Meeting the Vacant Property Challenge

Zoning Practice — June 2010

By David Morley, AICP


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This article briefly examines the key components of successful comprehensive vacant property revitalization efforts and highlights specific regulatory and programmatic strategies that local governments can use to improve code enforcement efforts and facilitate the recycling of vacant properties.


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June 1, 2010
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About the Author

David Morley, AICP
David Morley, AICP, is a Research Program and QA Manager at the American Planning Association in Chicago, where he manages and contributes to sponsored research projects; manages the development of the Research KnowledgeBase; provides customized research assistance through the Inquiry Answer Service; develops, organizes, and participates in educational sessions and workshops; and writes for APA publications. Mr. Morley also co-edits Zoning Practice.