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.
October 29, 2015, 12:00 - 12:45pm: Registration
The Detroit Land Bank Authority (DLBA) launched its Nuisance Abatement Program in the Spring of 2014. Since then, DLBA and the City of Detroit have made strides toward the ultimate goal: combating blight in order to rebuild dilapidated neighborhoods for the general health, safety, and welfare of the Detroit community.
Many practitioners and policy makers across the state have raised questions about how this type of a program can be implemented in their own communities. Join Becki Camargo from the DLBA to learn more about the DLBA’s process and what local ordinances need to be in place.
The conversation will focus on the questions that matter most to our attorney partners: how does DLBA draft the complaint? What steps does DLBA take to ensure minimum standards of constitutional due process are met, including providing notice of the nuisance abatement action to property owners and other interested parties? What is the process for opposing or appealing the action? When and how does title to the property transfer to DLBA?
Community Progress Code Enforcement Academy: Moving from Traditional to Transformative in Dallas, Texas.
November 16-17, 2015: Registration is now closed. Click here for information
At the national Code Enforcement Academy, you will be invited to look beyond the traditional and toward the potentially transformative role of code enforcement. You’ll explore a systemic, proactive approach that, when put into action, can enhance the ongoing traditional role of code enforcement and help your work make an even greater impact on your community.
2016 Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference in Baltimore, Maryland.
September 28-30, 2016: Click here for information
The Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference will explore the latest tools to strengthen neighborhoods that are being left behind in the housing recovery and continue to struggle with property challenges such as vacancy, abandonment, tax delinquency, foreclosure and disinvestment. Conference sessions will highlight work from around the country, including efforts in Baltimore.
Equitable Development: The Role of Brownfields Renewal, Community Land Trusts and Employee-Owned Businesses in Neighborhood Stability by the EPA.
October 14, 2015, 2:00 - 3:00pm: Registration
The foundation for creating strong, economically resilient and liveable communities is increasingly built upon a spectrum of place-based activities that develop improved tools and strategies. This workshop is designed to give participants practical tools and share insider views about pioneering community building models.
No partner events are scheduled at this time.
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Reinventing Older Communities Conference | May 9 - May 11, 2012
Register now for the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia's fifth biennial Reinventing Older Communities conference. This year's theme is building resilient cities, with a particular focus on smaller cities that were once manufacturing centers.