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2016 Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference in Baltimore, Maryland.

September 28-30, 2016: Click here for information

The Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference will explore the latest tools to strengthen neighborhoods that are being left behind in the housing recovery and continue to struggle with property challenges such as vacancy, abandonment, tax delinquency, foreclosure and disinvestment. Conference sessions will highlight work from around the country, including efforts in Baltimore. 


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Neighborhoods in America's Legacy Cities: A Dialogue in Detroit in Detroit, Michigan.

Michigan State Historic Preservation Office

September 13-16, 2016Click here for information

The Michigan State Historic Preservation Office is working in collaboration with partners from academia, federal, state and local government, advocacy groups, nonprofit agencies, neighborhood organizations and the private sector to bring the Neighborhoods in America’s Legacy Cities conference to Detroit in 2016. 

 

Reinventing Our Communities: Transforming Our Economies

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s Community Development Studies and Education Department 

September 21-23, 2016Click here for information

Reinventing Our Communities is a national biennial conference series hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and cosponsors. This signature event draws hundreds of community developers, planners, government leaders, bankers, researchers, and foundation representatives from across the country to participate in forward-looking conversations regarding revitalizing our communities in equitable and inclusive ways.

 

PastForward

National Trust for Historic Preservation

November 15-18, 2016Click here for information

PastForward is the premier educational and networking event for those in the business of saving places. This year, attendees will be energized and challenged as we consider the role preservation can play in securing more healthy, sustainable, just and attractive cities during the 50th anniversary celebrations of the National Historic Preservation Act.


 

 

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2012 Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference | June 20 - 22, 2012

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Reclaiming Vacant Properties

 


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The fourth national Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference will take place in New Orleans. Our theme is “Remaking America for the 21st Century.”


As always, conference sessions and activities will explore a wide variety of topics related to the challenges and opportunities presented by foreclosed, abandoned, blighted and other problem properties. But this time around, we’re also making even more of an effort to place these ideas in the broader context of the nation’s economic recovery and the future reinvention of America’s cities and towns. At Community Progress, we believe that land is the foundation upon which great places are built and that land reform strategies are key to creating cities and towns that are livable enough to retain and employ their current residents, and economically vibrant enough to compete for the jobs and population of the future. In other words, reclaiming vacant properties is a first step toward remaking America.

 

New Orleans is a perfect setting in which to explore this idea, since there is truly no other city in America that so exemplifies meeting the challenges of growth and renewal. This is particularly true since we’ve chosen the Hyatt Regency New Orleans as the location for the conference. The Hyatt will be reopening this fall for the first time since Hurricane Katrina. We are confident you’ll find New Orleans an exciting and inspiring place to gather.

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