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· Summer 2014 · 

"Information Systems for Land Banking  (How we’ve used data to acquire 4,000 properties, demolish 2,500 structures and rehab 1,000 parcels in the Cuyahoga Land Bank!)"

Mike SchrammMike SchrammFriday, June 13th, 2015
Noon to 1:15pm, 1st Floor Conference Room, 3343 Forbes Ave

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Michael Schramm is the Director of Information Technology and Research at the Cuyahoga Land Bank as well as a Research Associate at the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development in the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. Recognized as a national expert in property data systems, Michael is also extensively involved in the development and maintenance the neighborhood information system, NEO CANDO (Northeast Ohio Community and Neighborhood Data for Organizing). Michael has B.S. degrees in Geography and Meteorology from Penn State University and a M.A. in Geography from Syracuse University.
Join us on June 13 to learn how the Cuyahoga Land Bank uses data to make strategic decisions and manage its inventory of properties. Mr. Schramm will discuss how the “Property Profile System” is the foundation of the Land Bank. Features of this system include automatic document generation, photo management, a dynamic link to the Case Western Reserve University’s NEO CANDO property database, and data exchange with financial and task management systems. Modules have been developed to manage a number of business processes, including pre-acquisition assessments, demolitions, asbestos surveys, property maintenance, tax foreclosure, and sharing information with the public.



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Bring your lunch and join us for presentations that highlight neighborhood, community, economic, and other social research by our esteemed colleagues. Presenters include local, national, and international social research experts. Lectures are Noon – 1:15pm, 3911 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St. Posvar Hall is next to the Hillman Library on the Schenley Oval. On-street metered parking is available, as well as a metered parking lot at Semple and Bouquet Streets. Other parking is available at the Soldiers and Sailors Parking Garage.

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University Center for Social & Urban Research
3343 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15260   ·   412-624-5442