Register for a Cornerstone, our FREE monthly lunch-and-learn webinar series and stay up to date on the latest trends in community development. Webinars take place from 12:00 – 1:00 pm ET on the fourth Thursday of each month and offer a range of topics including land banks and land banking, vacant land stewardship, and strategic code enforcement.

Thanks to generous support from Bank of America and General Motors Corporate Giving, Cornerstone webinars are offered free of charge. If you have any questions or topic suggestions for Cornerstone webinars, we want to hear them! Please contact Christina Carter-Grant, Senior Program Officer for National Leadership and Education, at


Check back soon for upcoming Cornerstone Webinars!

Past Webinar Recordings

Available on YouTube.

July 2022: How to Use Property Condition Data for Vacant Land Stewardship
Presenters: Janell O’Keefe – Senior Program Officer for Michigan Initiatives, Center for Community Progress; Melissa Hertlein – Genesee County Land Bank; Austin Harrison – Rhodes College

May 2022: State Policy and Equitable Revitalization: A Conversation with Alan Mallach
Presenters: Alan Mallach – Senior Fellow, Center for Community Progress; Alison Goebel – Executive Director, Greater Ohio Policy Center

April 2022: Strengthening Community Relationships to Achieve Equitable Code Enforcement
Presenters: Liz Kozub – Associate Director of National Technical Assistance, Center for Community Progress; Joe Dulin – Community Development Director; Community Development Department; City of Peoria

March 2022: Understanding The Final Rule: Leveraging ARPA To Address Vacancy and Strengthen Communities
Presenters: Rob Finn – Director of Policy and Research, Center for Community Progress; Cordaryl Patrick – Director of Economic and Community Development, City of Decatur, Illinois; and Katelyn Wright – Executive Director, Greater Syracuse Land Bank

February 2022: Land Banks and Community Land Trusts: Partnering to Provide Equitable Housing Opportunities for Generations to Come
Presenters: Kim Graziani – Senior Technical Assistance Advisor, Center for Community Progress; Christopher Norman – Executive Director, Metro Atlanta Land Bank; and Amanda Rhein – Executive Director, Atlanta Land Trust

November 2021: Creative Placemaking: New Tools for Empowering Community-Led Revitalization
Presenters: Liz Kozub – Associate Director of National Leadership and Education, Center for Community Progress; Daniel Egusquiza – Executive Director, Barrio Alegria

October 2021: Vacant Land Stewardship – New Online Resource Center from Community Progress >
Presenters: Janell O’Keefe – Senior Program Officer for Michigan Initiatives, Center for Community Progress; Evaine Sing, RLA, LEED AP – Community and Organizational Consultant, EKS Solutions, LLC.

August 2021: The Cost of a 2×4 is What?! Overview of Lumber Costs and the Opportunity for Deconstruction >
Speakers: Dr. George H. Berghorn – Assistant Professor of Construction Management and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Forestry, Michigan State University; Mae Bowley, Executive Director, Re:Purpose Savannah; Danielle Lewinski – Vice President of Technical Assistance, Center for Community Progress for Community Progress

June 2021: Land Banks in America: Today’s Movement and What We’ve Learned >
Speaker: Brian Larkin – Director of the National Land Bank Network, Center for Community Progress

April 2021: Prioritizing Repair Support for Financially Struggling Property Owners > 
Presenter: Payton Heins – Director of Michigan Initiatives, Center for Community Progress

March 2021: Land Banks 101: The Fundamentals of Land Banking and Equitable Development >
Presenter: Tarik Abdelazim – Director of National Technical Assistance, Center for Community Progress