Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Saturday, June 04, 2011

New book: Land Banks and Land Banking

From the Center for Community Progress:

As a follow-up to the 2005 seminal land bank text, the new Land Banks and Land Banking authored by Frank S. Alexander, offers public officials and community leaders a step-by-step guide for taking control of problem properties and then leveraging them to spur smart development and meet community needs. This new book provides detailed information gathered from the most robust and current land banks and land banking programs from across the country.

The book is available as a free download or in hardcover.
Land banking tends to be a necessary strategy for revitalization in weak real estate submarkets.

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