Forty thousand. That's how many vacant properties there are in the city of Philadelphia — and quite a few of them are problems for their neighborhoods.

Can anything be done?

Actually, there are a couple of attempts underway to at least improve Philly's vacant property problem, and on this week's It's Our Money podcast, architect and advocate Kiki Bolender joins us to discuss the efforts. You can also check out a recent editorial on this topic from the Daily News People's Editorial Board, of which Kiki is a member.

Check out the It's Our Money podcast, and find more at www.ourmoneyphilly.com.

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