Central Mass. panel discusses recipe for urban renewal

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WORCESTER — Transparency, communication and clarity are among the key elements of urban renewal initiatives, according to speakers and panelists at a session presented by the Worcester Regional Research Bureau Monday afternoon. The presentation was part of the Central Massachusetts Business Expo at the DCU Center.

Urban renewal agencies such as the Worcester Redevelopment Authority are given tools to address substandard or blighted conditions and work with public and private partners to bring about improvements, said Vincent Pedone, the authority’s chairman. Eminent domain is one of the strategies used.

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