Leveraging Vacant Properties to Revitalize Neighborhoods

More than 40,000 lots and properties sit vacant in Philadelphia. The redevelopment potential of these vacant properties presents an opportunity to significantly improve the quality of life in neighborhoods across the city.

FUSE executive fellow Amanda Soskin will work with city officials to help develop a citywide strategy and framework for the development of vacant properties. This framework, which will include strategies for both public and privately held vacant properties, will provide a systematic approach to vacant parcel development that balances economic growth with equitable development that benefits the city as a whole.