Vacant Lots

Detroit Future City has released a guidebook for the process of redeveloping, renovating, and remediating neighborhoods full of vacant and blighted properties.
Oct 22, 2015   The Detroit News
In a bid for revenue and rejuvenation, Newark is selling vacant lots for $1,000. Buyers promise to build a home and stay for at least five years.
Mar 14, 2015   New York Times
A motion passed earlier this month calls for landowners to receive tax breaks for leasing vacant property for agriculture and farming.
Oct 23, 2014   The Los Angeles Times
Baltimore's urban gardening program dates back to 1978. A recent article details how the program works and the opportunity presented by a recent expansion to a new kind of property.
Jul 17, 2014   Seedstock
Following a trend that has been more common in shrinking cities, Washington D.C. is considering a bill that would convert district-owned lots into urban farms.
Jun 17, 2014   DCist
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