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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 County—as they explore options for addressing the vacant and abandoned buildings crisis.
Each time a new post is added, we will update this homepage, www.metroplanning.org/landbanks. Please bookmark this page as a resource.
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