The Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference is the premier gathering of leaders from across the country exploring innovative solutions for tackling vacant, abandoned, and problem properties. May 19-21, 2015, more than 1,000 individuals attended the sixth Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference in Detroit!   Themed “Beyond Blight: Building a Bold Movement,” the 2015 conference explored the latest tools to combat vacancy and move beyond neighborhood blight, as well as how government officials, community leaders, and others in the field can join forces across departments, cities, and even states to achieve wide-scale positive change. Conference sessions highlighted work from around the country, including efforts in Michigan.

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Presentations

Opportunity Sites: Transforming Vacant Industrial Property into Citywide Assets

Rebuilding Neighborhood Markets: Strategies for Linking Small Business Support and Commercial Vacant Property Reuse  

Funding and Beyond: Building a Code Enforcement Budget