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"As we set up [a] land bank, we are also working to overhaul the City’s existing anti-blight ordinance and create and refine other tools for addressing problem properties. It was incredibly helpful for the team not only to hear an overview of what exactly a land bank is but also to hear how it works with other systems and tools to address vacant, abandoned, tax-delinquent, and foreclosed properties. "

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Cornerstone Webinars


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. Check out our upcoming webinars below:

 

March 2019


Land Banks and Land Banking 101

March 28, 2019 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST | Register now >> 

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.

 

If you have any questions or topic suggestions for Cornerstone webinars, we want to hear them! Please contact Justin Godard at jgodard@communityprogress.net.