A 1965 Film Makes the Case for Urban Renewal

By Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg

No Time for Ugliness, sponsored by the American Institute for Architects, is a sweeping portrait of cities across the country in the mid-1960s. Vehemently against urban sprawl, advertising in public spaces, and "mean and ugly" low-income housing, the film cites what it considers to be success stories of development in Detroit, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and more. Courtesy of the Prelinger Archive, the film is a fascinating look at the push for "revitalization" in the 1950s and 1960s. 

 

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