Research Network

Launched in October 2011, with generous support from the Ford Foundation, the Vacant Property Research Network (VPRN) serves as a dynamic hub for collaboration among researchers, policymakers, and practitioners engaged in the design and development of new policies and programs for reclaiming vacant and abandoned properties and in the testing of creative urban design and plans for revitalizing distressed neighborhoods and regenerating legacy cities.

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Metropolitan Institute

College of Architecture and Urban Studies
Virginia Tech 1021 Prince St. Suite 100 Alexandria, VA 22314Phone: (703) 706-8100 Fax: (703) 518-8009Contact email: