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Transforming Closed Schools into Neighborhood Assets
Activity Code: S488
Date: Sunday, April 14
School closings may effectively address a district’s bottom line, but they greatly impact the neighborhoods where the vacant schools exist—especially when those communities have been plagued by decades of disinvestment. Explore how school districts in Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, and Kansas City have identified comprehensive reuse strategies for closed schools and developed tools to engage discussion about transforming the sites into community assets.