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The Technical Assistance Scholarship Program (TASP) is seeding innovation to tackle vacancy and abandonment nationwide -- and your community may have a chance to be one of the program's latest recipients. Join us in an informational webinar where we will provide an overview of TASP and answer your questions about the program. Click here to learn more about TASP.


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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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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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