Metropolitan Institute Visiting Fellow John Russo, has published a new article in New Geography, titled Fighting the Vacant Property Plague. Russo digs in to the issues surrounding banks abandoning foreclosed properties and how cities are innovating to address the growing blights.
VPRN advisory board member Justin Hollander, who is an Associate Professor at Tufts University, will host a networking lunch on Friday, November 15th for attendees of the American Society of Landscape Architect‘s annual meeting. If you are working with vacant properties or shrinking cities, please join Hollander to share ideas, find collaborators, and devise funding strategies: Flour
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Joseph Schilling, Terry Schwarz, along with Alan Mallach, FAICP, will be leading a workshop entitled “Tackling the Challenges of Vacant Properties” as part of the APA’s Planners Training Service Workshop Series, November 8-9 in Chicago. Description of the training: Vacant properties are everybody’s problem. They blight neighborhoods, reduce property values, foster crime and disease, and
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