Word of the Day – June 21, 2012

blight (noun)

blight

a spoiled or ruined environmental condition, especially of an urban area

A national study of housing abandonment found that the “tipping point” in a neighborhood occurred when just three to six percent of the structures were abandoned. Vacant lots and empty buildings are more than just symptoms of blight — they are also causes of it.
Witold Rybczynski     October 1995

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