Land Bank

Philadelphia Inquirer References Econsult Blight Study

December 4, 2013 / Comments Off on Philadelphia Inquirer References Econsult Blight Study

In the first of a two part editorial series on Philadelphia’s abandoned properties and the prospect of a land bank, the Philadelphia Inquirer referenced the Econsult study, Vacant Land Management in Philadelphia: the Costs of the Current System and the Benefits of Reform, done to assess the cost of blight. These structures tear down the morale […]

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Voith at Land Bank Hearing | Vacant Land Management in Philadelphia

October 28, 2013 / Comments Off on Voith at Land Bank Hearing | Vacant Land Management in Philadelphia

Dick Voith will be part of a panel of experts testifying before City Council on October 28 on the subject of vacant land management in Philadelphia. As City Council debates a current land bank ordinance, Dr. Voith will be summarizing the results from a study completed by Econsult for the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority on the negative impacts of vacant land in Philadelphia and the economic benefits that will accrue from converting these parcels to active use.

 
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