Grounds for Change: Activating Vacant Land

Resources / Action Blog

Theme: Urban Orchards

Posted by Amy on July 08, 2011

Image credit: Alliance for Community Trees

A look at some other urban orchard projects across the United States that have experienced varying degress of success.

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Urban Roots

Posted by Amy on July 08, 2011

Image credit: Urban Roots Film

A new documentary on the emergence of urban farming in Detroit.

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Wells Fargo, Bank of America Donate Properties to Ohio Land Bank

Posted by Amy on July 08, 2011

Image credit: DSNews.com

Wells Fargo and Bank of America become the Cuyahoga County Land Reutilization Corporation's newest partners, donating vacant and foreclosed properties to the organization for reuse.

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Growing Greener in Philadelphia

Posted by Amy on July 08, 2011

Image credit: Philadelphia Parks Alliance

The Philadelphia Parks Alliance and collaborators bring an educational and wide-ranging program on Pennsylvania's Growing Greener Program to Yards Brewery.

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Near the High Line, a Parking Lot With High Ambition

Posted by Amy on July 08, 2011

Photo credit: Fred R. Conrad / The New York Times

Big plans for the High Line's terminus--currently a parking lot--demonstrate how flexible public spaces can accommodate a fascinating variety of events and activities, creating pop-up neighborhoods in the process.

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America’s Sustainable Future: How U.S. Cities Are Making Energy Work

Posted by Amy on July 08, 2011

Photo credit: Penn Institute for Urban Research

A recent Philadelphia conference explores energy solutions in urban cities.

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The Ugly Truth About Philly’s Vacant Lots

Posted by Amy on July 08, 2011

Image credit: Philadelphia Weekly

This map and interactive list of all city-owned vacant properties in Philadelphia is simultaneously an information resource and a call for action.

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How Can We Feed Philadelphia?

Posted by City on April 10, 2011

Urban Sustainabililty Forum

City Parks Association organized a recent panel in May entitled How Can We Feed Philadelphia? as part of Sustainable Philadelphia's Urban Sustainability Forum series. 

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