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Lyndale Neighborhood Association Problem Properties Handbook.

Thurnau, Kody.

The Memphis Community Development Partnership defines problem properties quite effectively as, 'ナany abandoned, vacant or occupied structure, lot or premise, which creates dangerous conditions that significantly affect the public health, safety, and welfare including but not limited to fire hazards, unsanitary conditions, criminal activities, general dilapidation and structural deficiencies' (2004). It was the goal of the Lyndale Neighborhood Association (LNA) located in south Minneapolis to develop a system so that they can better address problem properties in their neighborhood. The system that was developed uses a mixed approach; including a visual survey of every property in the neighborhood, gathering information from the city, developing a complaint intake system, and linking them together for analysis and monitoring in a geographic information system (GIS). The following report introduces what exactly is meant by problem properties, methods used by LNA, guidance how to set up this GIS system, and thoughts for further development.

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Conducted on behalf of Lyndale Neighborhood Association. Supported by Neighborhood Partnerships for Community Research (NPCR), a program of the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA), University of Minnesota.
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