Monthly Archives: January 2015

Urban Land: In 13 States, Land Banks Stabilizing Weakened Municipalities

As vacancies and blight have plagued parts of the United States still recovering from recession and the mortgage foreclosure crisis, so too has land banking grown. There are now some 120 land banks and land-banking programs in 13 states, with West Virginia joining the list in 2014. Check out the full article at Urban Land

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Urban Land: Universal Structures as Long-Term Sustainable Assets

A Boston convention authority develops adaptable structures as long-term assets that can transition from parking to retail, office, hotel, housing, and entertainment uses. Check out the full article at Urban Land

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Davlan Park Innovation Design Competition

The Riley Area Development Corporation is having a Community Art Space Competition “Davlan Park Innovative Design”. Those interested can submit a Registration Form to strickland@rileyarea.org by no later than February 1st, 2015. The competition submittal date is March 1st, 2015. For more information, please review the project description and the Davlan Park Existing Site Plan

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Thriving Communities, Thriving State

Co-chaired by former Lt. Governor Kathy Davis and former Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Randy Shepard, the IU Public Policy Institute is launching the second project of the Policy Choices Initiative, Thriving Communities, Thriving State. The goal of Policy Choices is to encourage discussions among government, nonprofit, and private sector leaders about issues that are or will be critical to Indiana’s future—to provide policy options for action. As part of the process for Thriving Communities, there will be five public input sessions across the state: February 5, 2015 Gary, Indiana … Read More

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