Philadelphia Case Study, “Philadelphia’s Vacant Property Journey,” Released

Philly Cover Image (2)The just-released case study, “Philadelphia’s Vacant Property Journey“,  is one of three conducted by Virginia Tech’s Vacant Property Research Network (VPRN), with support from the Ford Foundation, to document resilient approaches to reclaim vacant properties in three cities: Philadelphia, Cleveland, and Baltimore. These studies identify policy reforms and program innovations to reclaim vacant properties, discuss each city’s capacity and networks for adapting to ever-shifting vacant property problems, and offer recommendations for improving and sustaining each city’s more resilient approach to urban regeneration. By synthesizing the strategies and initiatives across these three pioneering cities, the case studies bring to life the elements of a holistic policy process that can assist practitioners, policymakers, and researchers in the design and development of a more resilient system for reclaiming vacant properties and regenerating distressed communities.

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