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.
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.
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.
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 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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Brownfields Conference in Chicago, Illinois.
September 2-4, 2015: More 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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7th Annual Land Bank Conference | October 14 - 16, 2012
The 7th Annual Land Bank Conference set for
Land banks are a valuable tool to stabilize neighborhoods and encourage renewal – as communities across the nation are struggling with foreclosures and vacant properties.
Join the nation’s leading land bank advocates, practitioners and public policy experts to learn how communities are using land banks to empower their neighborhoods, gain control of vacant properties and repurpose land to build stronger, more vibrant towns and cities. Hear about challenges and success stories in the field, and share creative strategies to repurpose land for commercial, residential and recreational use.
Contact Courtney Knox at 877-542-4842 x20 for more information.