1999 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: "cpeo@cpeo.org" <cpeo@cpeo.org>
Date: Mon, 7 Jun 1999 18:07:45 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: Announcement: Conference on State Strategies for Brownfields Redevelopment
For additional information about the Agenda for this conference contact 
Allyn Finegold at AFinegold@NGA.ORG or 202/624-5357

State Strategies for Brownfield Redevelopment
An Executive-Level meeting Hosted by Massachusetts Governor Argeo Paul
June 30-July 1, 1999
Fairmont Hotel-Boston, Massachusetts

About the Conference:

"Brownfields" is a catch-all term for former industrial and commercial
sites that are contaminated, unused, and often abandoned. By some
estimates, as many as 450,000 of these properties exist and often create
significant human health risks and tax burdens for surrounding communities.
States are focusing increasingly on making the cleanup and redevelopment of
brownfields a key component of Governors’ economic development and smart
growth strategies. States are realizing that modest investments in
brownfield redevelopment can reap large rewards in private investment,
economic development, and open space preservation.

 This meeting will bring together state economic development and
environmental protection
officials to discuss working in concert to spur successful development. In
addition, representatives of financial institutions and developers¾
critical stakeholders in brownfield redevelopment¾ will present their views
on the successes and limitations of redevelopment efforts. Meeting
participants will identify remaining barriers to redevelopment and
strategies for removing them, and explore how states are incorporating
brownfields programs into state strategies to boost economies and draw
growth toward developed areas.

 Massachusetts Governor Argeo Paul Cellucci will give a keynote address on
the state’s successful brownfields initiatives that are creating jobs and
improving the environment of urban areas. Additional sessions will feature
panel presentations and open discussion on the following topics:

* Massachusetts’ Strategy for Economic Growth through Revitalizing
* State Initiatives to Remove Barriers to Redevelopment 
* Perspectives of Private Developers on the Effectiveness of State Tools
Effects of State Brownfield Initiatives on Private Lending State Strategies
to Integrate Brownfields and Smart Growth Initiatives Efforts to Identify
Public Health Impacts at Brownfield Sites Federal Strategies to Encourage
Brownfield Redevelopment 

Who Should Attend?

 Governors’ policy advisors and executive-level environmental, economic
development, and public health officials; private developers and lenders;
and municipal leaders. (Space is limited, please register early)

Registration Fees:

Advance Registration $175.00 (Before May 24, 1999)

Late Registration $250.00 (After May 24, 1999)*

Registration fees include two continental breakfasts, two lunches, and a
*Late registrations will be accepted on a space-available basis.

Program Schedule:
9:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 30 to 2:30 p.m., Thursday, July 1

Program Contact:
Allyn Finegold, NGA, 202/624-5357

Registration and Housing
Telita Campbell, NGA, 202/624-8572

Special Needs Contact:
Jan Dunlavey, NGA, 202/624-5347

 Hosted by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, with funding from the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency


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