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Homeowners can earn a credit toward purchasing a vacant lot next door by taking care of the mowing, Route Fifty reports.
Twenty-three municipally-owned sites are available for innovative redevelopments, the deputy to Mayor Anne Hidalgo writes on the New Cities Foundation website.
The Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust works with low-income communities to transform underused parcels into community gardens and recreation zones, according to Seedstock.
Cities should harness vacant lots to improve urban ecosystems, according to an essay in The Nature of Cities.
An initiative led by Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett seeks to promote economic activity and nutrition in blighted areas, Stephen Goldsmith reports in Governing.
Fernando Palazuelo is among the many global investors scooping up real estate bargains in troubled Detroit, according to The New York Times.
A report from the Center for Community Progress highlights redevelopment strategies in Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and other U. S. cities that have suffered from population and economic declines.
U. S. cities prefer to raze, rather than restore, blighted areas
140-acre forest set for blighted neighborhood