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The Housing and Slum Clearance Act and its Effectson the Urban Planning Profession
Departmental Papers (City and Regional Planning)
  • Eugenie L. Birch, University of Pennsylvania
Document Type
Conference Paper
Date of this Version
10-1-1999
Comments
Presented at Fannie Mae Conference on the Legacy of the 1949 Housing Act, October 1999, 22 pages.
Abstract

The Housing and Slum Clearance Act of 1949 transformed the planning profession. It had profound effects in six areas: the demand for planners, the exercise of planning techniques, the planners' self-image, the trappings of the profession, professional qualifying standards and the field's ability to adapt to changing circumstances. In the end, the single most important effect of the Act was its confirming in planners the desire to make the environment a better place.

Citation Information
Eugenie L. Birch. "The Housing and Slum Clearance Act and its Effectson the Urban Planning Profession" (1999)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/eugenie_birch/12/