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Event and Webinars by the Center for Community Progress

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.


Our Events


There are no upcoming events at this time.


Our Webinars


Join the Cornerstone Webinar Series for a FREE monthly lunch-and-learn webinar series to stay up-to-date on the latest community development trends. This year’s Cornerstone Webinar series will focus on new updates in topics impacting vacancy, abandonment, and middle neighborhoods, from some of the industry’s leading experts, including Alan Mallach.


Webinars take place from 12:00-1:00pm EDT on the fourth Thursday of each month. Register for these hot topics today!


February 2020

Land Banks 101: The Fundamentals of Land Banking and Equitable Development

Thursday, February 27, 2020 12:00 pm ET | Register Now

In the last decade, the number of land banks in the United States has increased exponentially, to almost 200 across more than 15 states. Attend this session to learn how one core success strategy for addressing vacancy, tax delinquency, and abandonment is helping communities drive equitable development.

In this session you’ll learn:


  • The history and unique powers of land banks,
  • How to evaluate when and if a land bank is the right community fit,
  • The top land banking pitfalls to avoid, and
  • Successful strategies for partnerships


While land banks are not a silver bullet, they can serve as a powerful tool to advance community-driven goals to advance equity in your neighborhood. Register today to learn how.


Presenter: Kim Graziani - Vice President and Director of National Technical Assistance, Center for Community Progress


March 2020

Strategic Code Enforcement: Building a “3-E” Ordinance Program – Equity, Efficiency, and Effectiveness

Thursday, March 26, 2020 12:00 pm ET | Register Now


Smart code enforcement programs leverage limited resources to drive valuable impact to grow equity while combatting vacant, abandoned, and distressed properties. Attend this webinar to learn the latest strategies in strategic code enforcement and how to:


  • Structure and roll out common tools including nuisance abatement, receivership, and rental registration,
  • Implement equity code enforcement safeguards, and’
  • Align your code enforcement program with broader neighborhood stabilization effort.


Healthy communities require code and strategies that account for the economic and market realities that affect every owner. Register today to learn how code enforcement can help improve your neighborhood(s).


Presenter: Matt Kreis - General Counsel, Center for Community Progress


April 2020

What Might Work, What Probably Won’t: Designing A Market-Building Strategy for Middle Neighborhoods

Thursday, April 23, 2020 12:00 pm ET | Register Now


Although struggling middle neighborhoods face many challenges, housing market weakness and the lack of homebuyer demand are a common underlying theme linking them all. But markets take many forms, and what may work for one neighborhood won’t work in another. Building on last year’s middle neighborhood webinars, Alan Mallach will walk participants through the process of designing a market-building strategy for a middle neighborhood, beginning with a process of identifying and analyzing a neighborhood’s distinct market challenges and opportunities, using that process to design a strategy, and then zooming in on specific initiatives and programs that may be effective in rebuilding the neighborhood market.


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


May 2020

Community Leadership: Moving from Grassroots to Scalable Community Change

Thursday, May 28, 2020 12:00 pm ET | Register Now


Residents can create large-scale community success when given to power to take charge. Learn how change-makers across the US, from concerned moms to non-profit leaders, are converting the vacant, abandoned, and deteriorated (VAD) properties next door into community resources.

Attend this webinar to learn:


  • How the Community Revitalization Fellowship has supported grassroots community leaders bringing new ideas to life in their neighborhoods.
  • Examples of concerned community members who launched new gardens, parks, and more, and,
  • Tips on how community institutions can support resident driven work.


Presenter: Liz Kozub – Assistant Director of National Leadership and Education, Center for Community Progress


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