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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.


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2019 Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference 

Atlanta, Georgia | October 2-4, 2019 | Learn More

The Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference (RVP) is the only national conference dedicated to strengthening communities through innovative solutions for vacant, abandoned, and deteriorated properties. From October 2-4, 2019, RVP is expected to draw approximately 1,000 professionals to Atlanta for 60+ engaging sessions and other learning opportunities. This year's theme is “Equity First: Revitalizing Communities Together.” It will focus on efforts to revitalize disinvested communities in ways that meet the needs and preferences of residents, create new opportunities for and with marginalized communities, and rectify unjust land use, housing, and related policies that contributed to decline.


Our Webinars


Land Banks and Land Banking 101

March 28, 2019 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm EST: Click here to register 

In the last decade, the number of land banks in the United States has increased exponentially, to more than 170 across more than 15 states. In many places, they have become a core element of strategies to address abandonment and advance equitable development—and interest remains high. At the same time, land banks are not a silver bullet, and it’s not always clear if a land bank could be a good addition to a community’s toolbox. This webinar will share the history of land banking and help participants understand the powers of land banks that distinguish them from other tools. Participants will learn when and how land banks can be most effective, with real-world examples. They’ll also develop a clearer sense of what land banks can and cannot be expected to accomplish, and learn more about common mistakes, funding strategies, and how a land bank can round out other revitalization efforts.

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


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