Urban Renewal

Posted: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 4:18 pm

Former Buffalo Mayor Frank A. Sedita, left, was known by some as the "urban renewal" mayor. Serving from 1958 to 1961, and again from 1966 to 1973, Sedita presided over a massive transformation of the city landscape. Along with most other cities across the country, urban planners in Buffalo helped usher in the age of the automobile, low-density development and suburban living, all concepts that are now falling out of fashion.

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