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.

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

7th Annual Land Bank Conference, hosted by the Center for Community Progress

From the Center for Community Progress:

October 14-16
7th Annual Land Bank Conference will feature leading experts, stakeholders, practitioners
Kalamazoo, Michigan

The conference brings together revitalization professionals, practitioners for three days of networking, brainstorming, information-sharing on how to make land banking work for local communities.

As the nation’s towns and cities search for solutions to foreclosure, abandonment and vacancy, they are increasingly turning to land banking as an essential tool. The Center for Community Progress’ 7th Annual Land Bank Conference is a “must-attend” for all those who want to know more about the intricacies of land banking and how it’s being successfully used across the nation.

This year’s conference includes 20 sessions on issues from legislative options to preservation and redevelopment scenarios, from financing programs to preserving properties and adaptive reuse. Two in-depth training seminars on land banking and code enforcement dovetail with daily mobile tours that showcase Kalamazoo County Land Bank successes in brownfield redevelopment, mixed-use development and greening initiatives – plus dynamic keynote speeches from Hunter Morrison and Scott Bishop, two of the nation’s most respected revitalization experts.

Early bird registration discounts are available for those who register before September 14. See the full program, learn how to register here, or visit our website.

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