NextCity author Nina Feldman discusses the growing participatory and place-based design movement that brings together activists, architects, artists, and mobilizers of social change. To read more, click here.
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Category: Vacant Land
Posted: October 20, 2015
Posted: February 21, 2014
A recent NPR piece gives details on how the White House, Loveland Technologies, and citizens of Detroit, MI are working collaboratively to map the city’s dilapidated properties. Read about the project here.
Posted: November 22, 2013
As a result of a community organization’s action in Youngstown, Ohio, a new bill has been passed which forces banks to pay $10,000 in cash bonds for foreclosed properties that remain vacant in an effort to keep property maintained and reduce neighborhood blight. Read about the organization, the bill and its impact here.
Posted: October 17, 2013
We’ve done several projects (Locating Quality and Affordable Housing, Housing Demolition, Vacancy and Tenure Patterns in Syracuse, NY) to map vacant properties in Syracuse for organizations combating neighborhood blight through renewal. Wheeling, WV has enacted a policy to penalize absentee landlords and rid neighborhoods of vacant properties by starting a Vacant Property Registration Program, which charges fees for properties that are not maintained. See how the system works here.