Originally Posted by Roadcruiser1
Then it might be a massive slum clearing project. America had a lot of these projects in the 1950's. It's called Urban Renewal. Though it is proven that it doesn't work, because it destroys the culture of the original neighborhood.
Seriously , don't make any comparisons here because there are none to be made .
Urban renewal in the new world is far different from urban renewal in the rest of it . Until you've seen it for yourself (and I'm not talking about in person necessarily but at least in pictures) you should have no comment about how terrible a thing it is to replace what's on any given parcel of land with something different .
I should point out though that what doesn't work is the "renewal" part of urban renewal in America . Even that's misleading to state because the problem isn't that it doesn't do what it was supposed to do , it's that it doesn't fit with what's nearby . People can make a "neighbourhood" out of any place they live . The American concept of a neighbourhood is somewhat unique to Western thought . In the rest of the world , a neighbourhood is just the area you live in , not the people there. What matters is not the style of housing but the people themselves .