The Center for Creative Land Recycling (CCLR) and the Center for Community Energy and Environmental Justice (CCEEJ) invite you to join us for the webinar “Reclaiming the Past, Building the Future: Brownfield Basics” as we demystify land reuse by providing you with the knowledge and tools to contribute to the positive transformation of contaminated or abandoned sites. Brownfields are vacant or underutilized spaces that may contain contamination from prior industrial use. These areas are often overlooked but can be turned into strong community assets using the process of Brownfield Redevelopment. This webinar will provide an overview of the land reuse process, available project funding sources, resources for further learning, and ways to get involved with land reuse technical assistance providers such as CCLR and CCEEJ. Whether you’re a community leader, environmental professional, or someone intrigued by sustainable urban development, join us for this introductory webinar on brownfields and their transformative potential.
- Introduction to Brownfields: Explore the concept of brownfields, understanding their origins, and the unique challenges they pose to communities.
- Environmental Justice Considerations: Learn about the impact on public health and the environment, as well as the importance of sustainable remediation and equitable development strategies.
- Financial Aspects: Explore funding opportunities and financial mechanisms available for brownfield redevelopment.
Whether you’re a novice or an expert in the field, this webinar promises to be an engaging learning experience for all those passionate about fostering sustainable urban development.
Devyn Rainwater graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a degree in Environmental Studies and Global Environmental Justice. She is a dedicated advocate of environmental and social justice and has worked on projects which highlight the intersectional issues of environmental protection, human rights, and community activism. She has served as website coordinator for a team building the first online platform for the Chilean activist group Dignidad Incan to support their fight against invasive mining corporations and co-created the first Journal of Global Environmental Justice at UC Santa Cruz, for which she was also an editor. Devyn brings her strengths in administration and project development to CCLR.
Lujain Altawarah assists in CCLR’s programming development and coordination including planning, promoting, and managing the execution of events and webinars. A recent graduate from UCLA with a double major in Political Science and Arabic and a concentration in International Relations, Lujain entered the sustainability sphere her second year in college and coordinated various programs centered around climate resilience and community empowerment.