Profiling Oregon's Brownfields
Through a Round of Lightening Presentations

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 • 1:30 - 3:00 pm

Session Materials

Join us for the first Oregon Brownfields Lightening Talks! Each presenter will have only 6 minutes to tell the full story of a brownfields topic you need to know about. Twenty slides, twenty seconds each, and no stopping. From Grants Pass to Baker City, landfills to healthfields, hear about the latest and greatest brownfields projects—and vote for your favorite.

What You Learn About Your Community Through Brownfield Redevelopment
Megan Alameda, Baker City School District
When high school students set out to redevelop a brownfield, they discover many challenges beyond the environmental science.

Jenn Bildersee, City of Portland
By the end of a brownfields conference you've probably had your fill of triumphant case studies and impressive "After" slides. Bring your schadenfreude for six minutes of everything that can go wrong on a brownfield project, and did.

Oregon Healthfields
Kari Christensen, Oregon Health Authority
Oregon Healthfields are brownfield sites that prioritize the health needs and passions of local communities. Everyone deserves a healthy neighborhood, a healthy community, and the ability to reach their full potential. Brownfields can be catalysts to addressing health needs and creating a healthier future.

Cully Park
Tony Defalco, Verde
A community-led brownfield restoration generates multiple benefits, and needs to raise an additional $2.8 million to reach completion.

Singing In The RAIN About Brownfields
Len Farr, Stantec
A case study for the Bradford Property brownfield redevelopment project in Eugene, Oregon. The project utilized a variety of funding sources to redevelop an old Sears Auto Center property in downtown Eugene into the new home base for RAIN Eugene.

History Through a Brownfields Lens
Karen Homolac, Business Oregon
As time marches on fire, flood, economic upswings and downturn, and yes even blackberries, change our environment. What a property looks like today is not reflective of its past uses—in six minutes take in a little history behind some Oregon brownfields projects.

Astoria Heritage Square
John Kuiper, Amec Foster Wheeler
It's not easy to remove 1,500 cubic yards of contaminated soil in an ecologically-friendly manner from a downtown historic district. Geographic and logistical constraints, combined with health and safety and historical-preservation issues, made this brownfield cleanup an unusual challenge.

Josephine General Hospital
Seth Otto, Maul Foster Alongi
How a Southern Oregon community leveraged multiple resources to remove urban blight, identify a future use vision, and prepare for a new phase in the life of an historic property.

The Owner's Role in Brownfield Revitalization
Amy Saberiyan, NEEK Engineering, Inc.
Research utilizing brownfield experts in state of Oregon reveals that brownfield property owners are the primary decision-makers, and it is their cost/benefit analyses that define and directly contribute to the rate of brownfield revitalization projects. This conceptual model explains the slow rate of brownfield revitalization.

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