Please imagine a large destroyed area which has become ruined due to a war or an earthquake or simply because it was uninhabited for a long time or even from the outset.
I wonder what idiom/verb or expression best carries the meaning of rebuilding or recovering and beautifying it in order to make that area habitable, beautiful and lively?
I know only one single word "reclaim" that I doubt if it fits well here.
to make land, such as desert or areas covered by water, suitable for farming or building.
I wonder what would you use in English to indicate this meaning.
Added: in Turkish we call it:
Adjectives: Bayındır - Imar - Abat
Infinitives: Abat etmek - Imar etmek
In Arabic we call it:
In Russian: благоустройство мелиорация Облагораживат OR Реконструкция