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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).



Community Progress Events

 

June 16-17, 2014: Michigan Land Bank Leadership Summit in Traverse City, Michigan. More information


September 10, 2014: Regulation to Revitalization: The Role of Strategic Code Enforcement in Baltimore, Maryland. More information


May 19-21, 2015: Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference in Detroit, Michigan. More information

 

Other Events

 

August 20, 2014: Brownfields Area-Wide Planning Grants Webinar: Opportunities to Align and Leverage Partnership Investments by the Partnership for Sustainable Communities. More Information

 

September 18-19, 2014: MCDA 2014 Annual Fall Conference by the Michigan Community Development Association. More Information

 

September 19, 2014 : Webinar: The Connection between Housing and Health by the Pennsylvania Housing Alliance. More Information

 

 

 


 


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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