Publications

Georgia

Topic

Geography

Land Banks
Land Banks and Land Banking, 2nd Edition
The Authoritative Resource on Modern Land Banking

Land Banks and Land Banking, 2nd Ed., provides clear historic context about the development of land banking and foundational information about when a land bank is the right tool, and the fundamentals of how land banks work.

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Code Enforcement System, Local Analysis
Housing and Building Code Enforcement and Vacant Properties in Columbus, Georgia
An Analysis of Legal and Policy Tools Available

This report shares the findings of Community Progress’ 2019 technical assistance engagement with the Columbus Land Bank Authority to review policies and practices related to problem properties.

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Land Banks, State/National Analysis
Progress in Community, Excellence in Diversity
A Georgia Association of Land Bank Authorities Publication

This report introduces stakeholders to the wide diversity of Georgia land banks and lifts up the potential of Georgia land banks to achieve larger scale outcomes—the impact of which could benefit the work of housing authorities, community development organizations, neighborhood associations, and more.

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Creative Placemaking, Local Analysis
Creative Placemaking on Vacant Properties
Lessons Learned from Four Cities

This report offers a definition of creative placemaking and describes how arts and culture can be used to revive vacant properties.

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Local Analysis, Parcel Data & Neighborhood Markets
The Cost of Vacant and Blighted Properties in Atlanta
A Conservative Analysis of Service and Spillover Costs

In this analysis, the author formulates conservative measures of some of the chief costs imposed by vacant properties in the City of Atlanta.

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Code Enforcement System, Local Analysis
Judicial In Rem Code Enforcement and Judicial In Rem Tax Sales
Optimum Tools to Combat Vacancy and Abandonment in Atlanta

This report identifies the optimum legal and policy response to vacant, abandoned, and substandard properties—single family, multi-family and commercial units—in light of the tools currently available to the City of Atlanta.

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Land Banks, State/National Analysis
Take it to the Bank
How Land Banks Are Strengthening America's Neighborhoods

In Take it to the Bank: How Land Banks Are Strengthening America’s Neighborhoods, the Center for Community Progress’ research of more than half the nation’s land banks reveals this and other trends in the growing land bank movement.

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Parcel Data & Neighborhood Markets, State/National Analysis
Who’s Moving to the Cities, Who Isn’t
Comparing American Cities

The fact that something is happening in American cities is beyond dispute. Is it just about the march of the millennials to the cities, or, as many writers claim, is it about a shift in preferences cutting across generations; and is it affecting all American cities to roughly the same extent, or are certain cities benefiting, while others are falling behind?

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Creative Placemaking, State/National Analysis
Placemaking in Legacy Cities
Opportunities and Good Practices

Placemaking in Legacy Cities: Opportunities and Good Practices explores how residents and leaders in Legacy Cities have used placemaking principles to transform blighted public spaces into revitalized community assets.

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Land Banks, State/National Analysis
Georgia Land Bank Resource Manual
A Guide and Toolkit for Land Banking Professionals

The comprehensive Georgia Land Bank Resource Manual guides stakeholders through the process of creating new – and working with existing – land bank authorities, providing template legal documents that can save land bank operators thousands of hours in legal fees.

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Land Banks
Land Banks and Land Banking, 2nd Edition
The Authoritative Resource on Modern Land Banking

Land Banks and Land Banking, 2nd Ed., provides clear historic context about the development of land banking and foundational information about when a land bank is the right tool, and the fundamentals of how land banks work.

Read More...
Code Enforcement System, Local Analysis
Housing and Building Code Enforcement and Vacant Properties in Columbus, Georgia
An Analysis of Legal and Policy Tools Available

This report shares the findings of Community Progress’ 2019 technical assistance engagement with the Columbus Land Bank Authority to review policies and practices related to problem properties.

Read More...
Land Banks, State/National Analysis
Progress in Community, Excellence in Diversity
A Georgia Association of Land Bank Authorities Publication

This report introduces stakeholders to the wide diversity of Georgia land banks and lifts up the potential of Georgia land banks to achieve larger scale outcomes—the impact of which could benefit the work of housing authorities, community development organizations, neighborhood associations, and more.

Read More...
Creative Placemaking, Local Analysis
Creative Placemaking on Vacant Properties
Lessons Learned from Four Cities

This report offers a definition of creative placemaking and describes how arts and culture can be used to revive vacant properties.

Read More...
Local Analysis, Parcel Data & Neighborhood Markets
The Cost of Vacant and Blighted Properties in Atlanta
A Conservative Analysis of Service and Spillover Costs

In this analysis, the author formulates conservative measures of some of the chief costs imposed by vacant properties in the City of Atlanta.

Read More...
Code Enforcement System, Local Analysis
Judicial In Rem Code Enforcement and Judicial In Rem Tax Sales
Optimum Tools to Combat Vacancy and Abandonment in Atlanta

This report identifies the optimum legal and policy response to vacant, abandoned, and substandard properties—single family, multi-family and commercial units—in light of the tools currently available to the City of Atlanta.

Read More...
Land Banks, State/National Analysis
Take it to the Bank
How Land Banks Are Strengthening America's Neighborhoods

In Take it to the Bank: How Land Banks Are Strengthening America’s Neighborhoods, the Center for Community Progress’ research of more than half the nation’s land banks reveals this and other trends in the growing land bank movement.

Read More...
Parcel Data & Neighborhood Markets, State/National Analysis
Who’s Moving to the Cities, Who Isn’t
Comparing American Cities

The fact that something is happening in American cities is beyond dispute. Is it just about the march of the millennials to the cities, or, as many writers claim, is it about a shift in preferences cutting across generations; and is it affecting all American cities to roughly the same extent, or are certain cities benefiting, while others are falling behind?

Read More...
Creative Placemaking, State/National Analysis
Placemaking in Legacy Cities
Opportunities and Good Practices

Placemaking in Legacy Cities: Opportunities and Good Practices explores how residents and leaders in Legacy Cities have used placemaking principles to transform blighted public spaces into revitalized community assets.

Read More...
Land Banks, State/National Analysis
Georgia Land Bank Resource Manual
A Guide and Toolkit for Land Banking Professionals

The comprehensive Georgia Land Bank Resource Manual guides stakeholders through the process of creating new – and working with existing – land bank authorities, providing template legal documents that can save land bank operators thousands of hours in legal fees.

Read More...