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An examination, using data from 297 urban renewal projects in 102 cities, of changes in the mean proportions of land in various uses, before and after renewal. Within project areas, the major impact of renewal is to double the land area devoted to industry and to triple the area used for public purposes. Residential area is sharply reduced, commercial area increased, and street area left about the same.

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