Dean Alexander Aids in Project to Revitalize Urban CitiesBy: Beverly James
Interim Dean Frank S. Alexander is quoted in the July 7 issue of the Indianapolis Business Journal in an article on a project to renovate abandoned properties. The National Vacant Properties Campaign in Washington, D.C., has chosen Indianapolis and six other cities to participate in a national pilot program dedicated to turning around vacant and abandoned properties. Cities selected for the program receives visits from national authorities with expertise in the problems the areas are experiencing. In Indianapolis' case, Alexander, an expert in land-bank authorities, and Lisa Mueller Levy, the campaign's director, visited the city about a week ago. "Indianapolis is already paying more aggressive and intelligent attention to the problem of abandoned properties than most jurisdictions I've seen," Alexander said.