The Center for Creative Land Recycling organized a workshop in Flagstaff covering the benefits of brownfields redevelopment as economic development and land reuse. The daylong workshop began with a tour of Flagstaff's Rio de Flag Water Reclamation Facility. The Plant is capable of treating 4 million gallons per day! Thanks to Jim for the fun and educational tour.
At Flagstaff City Hall, tour attendees were joined by economic development leaders from local governments, nonprofits and private sector representatives. The day began with a look at larger sustainability issues that our world faces today, with a presentation on global and national trends from the Sonoran Institute. Individuals with an interest in learning the basics of redeveloping environmentally challenged properties were given a local case study by the City of St. Johns, who recently developed an old auto body shop into the site of the new City Hall. Arizona DEQ's seasoned brownfield redevelopment practitioners discussed resources, funding programs and case studies, equipping you with the tools you need to move your project forward.
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Ian Dowdy | Sonoran Institute: Considerations for Sustainability*
Rich Bowen | Northern Arizona University*
Karl Eberhardt | City of Flagstaff: Flagstaff Brownfields Perspective
Paul Ramsey | City of St. Johns: St. John's City Hall Brownfield Project
Noemi Emeric-Ford | U.S. EPA: EPA's Brownfields Program
Jennie Cure | Arizona Department of Environmental Quality: AZ DEQ Brownfields
Tod Whitwer | Allwyn Consultants: Regulatory Primer
Joel Gastelum (Tod Whitwer) | City of South Tucson: South Tucson Brownfields
Mike Heffernan | Pine Forest Charter School: Re-use and Relocation
*Please email [email protected] for copies of these presentations.
The Center for Creative Land Recycling is the only national non-profit organization solely dedicated to redevelopment of contaminated or underutilized land by applying specialized knowledge to accelerate results-focused, community-driven revitalization. For the past 20 years, we've worked with communities and developers to provide guidance and hands-on assistance to overcome obstacles and realize the benefits of redevelopment. Learn more about our work at www.cclr.org. Find us on Facebook or on Twitter @LandRecycling.