Abandoned Buildings

The world is full of millions of abandoned buildings; unused resources that drag down their surrounding communities. One website aims to provide advocates with the tools to reactivate them, writes Ben Schiller.
May 1, 2013   Fast Company Co.Exist
Artists are using the vacant buildings of the Rust Belt to create their art, and to comment on possibilities and visions for the future.
Sep 12, 2011   Rust Wire
Artist Candy Chang has taken an old building in Fairbanks, Alaska and turned it into a public idea board that asks locals what they think should be done with it.
Jul 1, 2011   Fast Company
Photojournalist and blogger Dr. Hank Snaffler, Jr. documents the Sathorn Unique, an abandoned skyscraper at the heart of Bangkok.
Jun 20, 2011   Abandoned Journey
The city of Youngstown, Ohio, is heavily reliant on funding from grants and outside sources to help pay for the clearing of abandoned properties. Those funds have grown since last year.
Apr 15, 2011   Vindy
The city of Detroit is increasingly characterized through imagery of its abandoned and decaying buildings. This piece from <em>The New Republic</em> says it's time to stop.
Jan 24, 2011   The New Republic
This slideshow from <em>The Guardian</em> looks inside some of Detroit's historic and decaying buildings.
Jan 3, 2011   Guardian
In a posh borough of London, empty homes are causing problems for officials, who are tasked with finding the owners of these vacant or abandoned mansions.
Jul 17, 2009   The Wall Street Journal
This slideshow from <em>The New York Times Magazine</em> takes a look at the abandoned and stalled buildings form around the country that epitomize the bust of the building market.
Jul 7, 2009   The New York Times Magazine
Congresswoman Laura Richardson has gotten on the nerves of her Sacramento neighbors, mainly because she's never around. As a result, her home has gone untended and turned into a blight on the neighborhood.
Jun 12, 2009   Los Angeles Times
Empty homes are littered in cities across the country. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, one out of every nine U.S. homes is unoccupied.
Apr 13, 2009   USA Today