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Top 5 Community Progress Resources of 2019

Written by on December 19, 2019

Five Game-Changing Community Development Resources to Help Drive Revitalization

What’s working in Community Development? Sixty thousand readers, 1,400 conference attendees, and thousands more downloaders and training attendees say these are the top Community Progress resources of 2019.

Whether you work for a local government or are looking to turn your community passion into progress, take advantage of these top free tools for helping grow revitalization:

5. Session Downloads from the Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference 2019

If you missed or want to revisit information from this year’s fastest-growing revitalization education event, you’re not alone. Get presentations, speaker information, and sign up for the early-bird discount and location information for the next Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference.

4. Training and Tools: Creative Placemaking on Vacant Properties

Whether you’re bringing new use to a neighborhood lot or collaborating on turning an eye-sore into a community asset, you don’t have to start from scratch. Download real-life examples and tips from communities who’ve turned problem properties into creative placemaking assets. From property value increases to safety, learn about the benefits and “Trends in Creative Placemaking on Problem Properties: 2019 National Survey.”

3. Land Banking 101­ — On-Demand Training

For a limited time, you can get access to expert training on the basics of land banks from Tarik Abdelazim, Associate Director of National Technical Assistance, Center for Community Progress. Visit our online education center to access this webinar and our top topics from 2019.

2. Land Bank Locator – Find Local Help

If you’re asking “Where’s the nearest land bank?” or “Is there a land bank in my state?”, check out our second-most popular online tool of 2019 – the Community Progress National Map of Land Banks & Land Banking Programs. Find location, contact, and structure information on America’s growing list of 180+ land banks and select Land Bank FAQs to get answers to the most common land banking questions.

1. Community Revitalization Gamechangers ­– Revitalization Fellowship 2019

Topping our list of most popular revitalization resource hits is one of Community Progress’ newest programs – The Community Revitalization Fellowship. Beginning in 2019, we are connecting up to 18 fellows who are driving community revitalization across the country for leadership development, skills training, and expense-paid travel to learn how they can leverage ideas from neighborhoods across the country to drive progress.

In addition, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to get a first look at the work of past fellows and new cohort in 2020.

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year from the entire team at the Center for Community Progress. Thank you for supporting this decade of progress and joining us for an incredible 2020.

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cliff says:
Dec 28, 2019

i am an old banker and want to help my home town would like as much info as you would share


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