Is "Smart Growth" smart? : health effects of urban renewal in Portland, Oregon Public Deposited

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  • This thesis examines the impact of urban renewal on individual health, specifically focusing on an urban planning model called Smart Growth that is being used in Portland, Oregon. Findings are based on qualitative and quantitative analyses of interview and survey data from study participants living in a community where renewal projects are underway. The sample included community residents, urban planners, and fair housing advocates. Outcomes suggest that although Smart Growth is often touted as being a solution to the negative health consequences of urban sprawl, there are also many downsides to this form of revitalization. Urban renewal can lead to infrastructural insecurity for residents, causing loss of social capital and even displacement. Both factors are known to negatively influence health status.
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