Shining a light on our neighborhoods, and our grassroots leaders

NPI’s Summit Awards for Grassroots & Neighborhood Leaders Set for an Online Ceremony August 28 By Jeff Hulett, with Mark Fleischer An unsung hero of…

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I. The Preservation Era Arrives, Finally, In Memphis

Part I: The Slums & White Flight PRESERVATION BOARD By Mark Fleischer “We’re late. There’s not much left to save. There has been a great…

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The Second Chance Market: How A Once Start-Up Receivership Program is Helping Rebuild the City of Baltimore

By Fadi Assaf  In a crowded room at a Radisson Inn in North Baltimore, an auctioneer stands in front of a podium and waits for…

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“In The Absence” Pigeon Roost Filmmakers Discuss Blight & ‘Shadow Investors’

Mark Fleischer: Benjamin Rednour and Jordan Danelz of Pigeon Roost films (pigeonroost.co) have been for the last couple years working with Neighborhood Preservation, Inc. on…

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SB 30 Episode 11: Documenting Blight – Benjamin Rednour and Jordan Danelz of Pigeon Roost productions

For this week’s show, we sat down with the men behind the 9-part documentary series “In The Absence.” We talked about their perspectives on getting…

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SB 30 Episode 7: Legal Tools in Addressing Blight, with Steve Barlow & Danny Schaffzin

In this week’s show, we sat down with NPI President Steve Barlow and University of Memphis School of Law associate law professor Danny Schaffzin and…

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SB 30 Episode 3: Addressing Blight, with NPI Partners Steve Barlow of NPI, Janet Boscarino of Clean Memphis

In Episode III, which originally aired on March 17, we invited into the studio NPI partners – Neighborhood Preservation Inc. president Steve Barlow and Clean…

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The International Property Maintenance Code for Memphis

This monthly column is dedicated to explaining in layman’s terms the complex legal issues that are involved in neighborhood revitalization in Memphis.  Of all the legal…

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