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Community Progress has published numerous reports and studies to help equip communities around the country with the information they need to reclaim and transform their inventories of vacant, abandoned, and problem properties. Reports are available to download free of charge below. Publications dated prior to 2010 are by the National Vacant Properties Campaign, which merged with the Genesee Institute to form the Center for Community Progress in 2010. 

 

Placemaking in Legacy Cities: Opportunities and Good Practices (December 2013)

New Solutions Group, LLC for the Center for Community Progress


Georgia Land Bank Resource Manual (June 2013)

Alexander, Frank S. and Toering, Sara for the Center for Community Progress


Analysis of Bulk Tax Lien Sale: City of Rochester (February 2013)

Center for Community Progress


Long-Term Stress and Systemic Failure: Taking Seriously the Fiscal Crisis of America's Older Cities (September 2011)

Mallach, Alan and Scorsone, Eric for the Center for Community Progress


Land Banks and Land Banking (June 2011)

Alexander, Frank S. for the Center for Community Progress


Restoring Properties, Rebuilding Communities: Transforming Vacant Properties in Today's America (October 2010)

Center for Community Progress

 

Regenerating Youngstown and Mahoning County Through Vacant Property Reclamation (February 2009)

Kildee, Dan; Logan, Jonathan; Mallach, Alan; Schilling, Joseph for the National Vacant Properties Campaign

 

Blueprint Buffalo Policy Brief: Regional Strategies and Local Tools for Reclaiming Vacant Properties in the City and Suburbs of Buffalo (2006)

National Vacant Properties Campaign

 

Blueprint Buffalo Action Plan: Regional Strategies and Local Tools for Reclaiming Vacant Properties in the City and Suburbs of Buffalo (2006)

National Vacant Properties Campaign

 

Vacant Properties: The True Costs to Communities (August 2005)

National Vacant Properties Campaign

 

Cleveland at the Crossroads: Turning Abandonment into Opportunity (June 2005)

Mallach, Alan; Levy, Lisa Mueller; Schilling, Joseph for the National Vacant Properties Campaign