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Vacant Land Management in Philadelphia: The Cost of the Current System and the Benefits of Reform

Publication Date: 11/1/2010
By Econsult, Penn Institute for Urban Research at the University of Pennsylvania, May 8 Consulting   The 40,000 vacant parcels in Philadelphia cause $3.6 billion in reduced property values, cost more than $20 million per year in city maintenance and nets the city  $70 million less in...

URBAN VOIDS: grounds for change

Publication Date: 4/1/2010
Edited by Deenah Loeb, City Parks Association, City of Philadelphia URBAN VOIDS: grounds for change explores the innovative community engagement process and international ideas competition that challenged residents and designers to imagine a sustainable reuse of the vacant land in Philadelphia....

Blight Free Philadelphia

Publication Date: 10/1/2001
By the Eastern Pennsylvania Organizing Project and the Temple University Center for Public Policy Hoping to turn the tide against a population exodus and the resulting property abandonment and blight, planners in Philadelphia  crafted an extensive plan to revitalize the region's housing...

Neighborhood Stabilization and Safety in North East Philadelphia

Publication Date: 12/1/2010
By John Kromer and Christopher Kingsley Published by The Penn Fels Institute of Government This publication presents data on demographic and social indicators for the Association of Puerto Ricans on the March (APM) target area, Southwest Center City, and Philadelphia as a whole. The findings...

More Than Just An Eyesore: Local Insights and Solutions on Vacant Land And Urban Health

Publication Date: 11/28/2012
By Eugenia Garvin, Charles Branas, Shimrit Keddem, Jeffrey Sellman, and Carolyn Cannuscio This study, published by the Journal of Urban Health, examines how vacant land can negatively impact the health and safety of residents. After conducting interviews with residents living...

Land Banks as a Redevelopment Tool - Cascade Newsletter

Publication Date: 9/1/2010
By Dan Kildee The Fall 2010 issue of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia's Cascade newsletter focuses on urban renewal and how localities like Philadelphia and Flint are using traditionally-troublesome vacant and abadoned properties to its advanage. Kildee explains in the article he wrote for...

Redefining "Rust Belt": An Exchange of Strategies by the Cities of Baltimore, Cleveland, Detroit and Philadelphia

Publication Date: 9/1/2013
Published by the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond  On June 18th, 2013, community leaders from the cities of Baltimore, Cleveland, Detroit and Philadelphia engaged in a discussion on the successes and challenges they face in efforts to revitalize their cities. This event,...

Conservatorship Handbook: How to use conservatorship to address blighted and abandoned property for Philadelphia's community leaders

Publication Date: 4/15/2013
Published by the Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania by contributing authors Rachel Blake, John Caddell, Cynthia Witman Daley, John Kromer, Irene Mclaughlin, and Catherine L Meehan. The purpose of The Conservatorship Handbook is to help community leaders in Philadelphia make use of a new tool...

How to Spend $3.92 Billion: Stabilizing Neighborhoods By Addressing Abandoned and Foreclosed Properties

Publication Date: 10/1/2008
By Allan Mallach, Visiting Scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia This report outlines 11 principles that grantees of HUD’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program should use to design programs to maximize the effectiveness of the investment, including comprehensive market analysis,...