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Adventures of a Slum Fighter (Classic Reprint)

Adventures of a Slum Fighter (Classic Reprint)

ISBN: 9781375867566
Publisher: Andesite Press
Publication Date: 2017-08-21
Number of pages: 294
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Excerpt from Adventures of a Slum Fighter

One OF the most glaring obstructions to a better life for millions of our people is the obsolete design and structure of our cities. Already we are acutely aware that the conditions of our metropolitan schools, hospitals, transport and recreation facilities are intolerable. And worst of all are the slums.

That's why this book interests me so much. It's the author's adventures in wiping out slums. These are facts, not theories, because as a practical real-estate man he has done what he writes about. Reading like a novel, this book proves that slums cost us taxpayers more to keep than to clear; that the battle against child delinquency, disease, and vice is the battle against the slum.

The response to these ills of our cities has been wholesale flight from the city itself, but not from the city as such. The city remains la source as it has been since time immemorial. Accordingly, the cities will not wither away; they will be rebuilt.

The rebuilding of our cities is, therefore, one of the grand projects for the years immediately ahead. The programs will be varied - creative and imitative. The emphasis will be here on one objective, there on another.

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