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What’s the deal with rural land banks? A Q&A with West Virginia Land Stewardship Corporation Executive Director Taylor Bennett

Center for Community Progress

Land banks are a powerful tool to address vacant properties in rural communities, and West Virginia passed land bank enabling legislation in 2014. We spoke with Taylor Bennett , Executive Director of the West Virginia Land Stewardship Corporation (WVLSC). The bill ran in 2014 and passed that same year. Photo courtesy of WVLSC.

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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). Meehan, 2014). A few local governments have granted eminent domain takings power to CLT partners to acquire dilapidated adjacent land (Meehan 2014). 2 (2014): 113-133. Meehan, James. Miller, Stephen R.

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Harnessing Our Power to Create Space and Positive Change — Episode 106

Open Space Radio: Parks and Recreation Trends

building her mountain craft since 2014, when she graduated from corporate life with a one-way ticket to South America. The importance of being a responsible steward of the land and how local park and recreation professionals can provide educational opportunities around environmental stewardship.

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What Causes “Urban Prairies” in Shrinking Cities?

Center for Community Progress

Between 2014 and 2020, the city of Detroit demolished nearly 20,000 vacant properties, mostly single-family homes, adding to the nearly 100,000 vacant lots already dotting the city, the result of earlier demolitions stretching back decades.

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