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Revisiting the Community Land Trust: An Academic Literature Review

Community and Economic Development Program of UNC

CLTs offer reliable stewardship of community land assets and a long-term promise of affordable housing (Davis 2010). One-time investments in CLT properties can keep those properties affordable as long as the CLT exists, ensuring affordability for far longer (Institute for Community Economics 1982, Jacobus and Brown 2010, White 2011).

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New Report on Ten Years of Land Banking in New York Offers Compelling Metrics of Success, Useful Lessons, and a Lot of Inspiration

Center for Community Progress

By Tarik Abdelazim , Director, National Technical Assistance, Center for Community Progress Before I came to Community Progress, I spent eight years in public service in my hometown, Binghamton, New York. Click here to learn more about our services and approach.

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Community Progress Welcomes 2022 Community Revitalization Fellows from New York, Pennsylvania, and Puerto Rico

Center for Community Progress

Their specialties include urban planning, public policy, landscape design, permaculture, and sustainable land stewardship advocacy. Grounded Strategies is excited to be selected for the Center for Community Progress Community Revitalization Fellowship,” said Becca Simon, Project Manager of Policy and Land Stewardship at Grounded Strategies.

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What Causes “Urban Prairies” in Shrinking Cities?

Center for Community Progress

Between 1990 and 2010, over 70,000 housing units were removed in Detroit, mainly through demolition, but at the end of that period the city had 40,000 more empty units—not counting the increase in vacant lots—than at the beginning.

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