Sustainable Reuse of Brownfields

Washington, DC (February 9, 2008)- Brownfields revitalization returns abandoned or mothballed properties to productive uses. Cleaning up and reusing brownfields protects the environment, creates jobs, and strengthens communities. Brownfields projects are a key part of Smart Growth strategies and provide opportunities for furthering sustainability by including green building practices, supporting green infrastructure, and reducing development pressure on green spaces and working lands. This panel describes national policy directions, state led approaches, and local solutions for communities interested in revitalizing brownfields properties.

David Lloyd, Director, EPA Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization
Amy Yersavich, Manager, Ohio Voluntary Action Program
Joseph Recchie, Chief Executive Officer, Community Building Partners
About New Partners for Smart Growth
The 2008 New Partners for Smart Growth Conference in Washington, DC, hosted attendance of more than 1300 people from across the country for three full days of presentations, discussions, and information sharing. The conference was produced by the Local Government Commission (LGC), with support from a very impressive and multi-disciplinary group of partners and sponsoring organizations, agencies and companies.
Related Resources:
7th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth: Building Safe, Healthy, and Livable Communities