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Are Land Banking Strategies Different in Rural Communities? Program Officer Courtney Knox Dives in on the Topic

Written by on July 23, 2012

Back in April, I attended the Small Town & Rural Development Conference, held in Thompsonville, Michigan.  While there, I gave a presentation on Land Banks in Small Towns and Rural Communities and, of course, invited everyone to attend the 7th Annual Land Bank Conference in Kalamazoo this fall! Despite the very specific title of the…


Remaking America for the 21st Century: Interim President, Amy Hovey, reflects on this year’s RVP Conference

Written by on July 3, 2012

It’s been a couple of weeks since I returned from New Orleans and this year’s Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference, which we titled, “Remaking America for the 21st Century.” In that time, I’ve been reflecting on what an audacious title that was for us to put forward and how pleased and proud I am to say…