1998 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Career/Pro <cpro@igc.apc.org>
Date: Mon, 09 Feb 1998 10:45:38 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: Baltimore Mayor Kurt Schmoke to speak on Brownfields
Friday February 6, 6:29 pm Eastern Time

Company Press Release

SOURCE: Brownfields Report

Baltimore Mayor Kurt Schmoke to Keynote Conference On Urban
Economic Development ('Brownfields')

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Baltimore Mayor Kurt Schmoke has 
confirmed a keynote role in The Brownfields
Report's March 26-27, 1998, conference entitled, ``Brownfields: 
Innovative Tools That Work.'' Brownfields are underutilized,
contaminated properties. 

Baltimore was selected as the site of the conference and Mayor Schmoke as 
the keynote speaker because his administration has taken a team approach 
to urban revitalization and has been successful in demonstrating to
investors that financial rewards are possible through these types of 
development projects. 

Brownfields revitalization is becoming what policy analysts call a 
``mature issue.'' New ideas are proliferating: more cities are
finding innovative ways to attract developers; more developers are 
finding new uses for old industrial sites; and state and federal
brownfields programs are being fine-tuned. Increasingly, brownfields are 
recognized as realistic and profitable investment opportunities and 
critical elements in regional economic revitalization plans across the 

Mayor Schmoke will specifically address how his combination of regulatory 
reforms, financial incentives, community involvement, and site 
facilitation has begun to bring results to Baltimore. 

The conference is sponsored by The Brownfields Report, the first 
independent publication covering the field, with contributing
support from the Environmental Assessment Association and the National 
Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials. Industry experts from 
EPA and the U.S. Treasury Department will discuss tax incentives and other financing tools that
ensure a project's success. On-line services and other cutting-edge 
technologies will also be presented. 

In addition to Mayor Schmoke, conference speakers include: Sven Kaiser, 
U.S. EPA Brownfields Team; Michael Barr, Special Assistant to the 
Secretary, U.S. Department of the Treasury; Charles Sullivan, Esq., Acting 
Director, Division of Environmental Enforcement and Chief, state 
Superfund & Voluntary Cleanup Practice Group, New York State; Andrew 
McElwaine, Program Officer & Director of Environment Programs, Heinz 
Endowments; Scott Flemming, Senior Environmental Scientist, Barr 
Engineering Company; Terrell Hunt, President, Risk International Services, 
Inc.; Bob Attwood, President,Resource Control Associates, Inc.; 
Claire Lardner, Corporate Counsel, Evans Environmental; Patrick McDevitt,
Vice President & General Manager, Environmental Risk Information and
Imaging Services; and Anthony Buonicore, CEO, Environmental Data Resources. 

For complete details on the conference agenda, please contact Ben Waxman 
at 301-408-2288.
To register, contact King Communications Group, Inc., 627 National Press 
Building, Washington, DC 20045; telephone: 202-662-9710; fax: 
URL: http://www.kingpublishing.com; e-mail: <kingcomm@kingpublishing.com>. 

SOURCE: Brownfields Report

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