By the 1970s, the vision and practice of urban revitalization shifted from the focus on social welfare and direct intervention in disadvantaged neighborhoods under the War on Poverty toward a more market-oriented agenda geared toward generating economic growth. Urban policy at both the federal and local levels became focused on competing in an unstable and globally integrated economy. The priorities of local governments changed from regulating development and providing public services to seeking out new business ventures and engaging in private sector partnerships in real estate development.