Remaking America for the 21st Century: Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference

June 20-22, 2012
New Orleans, LA

From “rethinking” the competitive 21st century city to hands-on techniques for everything from code enforcement to acquisition of property, the Center for Community Progress’ June conference will reflect the broadest thinking and experience of those engaged in repairing and rebuilding their communities.

More than one hundred speakers and presenters will be offering their insights, including two of the nation’s leading social commentators, Clarence Page and Bob Edwards. Clarence Page is the keynote speaker for the conference’s closing plenary, and Bob Edwards is moderating the opening plenary, “In Every Crisis An Opportunity,” with New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory, and Treasury official Benson “Buzz” Roberts on local, county and federal efforts to transform vacant and abandoned homes and businesses into assets for revitalization.

Who will be there? Everyone from government and community leaders to funders, lenders and engaged residents; from those building their way out of crime to those building or rebuilding the next American city…and we hope, you! Registration for the conference is now open!

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Remaking America for the 21st Century: Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference