The Housing and Slum Clearance Act and its Effectson the Urban Planning ProfessionDepartmental Papers (City and Regional Planning)
Document TypeConference Paper
Date of this Version10-1-1999
AbstractThe 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 InformationEugenie L. Birch. "The Housing and Slum Clearance Act and its Effectson the Urban Planning Profession" (1999)
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