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Jake Blumgart

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Staff writer

Jake Blumgart is a staff writer for City Monitor. He lives in Philadelphia and previously covered development, housing, and politics for WHYY, the local public radio station. His writing has also appeared in Slate, CityLab, Next City, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia magazine, and the American Planning Association's magazine.

Articles by Jake Blumgart
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How land banks are supposed to work

Land banks let local governments acquire and revitalise abandoned and vacant property – that is, if they can resist the temptation to give elected officials too much power over the process.

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