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Land Banking Case Studies

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Cities and counties across the country and in our region are exploring land banks as a promising strategy for addressing vacant properties. This five-part series on land banking on MPC’s blog, The Connector, is intended to inform policymakers and practitioners in northeastern Illinois and other regions—most notably in Cook Countyas they explore options for addressing the vacant and abandoned buildings crisis. 

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Land Banking Case Studies: Introduction 

Land Banking Case Studies: Cuyahoga County Land Reutilization Corporation 

Cook County media release on proposed land bank (includes link to resolution proposing land bank advisory committee)

Land Banking Case Studies: Genesee County Land Bank Authority

Land Banking Case Studies: Twin Cities Community Land Bank

Land Banking Case Studies: Best practices


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    I'm a huge fan of public trniast and use it daily. But I hate, hate, HATE when pro-trniast sites and videos such as this one use the eight lane argument when discussing the capacity of light rail. It's so ridiculous and easily disputed that it just provides fodder for trniast opponents. Metro and other organizations need to use rational study and arguments, not hyperbolic, narrowly-focused and misleading figures such as that one

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