Award Name

Senior Award Winner

Award Date

Spring 2024


This paper focuses on urban renewal in Chicago. There is remarkable continuity within the roots of urban renewal; many renewal projects were based on plans by large corporations, businesses, merchants, and other entities with substantial involvement and stake in urban center real estate. The implicit relationship between powerful business owners and city planners demonstrated how urban renewal supported a mutually beneficial, and even symbiotic relationship. Resources from the Claremont Colleges Library helped me to research my senior thesis and led me to take an interdisciplinary and novel approach toward the impacts of urban renewal from an individual and city-level perspective.

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