Understanding Boston's Urban Renewal

photo courtesy of Historic New England

Understanding Boston's Urban Renewal

Photo courtesy of Courtesy of Historic New England.

Urban renewal, a controversial mid-twentieth-century movement to revitalize America’s city centers, still evokes strong feelings. Learn about the complex events that led to the decline of America's downtowns and the promise offered by proponents of urban renewal. These projects dramatically changed the landscape of Boston and often displaced the communities who lived and worked in these "renewed" areas. On this walking tour learn more about this complex topic, explore the results of some of Boston’s well-known projects, and get a fleeting glimpse of what remains from before urban renewal forever altered the texture of downtown Boston.

Presented with Historic New England.

Tour Information

Tour lasts 120 minutes. 

This tour is not currently on our calendar, but can be scheduled as a private tour at any time. Call 617.367.2345 or use our private tour webform to learn more.

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