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National Brownfields Conference | May 15-17, 2013


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Brownfields 2013: Sustainable Communities Start Here
May 15-17, 2013 Atlanta, GA


The National Brownfields Conference is the largest event in the nation that focuses on environmental revitalization and economic redevelopment. Every 18 months the National Brownfields Conference convenes, attracting over 6,000 stakeholders in brownfields redevelopment and cleanup to share knowledge about sustainable reuse and celebrate the program's success.

Community Progress is happy to be a part of this year's conference. Community Progress Vice President and Director of the New Orleans Vacant Property Initiative, Nicole Heyman, will be presenting in the following session:


You Need How Many Acres?!?: Property Consolidation Strategies and Other Municipal Tools for Brownfields Redevelopment Projects
May 16, 2013, 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

"One of the most daunting challenges to brownfield redevelopment in urban areas is consolidating a site large enough to attract a viable end-user. Many municipalities have created land bank programs and utilize code enforcement to deal with this problem, however, most municipalities simply do not have the resources to sustain a long-term program. This presentation will describe how the City of Cincinnati (OH) has successfully dealt with the expensive issue of property consolidation through a variety of negotiation techniques and partnerships. In addition, we will discuss how the City of New Orleans has utilized code enforcement as an effective tool for land assembly."


Take a look at the conference program to see what you can learn!