On May 15-17, 2018, an estimated 1,000 urban, suburban, and rural leaders will gather in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for the eighth Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference (RVP), the only national conference of its kind. Attendees will represent nonprofits, government, business, and community organizations, and many different professional disciplines, but they’ll share a commitment to strengthening their communities.

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RVP explores the latest strategies to address vacant, abandoned, and deteriorated properties, providing space to showcase innovation and creating a forum in which new ideas can arise. It brings people together around these common challenges and equips them to return home and effect real, on-the-ground change.

Themed “Groundswell: Rising to the Challenge,” the eighth RVP will celebrate the growing movement of people dedicated to revitalizing distressed communities, and will explore how to harness that energy to tackle the difficult fiscal and policy challenges communities face today. Conference sessions will highlight work from around the country, including the host city, Milwaukee.


Credit: VISIT Milwaukee

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