US Seed Libraries Mobilize to Protect Their Right to Share

Received this from a friend? Subscribe to Shareable’s newsletter.   US Seed Libraries Mobilize to Protect Their Right to Share Seed Librarians come together to meet the new regulatory threat to their vital service. >> Read more How Land Trusts Can Counter New Urbanism’s Gentrifying Tendencies Interview with Aaron Bartley, co-founder of …

Occupy the Neighborhood: How Counties Can Use Land Banks and Eminent Domain

Occupy the Neighborhood: How Counties Can Use Land Banks and Eminent Domain Ellen Browneb_small Chairman and President Public Banking Institute An electronic database called MERS (Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems) has created defects in the chain of title to over half the homes in America. Counties have been cheated out of …

Occupy the Neighborhood: How Counties Can Use Land Banks and Eminent Domain

An electronic database called MERS has created defects in the chain of title to over half the homes in America.  Counties have been cheated out of millions of dollars in recording fees, and their title records are in hopeless disarray.  Meanwhile, foreclosed and abandoned homes are blighting neighborhoods.   Straightening out …