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Headlines- The latest on vacant, abandoned, and problem properties – February 27, 2014

Written by on February 27, 2015

This is our twice-monthly round-up of news stories covering challenges related to vacant, abandoned, and problem properties — and how communities are transforming these properties into assets. (The headlines are for informational purposes only; inclusion does not indicate endorsement.) If you’d like to get this round-up in your inbox, join our email list!) Georgia Why…

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Headlines – The latest on vacant, abandoned, and problem properties – February 13, 2014

Written by on February 13, 2015

This is our twice-monthly round-up of news stories covering challenges related to vacant, abandoned, and problem properties — and how communities are transforming these properties into assets. (The headlines are for informational purposes only; inclusion does not indicate endorsement.) If you’d like to get this round-up in your inbox, join our email list! National #LoveThatLot:…

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#LoveThatLot: Your Valentines for formerly vacant lots

Written by on February 13, 2015

Parcel by parcel, on blocks across the country, transformations are underway: local champions are turning vacant, abandoned lots into local gems. These projects are changing neighborhoods and touching lives but, too often, they’re known only to those who are lucky enough to live nearby.  Last week, we issued a call for Valentines to shine some light on these special spots and you responded without…

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Seven Cities Selected for Community Progress Leadership Institute

Written by on February 10, 2015

Delegations from seven cities across three states have been selected to attend the 2015 Community Progress Leadership Institute (CPLI), a training program focused on equipping leaders with the skills to address large inventories of blighted and vacant properties for the benefit of their communities. The cities that will be sending delegations of up to six…

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Send your favorite revitalized lot some Valentine’s love with #LoveThatLot

Written by on February 5, 2015

Around the country, vacant lots and abandoned properties are being transformed into everything from new housing to urban orchards to pop-up beer gardens to go-kart race tracks. It’s time to show them some love! Between now and Valentine’s Day, use #LoveThatLot on Twitter and Facebook to share photos of your favorite formerly vacant lots that have been transformed into…

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Headlines – The latest on vacant, abandoned, and problem properties – January 30, 2015

Written by on February 2, 2015

This is our twice-monthly round-up of news stories covering challenges related to vacant, abandoned, and problem properties — and how communities are transforming these properties into assets. (The headlines are for informational purposes only; inclusion does not indicate endorsement.) If you’d like to get this round-up in your inbox, join our email list! National 4…

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