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Community Progress’s Publications Library collects and disseminates the information to assist your revitalization work. It provides publications including case studies, toolkits, reports, research papers, conference presentations, policy briefs, and more.

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The Case for Lead-Safe Demolitions

Publication Date: 2/7/2014

By Lyke Thompson, PhD, Carrie Beth Lasley, PhD, Angie Sarb and Alanna Woolley for Wayne State University

There are serious costs from vacant and open properties (social, financial, public safety), but if they are demolished in the wrong way there will be substantial...

Places in the Making: How placemaking builds places and communities

Publication Date: 10/23/2013

By the MIT Department of Urban Studies and planning

On June 18th, 2013, community leaders from the cities of Baltimore, Cleveland, Detroit and Philadelphia engaged in a discussion on the successes and challenges they face in efforts to revitalize their cities....

Roadmap for Auto Community Revitalization: A Toolkit for Local Officials Seeking to Clean Up Contamination, Revive Manufacturing, Improve Infrastructure & Build Sustainable Communities

Publication Date: 9/4/2013

By the United States Environmental Protection Agency

This Roadmap for Auto Community Revitalization, developed under the partnership between EPA’s Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization, the Department of Labor’s Office of Recovery for Auto Communities and...

On the Road to Reuse: Residential Demolition Bid Specification Development Tool

Publication Date: 9/1/2013

By the United States Environmental Protection Agency

EPA Region 5 report and bid specification development tools for use by cities, counties or land banks undertaking large-scale residential demolitions. Anticipate the environmental issues and concerns so you can factor them into the...

Redefining "Rust Belt": An Exchange of Strategies by the Cities of Baltimore, Cleveland, Detroit and Philadelphia

Publication Date: 9/1/2013

Published by the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

 On June 18th, 2013, community leaders from the cities of Baltimore, Cleveland, Detroit and Philadelphia engaged in a discussion on the successes and challenges they face in efforts to revitalize their cities....

Regenerating America's Legacy Cities

Publication Date: 6/25/2013

By Alan Mallach, Center for Community Progress and Lavea Brachman, Greater Ohio Policy Center

In this policy brief, Mallach and Brachman analyze 18 cities that have experienced significant population and job loss, highlighting their existing obstacles as well as...

Conservatorship Handbook: How to use conservatorship to address blighted and abandoned property for Philadelphia's community leaders

Publication Date: 4/15/2013

Published by the Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania by contributing authors Rachel Blake, John Caddell, Cynthia Witman Daley, John Kromer, Irene Mclaughlin, and Catherine L Meehan.

The purpose of The Conservatorship Handbook is to help community leaders in Philadelphia make use of a new...

Strategic Lessons in Sustainable Community Building - The Groundwork USA Network

Publication Date: 3/1/2013

By Joe Schilling (Center for Community Progress) and Raksha Vasudevan on behalf of Groundwork USA

This report highlights ten case studies from the Groundwork Trust network that seek to reclaim brownfields, urban rivers and vacant spaces through community engagement, and achieve...

Grounds for Change: Activating Vacant Land

Publication Date: 2/22/2013

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Community Progress is launching a new interactive resource for communities, individuals, and policy makers interested in improving their neighborhoods through strategic green reuse of vacant...