September 19, 2016


VPR Network is building a knowledge base to define essential concepts and promote shared understanding of how communities can reverse property abandonment, address blight, and reinvest in their residents’ futures. We do this through our working groups, whose participants embrace the complexity and varied viewpoints among researchers, practitioners, and community advocates from differing places and backgrounds.

Our latest efforts examine the wide range of urban greening strategies, define the many dimensions and definitions of blight, offer insight into strategic approaches to code enforcement, and explore the public health dimensions of addressing blight.