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Events

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.

 

Our Webinars


RemakeBreak Webinar series

RemakeBreak is a free, monthly, Michigan-focused, lunchtime webinar series. It features bite-sized, 45-minute webinars that are designed to connect you to the research, ideas, and success stories that inform your work on problem properties and community development. Mark your calendar: RemakeBreak will take place from 12:00-12:45pm on the fourth Thursday of each month.


Michigan's Moving...on Foot! How the Rise of Walkability Impacts Revitalization Efforts

July 30, 2015, 12:00 - 12:45pm: Registration

In the first webinar of our new RemakeBreak Webinar series, a monthly resource designed specifically for our Michigan partners, we'll take a look at The WalkUP Wake-Up Call: Michigan Metros, a new report by LOCUS, an initiative of Smart Growth America. The findings are too striking to ignore: 22% of all new income property development in seven Michigan metros is located in the 2.7% of land that is walkable urban, up from 12% in 2001-2008. But only 8% of housing is located in these places. Patrick Lynch, one of the report's lead authors and researchers, will walk you through The WalkUP Wake-Up Call: Michigan Metro's findings. We'll explore what this shift in development trends might mean for efforts to stabilize and revitalize distressed neighborhoods in Michigan communities.

 

Partner Webinars


Webinars for Commercial Vacant Property Redevelopment

Greater Ohio Policy Center, in partnership with the Ohio CDC Association, presents four webinars during the Summer of 2015 that will explain how to accomplish various aspects of commercial vacant property redevelopment and commercial district revitalization in legacy communities.


Tools & Strategies for Commercial Real Estate Development

July 29, 2015, 2:00 - 3:15pmRegistration

This webinar supplies tools and strategies that can be used to address the unique challenges of commercial real estate redevelopment. Additionally, strategies for motivating property owners to reuse commercial vacant properties and for gaining site control will be covered in this webinar. Within these topics, GOPC will cover tools and strategies that, together, can help practitioners in a variety of contexts return commercial vacant properties to productive use.

 

Tools & Strategies for Business Development and District Management

August 26, 2:00 - 3:15pm: Registration

Commercial revitalization requires the productive reuse of redeveloped spaces. This webinar lays out strategies and models for managing commercial districts in addition to specific methods for developing and attracting business tenants. Methods for developing existing businesses and attracting desirable new economic uses are described as part of implementing an overall business district management approach.  The combination of commercial property redevelopment and long-term business support programs may increase the potential for successful commercial revitalization.

 

Tools for Overcoming Financial Gaps

September 16, 2015, 2:00 - 3:15pm: Registration

Since the costs of commercial vacant property demolition, clean-up and redevelopment can be prohibitively high, established and creative financing sources will be necessary to undertake each of these activities in the future-especially in weaker markets and legacy cities. Various sources of capital from the private, public, and non-profit sectors, as well as how they can be used, will be described in this webinar.

 

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Partner Events

Brownfields Conference in Chicago, Illinois.

September 2-4, 2015More information

Brownfields 2015 is the premier conference and trade show focused on environmental revitalization and economic redevelopment.  The upcoming event is the 16th National Brownfields Training Conference, which promises to attract thousands of stakeholders to the “windy city” for three days of training, networking and business development.  

 

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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