Bangor’s urban renewal – good or bad?

Posted Dec. 08, 2008, at 5:21 p.m.

Along with much of the nation, Bangor saw big changes when so-called urban renewal

policies were implemented in the 1950s and 1960s. The policies meant a shift from

emphasizing the downtown as the center of commerce to outlying shopping centers. Has

this been good for Bangor? If it has meant a net loss for the city, in terms of community

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vitality, what similar forces are at work today that someday may be regretted?

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