Ghetto clearance

December 25, 2007

Ghetto clearance

Originally uploaded by Karen Apricot New Orleans
an excerpt,

“With all the talk of demolitions of the Urban Ghettos we have here in New Orleans one thing I found lacking is any substantive discussion on the History of Ghettos and ghetto clearance.

In 1887 the middle-class Czechs dominating Prague’s City Hall announced that they had a plan for the large-scale destruction and reconstruction of the city’s former Jewish ghetto. The plan, involving the razing of nearly all of the roughly 260 buildings inside the ghetto, was carried out in the name of sanitation. To fund this ambitious project, city officials borrowed a vast sum of money. They also expelled the area’s impoverished residents from their homes without making any effort to secure new affordable housing for them. .”

read the squandered heritage blog entry
people, and housing

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