CCLR Webinars

Urban Agriculture and Healthfields

Please view a recording of the webinar here

Learn how brownfields are being safely transformed into assets that support community health in a variety of ways, from gardens to clinics. Learn how the growing trend of brownfields to healthfields might help inform your project. 

Speakers: 
Christina Wilson | U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, R8 
Roseanne Albright | City of Phoenix, AZ 
Benjamin Fahrer | Top Leaf Farms

Johanna Roth | Center for Creative Land Recycling

 

Phytoremediation Demystified

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Ever wonder how the plant kingdom can contribute to your remediation efforts? Our in-depth dive will let you into the mechanics, best practices, trends and the latest research on phytoremediation.

Speakers:

Laura Burnett | Burnett Land 

Water Kate Kennen | Offshoots Inc.

Keep a Lid On It: In-Situ Remediation

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Dig and haul. Pump and treat. These approaches are so 1990 and may create as many environmental impacts as the original problems. Learn how new in-situ treatment technologies reduce the risks and advance the interim or final reuse of brownfield sites.

Speakers:

Arul Ayyaswami | TetraTech

Joe Muzzio | Reterro

National TAB Webinar: The Basics of Site Remediation for Communities

Please view a recording of the webinar here. Join your Technical Assistance to Brownfield Communities (TAB) providers CCLR, KSU and NJIT for an introductory webinar on remediation technologies. Hear about various aspects of the most common remediation technologies, including advantages/disadvantages, success and long term effects of different types of cleanup. You will learn about the differences between area-wide vs. single site approaches, working with state regulators, and considerations for public sector and community stakeholders. 

Speakers:

Elizabeth Limbrick | New Jersey Institute of Technology 
Mark Walker | Kansas State University
Ignacio Dayrit | Center for Creative Land Recycling 
 

When Life Hands You a Landfill...

Please view a recording of the webinar here. Garbage in, garbage out. What does that mean when it comes to redeveloping landfills? Learn everything you need to know about landfill reuse including closure, allowable uses, and trends. 
Speakers: 
Joe Miller | SCS Engineers 
Mike McLaughlin | SCS Engineers 
Sarah Sieloff | Center for Creative Land Recycling

National TAB Webinar: Writers of the Best ARC

Please view a recording of the webinar, here. Plan for the next EPA ARC grant application period. Hear what our speakers have learned from the the best ARC grant applications and expert grant writers from around the country!

 

Speakers: 
Anne Wallace | City of Knoxville, TN
Stephen LeFevre | Barton & Loguidice, D.P.C.
Logan Smith | Siskiyou County EDC
Blase Leven | Kansas State University
Elizabeth Limbrick | New Jersey Institute of Technology
Ignacio Dayrit | Center for Creative Land Recycling

Developer Math: The Economics of Land Recycling

View the Webinar here. Real estate is a risky business, and brownfields redevelopment requires a particularly high risk tolerance, a good plan, and the ability to balance multiple variables. Learn how developers think about the math that underlies your property, and how timing and economic cycles affect the equation. Join us for illustrative presentations encompassing the art, science, and math or redevelopment. 

Speakers: 
Mary Hashem | RE Solutions 
Patricia Beard | City of Tacoma, WA

Measuring and Negotiating Environmental Risks

View the Webinar hereExpected remediation costs relative to potential property value, combined with a wide range of environmental risks, determine whether a site is redeveloped or mothballed. A panel of experts will illustrate methods to evaluate costs of environmental risks to help negotiate transactions, options to contain and manage remediation cost risks, and strategies for managing regulatory risks to accelerate redevelopment. Join us and local government audience members for a lively discussion illustrated with case studies of tools for measuring and negotiating environmental risks. 

Speakers:

- Buzz Hines | Farella, Braun + Martel 
- Brian Benn |  Environmental Risk & Financial Solutions

 

Defending the National Brownfields Program in an Era of Uncertainty; The FY 2018 Budget Process

View the Webinar here. The President recently outlined his budget priorities and the FY 2018 Congressional appropriations process will soon be underway. The President’s proposed budget zeroes out the HUD Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) and cuts overall EPA funding by 30 percent. As a result, all programs that support brownfields and community redevelopment are extremely vulnerable.  

This webinar will focus on strategies for protecting funding for the EPA brownfields program and other federal programs that support community revitalization and economic development, including the HUD Community Development Block Grants, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Program, and the Economic Development Administration Public Works and Infrastructure Grants. 

- The timeline and process for determining FY 2018 funding levels for federal brownfields programs. 
- Strategies for building bipartisan support for brownfields and community redevelopment. 
- Specific actions you can take to maintain momentum for the brownfields and community revitalization industry. 

 

In the Air Tonight: Brownfield Vapor Intrusion

View the Webinar here. David A. Grunat, P.G. and Gregory S. Noblet, P.E. out of the RPS Iris Environmental office in Oakland, California will be presenting a beginners guide to vapor intrusion. This presentation titled “In the Air Tonight” was developed for a non-technical audience to provide a base level understanding of what vapor intrusion is and how it can impact your project. This presentation also includes general procedures for assessing vapor intrusion concerns in the field and means for remediation and/or mitigation where vapor intrusion is a concern. As always, there will be time for Q&A at the end of the session. 
Speakers: Greg Noblet and David Grunat, RPS/Iris Environmental

A recording of this webinar is available through our Youtube page, which can be found by clicking the "Download PDF" button.

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