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How Are Ohio's Small and Mid-Sized Legacy Cities Faring? 

Greater Ohio Policy Center

October 27, 2016 at 10am ESTClick here for information

Ohio’s older industrial cities weathered a number of challenges in recent years, including population loss, ongoing economic transition, and neighborhood instability worsened by the Great Recession and foreclosure crisis. Smaller legacy cities experienced many of these challenges like their larger neighbors Cleveland and Cincinnati, but have different opportunities and obstacles to confront in achieving revitalization. This webinar will explore the findings of a recent report by Greater Ohio Policy Center that examined how smaller legacy cities, from Akron to Zanesville, fared over the last 15 years. GOPC will share best practices that smaller legacy cities throughout the Midwest and Northeast used to jumpstart revitalization. 

Retaining Maker and Manufacturing Space with Zoning Tools

Urban Manufacturing Alliance 

December 8, 2016 at 1pm ESTClick here for information

As manufacturing space is threatened by residential, commercial, and retail uses, cities are starting to think creatively about where small-batch production can happen in a city. Learn about new or proposed zoning initiatives in Somerville, Nashville, and Indianapolis that are helping makers and manufacturers protect real estate space they currently occupy or can move to in the future. 


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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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7th Annual Land Bank Conference | October 14 - 16, 2012


Category: Community Progress Event

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The 7th Annual Land Bank Conference set for
October 14-16, 2012 in Kalamazoo, MI.



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.