Land Banks and Land Banking (2011)

A Community Progress Research Report

Author(s): Frank S. Alexander (Co-Founder and Senior Legal and Policy Advisor)

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. This new book provides detailed information gathered from the most robust and current land banks and land banking programs from across the country.

An updated edition of Land Banks and Land Banking was released in 2015. This updated edition provides clear historic context about the development of land banking and elucidates its rapid evolution. Readers will also find an expanded trove of practical resources, including extensive guidance on creating and operating a land bank, template state enabling legislation, and sample administrative policies. Download it here.

Madison Gharghoury, Development Associate and Special Assistant to the President/CEO


Published: June 2011

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