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2016 Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference in Baltimore, Maryland.

September 28-30, 2016: Click here for information

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2010 Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference


Event Date: October 13-15, 2010
Category: Community Progress Event

Thanks to the nearly 1,000 people who attended the third national Reclaiming Vacant Properties conference in Cleveland! We look forward to working with you to help make the strategies you learned about fit your community’s needs.  Download the program, presentations, participant list, and speaker bios

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Community Progress President, Dan Kildee, kicks off the 2011 Reclaiming Vacant Properties conference in Cleveland
Dan Kildee welcomes members of the National Vacant Properties Campaign Executive Committee: Joe Schilling (Virginia Tech), Mike Tierney (LISC), and Geoff Anderson (Smart Growth America.)
Congressman Dennis Kucinich
Mayor Dayne Walling (Flint) and Mayor Frank Jackson (Cleveland)
Mayors A.C. Wharton (Memphis) and Dayne Walling (Flint) participate in a roundtable discussion moderated by Diana Lind (New Cities Foundation and Next American City.)
Neighborhood Progress, Inc. Acting Director, Linda Warren, welcomes attendees at a reception
Best-selling author Alex Kotlowitz inspires the crowd
Q&A time in the plenaries
Alex Kotlowitz signs books at the Visible Voice book stand
A discussion during the poster session
More discussions about ideas presented through the poster session
Alan Mallach (Community Progress/The Brookings Institution) and Olga Stella (Detroit Economic Growth Corporation) discuss re-imagining cities
Presley L. Gillespie (Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation)
Carey Shea (Project Home Again) and Ellen M. Lee (Greater New Orleans Foundation)
A breakout during one of the training sessions
A breakout during one of the training sessions
Brooke Furio (EPA, Region 5)
James McNichol (Milwaukee Police Department)
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