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.

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.

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.