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Land Bank Conference 2011
Event Date: June 5-7
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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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