Publications

Ohio

Topic

Geography

Local Analysis, Parcel Data & Neighborhood Markets, Vacant Land Stewardship
An Open Space Action Plan for the Junction Neighborhood in Toledo, Ohio
A Community Progress Technical Assistance Report

This Action Plan shares a practical plan resulting from our technical assistance engagement with the Lucas County Land Reutilization Corporation about the Junction neighborhood in Toledo, Ohio.

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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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Land Banks
Land Banks and Land Banking (2011)
A Community Progress Research Report

As a follow-up to the 2005 seminal land bank text, the new Land Banks and Land Banking, authored by Frank S. Alexander, offers public officials and community leaders a step-by-step guide for taking control of problem properties and then leveraging them to spur smart development and meet community needs.

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State/National Analysis
Restoring Properties, Rebuilding Communities
Transforming Vacant Properties in Today’s America

This report offers a systemic look at the problem and evaluates actions that can be taken by federal, state and local governments, as well as community organizations, private foundations and real estate developers to stem the tide of increasing vacancy rates and meet the challenges presented by already vacant properties.

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Land Banks, Local Analysis, Parcel Data & Neighborhood Markets, Property Tax System
Regenerating Youngstown and Mahoning County Through Vacant Property Reclamation
Reforming Systems and Rightsizing Markets

As part of the National Vacant Properties Campaign’s policy assessment report for the Youngstown-Mahoning County Vacant Properties Initiative, the study team compiled the results of its research and interviews into five program briefs, which offer a snapshot of the city and county’s vacant property programs and practices as of 2008.

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Code Enforcement System, Land Banks, Local Analysis, Parcel Data & Neighborhood Markets
Cleveland at the Crossroads
Turning Abandonment into Opportunity

This report is a strategic assessment of the systems in place for returning the city of Cleveland’s vacant, abandoned, and blighted properties to productive use. It explains the critical challenges and provides potential strategies for improving Cleveland’s ability to address vacant and abandoned property, while highlighting programs and strategies from other U.S. cities that may be models for Cleveland’s future efforts.

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Local Analysis, Property Tax System, State/National Analysis
From Harm to Home
Replicating Detroit's Make it Home Program

Analyzing cities that have the potential to implement a program similar to Detroit’s Make it Home, transitioning tenants to homeowners.

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Land Banks, Vacant Land Stewardship
Vacant Lot Greening and Community Safety
A Summary of Existing Evidence

This fact sheet summarizes key takeaways from recent studies exploring the community safety benefits associated with five common greening strategies.

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ARPA, Code Enforcement System, COVID-19, Land Banks, Local Analysis, Parcel Data & Neighborhood Markets, Property Tax System, State/National Analysis, Vacant Land Stewardship
Tackling Vacancy and Abandonment
Strategies and Impacts after the Great Recession

Ten years on from the Great Recession, we take stock of lessons learned from that crisis and how they might be applied to future challenges. This edited volume, jointly produced by Community Progress and the Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta and Cleveland, contains twelve articles by national experts in the field of neighborhood revitalization.

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Code Enforcement System, Local Analysis, Parcel Data & Neighborhood Markets
A More Strategic Equitable Approach to Housing and Building Code Enforcement in Toledo, Ohio
A Community Progress Technical Assistance Report

Community Progress produced this report following a technical assistance engagement with Toledo, Ohio to assess the City’s approach to code enforcement.

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COVID-19, Creative Placemaking, State/National Analysis
The Saving Power of Community Creativity
Highlights of Arts, Culture, and Creative Placemaking Responses to COVID-19

Arts and culture organizations play a critical role in supporting communities, particularly in times of crisis. This publication recognizes the people and groups using creative placemaking to revitalize their communities.

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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.

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Parcel Data & Neighborhood Markets, Racial Equity, State/National Analysis
Making the Comeback
Reversing the Downward Trajectory of African American Middle Neighborhoods in Legacy Cities 

Black urban middle neighborhoods are facing an existential crisis. This report shares key highlights from Alan Mallach’s research from predominately Black neighborhoods in six legacy cities and offers strategies for Black middle neighborhood revival.

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Parcel Data & Neighborhood Markets, State/National Analysis
The Empty House Next Door
Understanding and Reducing Vacancy and Hypervacancy in the United States 

In this Lincoln Institute of Land Policy publication, renowned city planner and housing advocate Alan Mallach presents effective strategies for community leaders, local officials, and nonprofits contending with vacant properties in the United States.

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Local Analysis, Parcel Data & Neighborhood Markets, Vacant Land Stewardship
The Reimagining Cleveland Vacant Lot Greening Program
Evaluating Economic Development and Public Safety Outcomes

This research brief analyzes the economic impacts of different greening interventions in Cleveland, Ohio and suggests opportunities for more impactful greening of vacant land in the city.

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Code Enforcement System, Local Analysis, Parcel Data & Neighborhood Markets, Property Tax System
A Conservative Analysis of Costs Imposed by Vacant and Blighted Properties in Toledo
Conducted at the Invitation of the Junction Neighborhood

This report shares the findings from our technical assistance engagement with the Lucas County Land Reutilization Corporation about the Junction neighborhood in Toledo, Ohio.

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