Vacant Land in Cities: an Urban Resource

Pagano, Michael A. and Ann O’M Nowman. Brookings Institution Survey Series, Center on Urban & Metropolitan Policy. December 2000.

Available online at: http://www.brook.edu/dybdocroot/es/urban/pagano/paganofinal.pdf

A recent survey on vacant land and abandoned structures in seventy cities found that 15% of a city’s land was vacant; cities in the South tended to have the most vacant land while cities in the Northeast the least; cities in the Sunbelt reported high levels of vacant land; cities with low proportions of vacant land tended to have high numbers of abandoned structures.

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