During the 2015 Reclaiming Vacant Properties (RVP) Conference, Senior Fellow Joe Schilling, hosted two roundtables –Building the Case for Code Enforcement and Strengthening the Case for Greening Legacy Cities. More than 30 researchers and practitioners participated in each session to highlight existing research and brainstorm unanswered questions about the effectiveness of code enforcement and urban
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Schilling Attends Strategic Code Enforcement Workshop

As part of the Institute’s Vacant Property Research Network, Senior Fellow Joe Schilling participated as part of the national faculty for a workshop on strategic code enforcement hosted by the Center of Community Progress and the International Municipal Lawyer’s Association.  On September 10th over 200 local government attorneys and practitioners spent the  day examining the
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Networking Event: New Orleans

Join the Vacant Property Research Network for appetizers during the Environmental Research Design Association conference to share ideas, find collaborators, discuss funding options, and pilot a match-making service for researchers and practitioners. Kent State University’s Kristen Zeiber and New Orleans Redevelopment Authority’s Colleen McHugh will be the hosts. Saturday, May 31st // 8:00am – 9:30am // New Orleans Teddy’s Cafe @ The
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Award Winner Profile: Amber Knee

In May 2014, the Vacant Property Research Network announced the recipients of its first student paper competition. The awards recognize two masters students whose research in a single-authored paper contributes to new knowledge and practice around vacant properties. Amber Knee, one of the winners, was selected from the submission of a single-authored paper (12-30 pages in length) on
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Just Released: Cleveland and Cuyahoga County Case Study

Cleveland and Cuyahoga County—A Resilient Region’s Responses to Reclaiming Vacant Properties documents how a dedicated group of policy entrepreneurs have come together to address successive waves of property abandonment in the city, county and first tier suburbs. This is the second of a three-part case study project aimed documenting resilient approaches to reclaiming vacant properties in Philadelphia, Cleveland and Baltimore. To download
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