2008 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2008 17:17:28 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Community Revitalization Alliance at Brownfields 2008
Submitted by Deeohn Ferris <gerinc@mindspring.com> of the Sustainable 
Community Development Group on behalf of the Community Revitalization 

Join us in Detroit at Brownfields 2008 at the inaugural luncheon 
Tuesday, May 6, 2008 celebrating the national Community Revitalization 
Alliance and our other brownfields conference activities.

INVITATIONAL LUNCHEON The Community Revitalization Alliance will be 
launched in collaboration with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 
and other partners at the Agency's national brownfields conference BF 
2008 in Detroit. Please RSVP for our invitational luncheon Tuesday May 
6, 2008, 12:00pm at Detroit's COBO Convention Center, Room D-3- 
16/17/18. Seating is limited so RSVP right away to Felicia Sanders at 

Lunch speakers are leaders in the public, private and community sectors. 
Confirmed speakers: Assistant Administrator for the Office of Solid 
Waste and Emergency Response, Susan Bodine and Assistant Administrator 
for the Office of Enforcement, Granta Nakayama. David Lloyd, Director, 
U.S. EPA Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization will join us and 
Mayor Rick Baker, a leader in sustainable redevelopment, is invited.

We are co-hosting two other high profile events at the conference that 
are open to all.

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE CAUCUS. The Environmental Justice Caucus is 
scheduled Sunday, May 4, 2008, 5:00pm-9:00pm at Asian Village, 521 
Atwater Street walking distance a few blocks away from the Cobo Center. 
The topic of the Environmental Justice Caucus and a renowned group of 
presenters is sustainable redevelopment: the green economy, green jobs 
and environmental health.

BF 2008 GENTRIFICATION PANEL. Equitable Development and Gentrification, 
Wednesday, May 7, 2008, 9:00am-10:30am Room 02-44, Cobo Convention 
Center featuring a workshop focused on tools and strategies to address 
equitable development and gentrification. Moderator, Deeohn Ferris, 
President, Sustainable Community Development Group, Inc. and panelists 
Chloe Coney, Corporation to Develop Communities of Tampa, Inc. (CDC of 
Tampa, Inc.); Daniel T. Kildee, Treasurer, Genesee County, MI; Vincent 
Nathan, Director, Environmental Affairs, City of Detroit; and Vernice 
Miller-Travis, Environmental Support Center.

Revitalization Alliance, headquartered in Washington, DC connects a 
growing number of community development corporations, environmental 
justice groups, civic associations, faith based organizations, 
developers and practitioners in these fields from around the nation. The 
work of the Alliance is guided by an expanding interdisciplinary 
advisory committee. Our advisors are multi-stakeholder leaders in 
community and economic development, labor, environment quality, health, 
social justice, advocacy and law. Sustainable Community Development 
Group, Inc. hosts and manages the Alliance.

Our mission is education and implementation at the national level that 
leads to sustainable redevelopment of brownfields, vacant and other 
distressed properties in underserved urban and rural neighborhoods. Our 
goals include providing insight and ideas to decision makers and 
influentials in the public, private, academic and community sectors; 
bridging gaps between sectors that are working on issues; ensuring that 
the voices of on-the-ground diverse constituencies are better 
understood; ensuring that these voices, views and best practices drawn 
from community experiences are integrated into the discourse and decisions.

This multi-stakeholder coalition is a change agent - these are voices 
that are heretofore rarely heard at the highest levels of public policy. 
 From the perspective of the Community Revitalization Alliance, there is 
a direct relationship between environment and health and the needs, 
health and vitality of a community. That is our unifying message: 
Community quality of life, environmental justice, public health and 
stewardship should be at the center of governmental decisions and 
programs that involve and affect communities.

Sustainable Community Development Group, Inc. is a not-for-profit 
corporation on the forefront of working with the public, private and 
community sectors to advance environmental sustainability, equitable 
development and global smart growth.

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