Live chat on delinquent properties and their toll on neighborhoods

This boarded-up rowhouse with a chair on its front stoop at 3831 Cambridge St. in West Philadelphia is owned by Antoine Gardiner. He and his property management company, Bizness As Usual, owe $471,000 in back taxes on 58 properties, public records show. DAVID SWANSON / Staff Photographer

Join journalist Patrick Kerkstra and University of Pennsylvania urban economist, Kevin Gillen at noon on Wednesday to chat about “Ravaged By Neglect, The Delinquency Crisis,” on the city’s failure to deal with delinquent properties and their toll on neighborhoods. Gillen did the analysis at the core of the yearlong Inquirer/PlanPhilly project.

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