week 8 (03/20) Mapping and Analyzing Vacant Properties / Strategies

Discussion on Vacant Survey (9:00 am – 10:30 pm) Thanks for working so hard on the vacant survey! Charlie is going to help us with the visual map. He is asking us to write the address in the following format: 1) the number, then 2) an underscore, and then 3) the street names, entered in all capitals with the street, avenue, or place, etc, written totally out. Please send him (copy me and Frank) the list once you have all the vacant properties of your zone. Examples:




Gabrielle is coordinating the photograph archive. Please upload your photos the Box / Urban Homesteading DUE/ Photos from Vacancy Survey.

Please prepare a brief presentation of the potential vacant properties you found (typology, number of units, photo, location, ownership, etc). This way we could envision what type of strategies are needed in the district. Each group will have 15 minutes to present their findings.

Drafting the Occupation and Rehabilitation Strategies (11:00 am – 12:30 pm) Taking into account the findings of the vacant survey, the class will propose three different strategies and break in groups.

Defining Objectives and Outcomes (1:30 pm – 2:40 pm) Each group develop a strategy;  problem statement,  aim, planning process, stakeholders, financing models, ownership models, local and regional outcomes.