Brownfields 101 Workshop

Sunday, April 29, 2018 • 11:30 am - 3:00 pm

Who Should Attend?

  • Project Managers (public, private, and nonprofit)
  • City Planners
  • Redevelopment Managers
  • Environmental Attorneys
  • Practitioners engaged in the acquisition, funding, and development of properties

Recycling abandoned and under-utilized properties requires knowledge and skills to manage a variety of issues. The Brownfield 101 Workshop is a practical and interactive workshop that provides brownfield project managers with the tools, techniques, and resources required to move projects forward. Where does the money come from? How much do you need and when? What are the environmental regulations, and how does that work with the planning process? How do I work with a developer? A multi-disciplinary team of expert practitioners will guide workshop participants through the regulatory, funding and financing, planning, and development framework for dealing with brownfields in Oregon. The workshop culminates in an interactive activity (or case study) that realistically illustrates potential project outcomes and involves participants in employing their new skills in a real case study.

Curriculum will cover:

  • Regulatory and Legal Framework
  • Environmental Site Assessments and Cleanup
  • Financial Resources
  • Planning, Economic and Market Forces
  • The Redevelopment Process
  • Case Study

In short, this is a chance to spend time with experts in brownfields redevelopment. Come learn from those who have "been there, done that," and are willing to share their knowledge and experience to help others follow in their footsteps.


Ignacio Dayrit, Center for Creative Land Recycling

Mary Camarata, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Chris Gdak, Stantec

Margaret Olson, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10

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