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Cornerstone Webinar Recordings

The Cornerstone Webinar Series is a FREE monthly lunchtime webinar series that equips participants with the building blocks to understand and solve tough challenges related to property vacancy, abandonment, and deterioration. These hour-long webinars offer participants the ability to learn about topics and tools related to revitalization with field experts. Webinars take place from 12:00-1:00pm EDT on the fourth Thursday of each month. Please see the topic areas below for past webinar recordings and check out our Online Education page for more information on upcoming webinars. Support from Bank of America makes the Cornerstone webinar series possible.


Code Enforcement

Beyond Clipboards: A Strategic Approach to Code Enforcement (May 2019)

Presenter: Karen Black, Principal, May 8 Consulting, Inc.




Creative Placemaking

Trends in Creative Placemaking on Problem Properties (Nov. 2019)

Presenters: Liz Kozub - Associate Director of National Leadership and Education, Center for Community Progress; Rachel Engh - Conductor of Curiosity, Metris Arts Consulting; and Linda Steele, ArtUp




LISC Safety & Justice – Collaborative Approaches for Safe Places (Jun. 2019)

Presenters: Matt Perkins, Sr. Program Officer, LISC Safety and Justice; Bess Earl, Program Officer, Milwaukee LISC




Land Banking 

Land Banks 101 The Fundamentals of Land Banking and Equitable Development (Feb. 2020)

Presenter: Kim Graziani – Vice President and Director of National Technical Assistance




Land Banks and Land Banking 101 (Mar. 2019)

Presenter: Tarik Abdelazim, Associate Director of National Technical Assistance, Center for Community Progress




Trends in Research 

After the COVID-19 Emergency: What’s Next for Middle Neighborhoods? (Apr. 2020)

Presenter: Alan Mallach – Senior Fellow, Center for Community Progress





Myth Busting Shared Equity Homeownership in Weak Market Cities (Aug. 2019)

Presenters: Beth Sorce – Director of Capacity Building, Grounded Solutions Network and India Walton – Executive Director, F.B. Community Land Trust



Strengthening the Middle: Challenges and Strategies for Rebuilding Middle Neighborhoods (Jul. 2019)

Presenter: Alan Mallach, Senior Fellow, Center for Community Progress




Communities at Risk: Understanding the Challenges Facing Middle Neighborhoods (Feb. 2019)

Presenter: Alan Mallach, Senior Fellow, Center for Community Progress




Vacant Property Greening 

Planting Refuge Violence Prevention Through Vacant Property Greening (Apr. 2019)

Presenters: Alison Grodzinski, Managing Director, Prevention Research Center of Michigan/Michigan Youth Violence Prevention Center, and Michelle Kondo, PhD, Research Social Scientist, USDA Forest Service, Philadelphia Field Station