2018 National Planning Conference

Poster: Cincinnati's Urban Renewal: The Kenyon-Barr Neighborhood

Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. CDT

Cost: Included in Registration

Activity Type: Posters

Activity ID: NPC187045


  • Define urban renewal in regard to its impact on the urban fabric of Cincinnati and the city's preservation efforts
  • The history of urban renewal in Cincinnati and the Kenyon-Barr neighborhood
  • Urban renewal in Cincinnati during the 1940-70s had a major impact on the city's social history and current social politics


My poster presentation will discuss the urban renewal program in Cincinnati, specifically in the Kenyon-Barr neighborhood in the city's historic West End. This poster will discuss the events leading up to the decision to apply for urban renewal funding and the three-part systematic demolition that occurred in this neighborhood. It will conclude with a discussion of the loss of the urban fabric in this section of the city - a case study in how urban renewal had a long-lasting effect on Cincinnati's social politics in the following decades.

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Session Speakers

Claire Meyer
Ithaca, NY

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