Vacant Lots


Dublin's Quest to Banish Vacant Lots

The Irish capital is pockmarked with empty parcels. With tough new property laws planned for this year, that could change.

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Saving Neighborhoods From the 'Vacancy Vortex'

In cities like Buffalo, empty homes make neighborhood restoration a serious challenge. But one group has a clever fix.

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The Tricky Politics of Vacant Lots

A Philadelphia local transformed a lot into a park on his own dime. But the city says the conversion was illegal, and is threatening to sue.