The Vacant Properties Research Network, A project of the Metropolitan Institute at Virginia Tech in collaboration with Econsult Solutions, Inc. produced a national literature review addressing the community impacts of blighted properties.

In the hopes of benefiting policymakers, the research provides new knowledge by revealing the changing patterns of neighborhoods, especially in areas of high property vacancy and abandonment. The review highlights the importance of measuring the life cycles of neighborhoods as well as the policy strategies deployed by communities and the impact they have on the community.

To read the review, click here.