Dirt into Dollars
Converting Vacant Land into Valuable Development
Philadelphia is a powerful illustration of the concerns surrounding blight, vacant land, abandoned buildings, and brownfields. Like all the nation’s older cities, it has suffered major population l...
Vacant Property Prescriptions
A Reinvestment Strategy
This paper explains the significance of housing abandonment as a community development issue for Philadelphia neighborhoods. It describes a combination of vacant property prevention and treatment a...
Vacant Land 215 Toolkit
A sub-project of Grounded in Philly, the Vacant Land 215toolkit is a comprehensive self-guide for gardeners and community members looking to create community spaces through vacant land.
Grounded in Philly
In 2012, the Garden Justice Legal Initiative at the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia, and 596 Acres of Brooklyn, came together in 2012 to start Grounded in Philly. This project maps data ...
Vacant Land Management in Philadelphia Neighborhoods
Cost Benefit Analysis
This is the first of several reports published from the Vacant Land Management Study conducted in the late 1990s in Philadelphia by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. The goal of the study was...
Vacant Land and Environmental Contamination in Philadelphia
A GUIDE FOR COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATIONS
Prepared by the Pennsylvania Environmental Council
The purpose of this handbook is to provide community-based organizations with the knowledge to initiate the process of reusing environmentally cont...
Urban Vacant Land
ISSUES AND RECOMMENDATIONS
This study consists of two sections. The first section, “Toward a New Way of Thinking About Urban Vacant Land,” surveys the programs and policies of governments, non-profit agencies, and neighborho...
From Vacant Land to Open Space
An Evaluation of the New Kensington Neighborhood Open Space
This is the second of several reports published from the Vacant Land Management Study conducted in the late 1990s in Philadelphia by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. This report examines the...
An Asset Management Approach to Vacant Land
A Pilot Program for Eastern North Philadelphia
This is the third of several reports published from the Vacant Land Management Study conducted in the late 1990s in Philadelphia by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. This report presents a pl...
Reclaiming Vacant Lots
A Philadelphia Green Guide
This manual is intended as a technical resource for community-based organizations, city agencies, and landscape professionals who are addressing vacant land issues in Philadelphia’s neighborhoods. ...