15% of Cities Vacant or Abandoned

That's according to the National Vacant Properties Campaign. But there is a glimmer of hope as cases of 'temporary urbanism' and 'pop-up stores' fill the void.
February 2, 2010, 2pm PST | Tim Halbur
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Tod Newcombe writes, "Nationwide, examples of temporary urbanism abound, but there's no better place to look than Cleveland, where urban designers, public officials and activists are revitalizing vacant land and buildings. Last year, in the city's Industrial Flats section, which has been on the cusp of renewal only to see plans sputter out, a group called Pop-Up City held an event on vacant property that drew hundreds in midwinter."

For more information, check out Pop-Up Cleveland.

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Published on Tuesday, February 2, 2010 in Governing Magazine
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