Vacant Lots

Nate Berg reports on the legal problems that can arise when a good Samaritan tries to create a park on a vacant lot.
Sep 26, 2012   The Atlantic Cities
Vacant lots in American cities consume vast amounts of land, which many are now recognizing as places of opportunity. Some cities and citizens are transforming once empty urban spaces into vibrant community-fostering places.
Aug 23, 2012   The Nature of Cities
John Gallagher investigates a growing trend of unsanctioned urban agriculture in Detroit, where residents have had to take alternative land use into their own hands.
Apr 11, 2012   Detroit Free Press
An art competition in Salt Lake City has resulted in a new installation to be built in one of the city's vacant lots.
Jan 19, 2011   The Salt Lake Tribune
About half of commercial mortgage defaults in Las Vegas last year were for vacant land. With loans impossible to get and construction at a halt, vacant land is a hard sell.
Mar 9, 2010   Las Vegas Review-Journal
A review of a new book <em>Building Commons and Community</em> by Karl Linn, a landscape architect and psychologist who worked to create vibrant community spaces in abandoned lots and boring institutional settings.
Aug 30, 2009   re:place Magazine
Officials in Fort Worth, Texas, are searching for ways to deal with buildings left vacant by businesses struggling during the recession. Other cities and the state of Texas are also addressing the issue.
Apr 7, 2009   Fort Worth Star Telegram
<p>Vacant lots and underutilized dirt patches are the the romping grounds of a new breed of activists. Known as "guerrilla gardeners", groups of people all over the world are reclaiming their cities' public spaces and landscapes by planting seeds.</p>
Apr 27, 2008   The Guardian