David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Presented by: Arthur Harrington, Sarah Schenck, Tim Frisbie and Ray Gastil
Without thoughtful policies in place, widespread use of autonomous vehicles (AVs) could lead to additional urban sprawl, as commuters can use the additional driving time to engage in other activities (such as work), potentially having a significant impact on urban brownfield redevelopment. Key issues we will address include how AVs may impact the demand for redeveloping brownfields, how policymakers can potentially incentivize brownfield redevelopment in anticipation of widespread use of AVs, and how municipalities and relevant stakeholders can capitalize on the potentially positive impacts of AVs with respect to more efficient, sustainable land use.
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Brownfields 2017: Sustainable communities start here
December 5-7, 2017 | Pittsburgh, PA
Co-sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), the National Brownfields Training Conference will take place December 5-7, 2017, in Pittsburgh, PA at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Offered every two years, the conference is the largest gathering of stakeholders focused on cleaning up and reusing formerly utilized commercial and industrial properties.
What to expect
The heart of Brownfields 2017 is a dynamic educational program of speakers, discussions, mobile workshops, films and other learning formats that are calibrated to provide you with case study examples, program updates, and useful strategies for meeting your brownfield challenges head on. Featuring dozens of educational sessions and mobile workshops including many showcasing the Steel City and the redevelopment in the surrounding region, the exceptional training offered by the conference has something for both beginners and seasoned professionals.
The conference is also a premier stop for the private sector as many events including a vibrant exhibit hall and other transactional activities are catered towards companies doing the business of brownfields cleanup and redevelopment. The exhibit hall will feature upwards of 150 booths housing federal agencies, engineering firms, developers, environmental cleanup companies, legal and financial expertise, nonprofits, and other types of organizations.
Who should attend
If you are in the brownfields industry or are part of a locale with a brownfields site, and you are looking to revitalize your community, spur economic growth, restore the environment, and protect the public health, then don’t miss Brownfields 2017.
Individuals who may be interested:
- Local, state, and federal government leaders
- Federal and state contractors
- Real estate developers and investors
- Financial and insurance providers and risk management practitioners
- Economic development officials and community development organizations
- Construction and building firms
- Environmental and civil engineers, planners and public works officials
- Information technology professionals
- Academic institutions & students