Overview: Every downtown faces the challenge of vacant and blighted commercial buildings. These problems often appear intractable and frankly beyond the reach of an urban place management organization. Learn how two cities decided to step up and tackle this problem head-on with a data-driven approach using both carrots (incentive outreach) and sticks (litigation). Hear about what worked well and what didn’t.
- Understand the negative impact of commercial blight and vacancy on property values in urban areas.
- Explain the importance of taking a data-driven approach to remediating blight.
- Apply the guiding principles to set priority properties and determine when to use carrots and sticks for each.
Friday, February 11, 2022 | 12:00pm ET (9:00am PT)
Domain: Economic Development
Pricing: IDA Members: Free | Nonmembers: $40
Advancing Places is an online series aimed at empowering IDA members with the solutions needed to address the most critical urban issues of the day. This session will include a moderated Q&A and will be recorded for member and nonmember use in the future.
- Brett Roler, AICP, Vice President of Planning & Development, Downtown Memphis Commission, Memphis, TN
- Alex Balloon, Director, Tacony Community Development Corporation, Philadelphia, PA
- Carolyn L. Dellutri, CTP, CMSM, Director of Professional Development, IDA
LPM | 1 – IDA LPM professionals can earn credit hours for this webinar. More information about IDA’s Leadership in Place Management certification program can be found here.
CM | 1 – AICP members can earn Certification Maintenance (CM) credits for this webinar. More information about AICP’s CM program can be found here.
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