Recorded Presentations

Helping Communities Activate Vacant Land - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Nov 9, 2015 12:00am ‐ Nov 9, 2015 12:00am

Credits: None available.

Standard: $185.00
Members: $50.00
Associates: $40.00
Students: $25.00


Managing vacant land has become an issue for older cities, while community gardening, urban agriculture, and DIY open spaces have become increasingly popular. Review what Pittsburgh, Kansas City, and Cleveland are doing to remove barriers to allow individuals and communities to have a stake in activating vacant land.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will understand the scale and challenges that large cities face in dealing with vacant land.
  • Participants will understand policy recommendations that will help cities improve access to vacant land for community members and groups.
  • Participants will understand how cities have created tools for community members to improve access to vacant land.
  • Participants will understand how design of vacant land projects can improve their communities and fight blight.

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  • Zakcq Lockrem, AICP, Principal and Director of Planning, Asakura Robinson
  • Josh Lippert, ASLA, Senior Environmental Planner, City of Pittsburgh - Department of City Planning
  • Wayne Mortensen, AIA, Director of Design & Development, Cleveland Neighborhood Progress
  • Dominique Davison, AIA, LEED AP, Founding Principals, DRAW Architecture + Urban Design LLC


  • 1.50 - PDH

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