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Community Progress hosts trainings and other educational events around the country. Here, you’ll find information about our upcoming events, including registration (if applicable), as well as the events of partner organizations.

 

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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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Land Bank Conference 2011

06/05/11

Event Date: June 5-7                                                                             

Download presentations from the conference

View the participant list from the conference

View bios of conference speakers

 

Thanks and congratulations to the many participants, sponsors, speakers, exhibitors, and volunteers who helped make the 2011 Land Bank Conference in Detroit a great success: our best-attended Land Bank Conference to date, with representatives from around the country coming together to work with and learn from one another.

It was a rich and busy few days.  Our keynote speakers, leading urbanists Carol Coletta and David Rusk, inspired and challenged us all with their remarks, each offering a unique perspective on our work and its impact on the American landscape.  Two bus tours took over 150 folks out into Detroit’s neighborhoods to see properties that once were considered problems and now have been reclaimed as resources for their communities.  More than 20 different workshops covered topics from brownfield remediation to community engagement.  And, most importantly, we got the opportunity to engage in great conversations with each other, forging the connections, ideas and networks that will take the land banking movement to the next level.

 

You can also click here to check out Frank Alexander and Community Progress’ new book, Land Banks and Land Banking, which was distributed to conference attendees.






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Urbanist Carol Coletta
Author, urban strategist, former mayor David Rusk
CP Board President Bill Johnson
Dinner time at the conference
CP CEO Dan Kildee
Spirited discussion during sessions
Networking between sessions
Land Banking 101
Opening reception
Land Bank Awards
Welcome Reception
Debate during sessions
Conference Session
Opening Workshop
Training Workshop