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2017 National Brownfields Training Conference

The National Brownfields Training Conference is the premier brownfields and land revitalization event. Attendees will enjoy opportunities to participate in training events, observe success stories first hand during mobile workshops, listen to experts regarding best practices for meeting brownfields challenges, and network with thousands of other stakeholders. December 5-7, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Learn more... Read more

Hazardous to Healthy: Financing Solutions for Recovering Brownfields

Join Council of Development and Financial Agencies (CDFA), our technical partners, and experienced brownfield communities as we discuss the financial strategies that restored hazardous properties for healthy reuse. This webinar is designed for professionals who work directly with brownfield sites as well as economic development finance professionals and communities interested in shaping programs to enhance redevelopment financing opportunities. Learn more and register  ... Read more

Brownfield and Health Tool Gives Blighted Sites Across the State a Healthy Second Chance

The City of Duluth is using the new Brownfield Health Indicator Tool to address the common challenges of transforming brownfields into productive community assets, including the complicated process of identifying and prioritizing redevelopment strategies that will best meet the long-term needs of the environment and community. The tool, developed in partnership with Minnesota Brownfields and the Minnesota Department of Health, aims to streamline project decision-making by focusing on health. Read more... Read more

Brownfield Health Indicator Tool

​Brownfield redevelopment is complicated, often with many roadblocks to remediation, but communities who avoid brownfield sites can inadvertently limit economic development opportunities in areas of higher poverty or urban neighborhoods. Minnesota Brownfields and the Minnesota Department of Health have developed a new Brownfield and Health Assessment tool to assist planners, public health professionals, and other brownfield redevelopment influencers engage the community in redevelopment planning. Learn more... Read more

Reviving Economic Activity on Former Manufacturing Sites

Brownfields can be prime locations for new advanced manufacturing and maker movement innovation. Closed factories and industrial spaces are challenging assets to redevelop, but present opportunities. Through best practices and case studies, this free webinar from the Council of Development Finance Agencies will examine how various experienced entities have brought brownfield sites back into productive use. Register now... Read more

The Stratton Blue Whale – A Case Study in Brownfields Transactional Dynamics

A brownfield site means additional challenges when it comes to buying and selling property. When one or both parties don’t understand the added costs and complications of remediation, it’s difficult to reach an agreement. This Community Builders webinar will highlight what buyers and sellers need to know when entering a transaction negotiation. The webinar will demonstrate these lessons with a case study of an abandoned school building in Stratton, Colorado dubbed the “Blue Whale.” Eligible for 1 AICP CM credit... Read more

Call for Ideas for the 2017 National Brownfields Training Conference

The National Brownfields Training Conference is coming to Pittsburgh, December 5-7, with pre-conference programming on December 4. It is the premier conference for individuals passionate about land and community revitalization and economic redevelopment. The 2017 Call for Ideas invites you to share your expertise and help plan the conference educational programming. Call for Ideas is open through March 17. Learn more and submit your ideas... Read more

Leveraging Resources for Brownfields Revitalization: Meet the Funders: Parks, Community Health, and the Arts

Brownfield grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) can support redevelopment of contaminated sites. This EPA webinar will highlight a number of redevelopment resources available from the National Park Service (NPS), The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to leverage your brownfield dollars. The webinar will also feature a presentation from a community that has successfully used grants, loans and other support from these agencies for its revitalization efforts. Register... Read more

Hoboken Finalizes $30M Purchase of BASF Property, Site of New Resiliency Park

Plans are already underway to create a temporary 4-acre “pop-up” park on Hoboken’s newly purchased 6.1-acre BASF property, so that the community can start to enjoy the benefits of this historic acquisition by this summer. The site is also home to the planned Northwest Resiliency Park. The purchase of the park property is funded through a low-interest loan from the New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Fund Program, which includes 19 percent principal forgiveness for the green infrastructure components. Read more... Read more
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