Community Progress Blog

Bringing Sexy Back: Code Enforcement Baltimore Style

Written by on September 25, 2011

Where else but Little Italy in Baltimore in 2011 could you find 20 people from across the country on a Monday night deeply engaged in dialogue about the intricacies of code enforcement systems and processes? And who would sponsor such a gathering if not the Center for Community Progress? “Turning Vacant Spaces into Vibrant Places”…


Promises Made, Promises Kept? The Fiscal Burden of Pensions and Health Care in Legacy Cities.

Written by on September 9, 2011

As policy analysts and pundits unpack President Obama’s Thursday address on jobs and the economy, Eric Scorsone of Michigan State University reminds us in Community Progress’ latest blog entry that the fiscal health of our cities is a core driver of the larger economic health of their regions. He argues that comprehensive strategies to address…