CCLR Webinars Archive

Tips para solicitar con éxito fondos Brownfield para el 2020 - EPA



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Nuestro equipo de CCLR Puerto Rico, que discutirá las opciones que el programa de brownfield ofrece para el desarrollo de áreas abandonadas y/o contaminadas. Haremos recomendaciones para abordar las nuevas guías 2020 para la solicitud de fondos en sus diferentes modalidades (evaluaciones, limpieza y usos múltiples (MAC) e (evaluaciones dirigidas de Brownfields (TBA).


Hablaremos de los aspectos claves y el desarrollo de una estrategia para presentar nuestra historia de una manera contundente y de manera convincente.


Nuestros oradores Yocasta De Jesus y David Southgate con experiencias exitosas en  la preparación de propuestas de brownfield.  

Yocasta De Jesus | EPA Land, Chemicals and Redevelopment Division - Region 2 
David Southgate | Center for Creative Land Recycling

Retail Redux: Wrangling Retail in a Redevelopment Context



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Retail is changing, and fast. For the last several years, we've all heard prognostications about the death of brick and mortar, or the retail apocalypse. It can be hard to make retail a viable component of a redevelopment project, and even more so when the retail landscape is changing. Retail expert, David Greensfelder discusses what current trends in retail mean for land recycling projects, and what information you need to approach retail with greater confidence in your redevelopment work.    



David Greensfelder | Founder & managing principal of Greensfelder Commercail Real Estate LLC


EPA Grant Writing Tips: Tools to Defeat Your ARC Nemesis


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This webinar was designed to increase the success of EPA grant applicants in EPA Region 2 including New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Watch to get a head start on the 2020 Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund and Cleanup (ARC) grant application process and get insights on how to improve your odds of success. 


EPA will cover important application news and updates and share aggregate debriefing notes to improve the quality of your application. CCLR’s grant reviewer will highlight common pitfalls and how to avoid them and highlight what you can do to maximize your chances for a successful application. 2018 grant awardee, the Greater Syracuse Land Bank, and their consultant, Stantec, will share their experience in applying for an EPA Cleanup Grant. 


Don’t let daunting ARC grant application requirements foil your plans for community revitalization. Watch to get the tools and information you’ll need to defeat your ARC nemesis.

Rápido y Furioso: Cómo las comunidades están usando el programa de TBA para iniciar el desarrollo de brownfields

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Puerto Rico ha utilizado con éxito el programa TBA de la EPA para evaluar terrenos y propiedades abandonadas en toda la isla. En este seminario online, revisaremos los beneficios del programa y le mostraremos cómo solicitar la asistencia con éxito y avanzar en el desarrollo de su brownfield. El programa de TBA ayuda a las organizaciones sin fines de lucro a evaluar y determinar las inversiones necesarias para el desarrollo de esos sitios contaminados y/o abandonados que entorpecen la economía local. Como resultado de la evaluación, el TBA minimiza la incertidumbre  acerca de la contaminación real en estos lugares que no han podido ser desarrollados. Si su comunidad ha identificado uno o más lugares que puedan ser brownfields y beneficiarse de este proceso del TBA, regístrese a continuación.


Brendan Macdonald, CDM Smith
Sonia Cosme, EDS Puerto Rico 

Sustainable Economic Development Using Brownfields Funding and Land Recycling Tools

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CSU Fresno and CCLR have joined together to highlight how you can use funds from the State and Federal brownfields program to help support redevelopment in the Central Valley.  From solar power development to housing initiatives, blighted and vacant sites can become an asset to communities who are looking to redevelop. 


Ismael Herrera | CSU Fresno
Drew Wilson | City of Fresno, CA
Elise Hunter | GRID Alternatives
Tom Esqueda | GRID Alternatives
Tom Collishaw | Self-Help Enterprises
Ignacio Dayrit | Center for Creative Land Recycling


*This webinar is tailored for stakeholders of the California Central Valley*

National TAB: New Community Strategies for Brownfields: Opportunity Zones

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There are numerous and diverse types of financing tools and incentives available to communities for tackling the challenges of financing brownfields redevelopment. From tax-exempt bonds to district-based financing to revolving loan funds, the financing for brownfields redevelopment is often layered with multiple financing tools to produce the final project capital stack. With the passage of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, communities now have a new federal incentive in their toolbox: Opportunity Zones. Through a special partnership with KSU TAB, CCLR, and CDFA, webcast panelists will explore how communities are preparing themselves for Opportunity Zone investments and with the release of new proposed regulations, how this emerging industry is beginning to mold its first deals. Speakers will also examine how communities across the U.S. are integrating these new strategies with current and future redevelopment plans, with a specific focus on brownfields sites.



Andy Seth, Sustainable Strategies DC
Tim Fisher, Manager, Government Affairs, Council of Development Finance Agencies 
Jesse Silverstein, Director, Real Estate Economics, Development Research Partners 
Brandon Daigle, AIA, Vice-Chairman, Casper Downtown Development Authority

EPA Office of Community Revitalization's Strategies for Food Systems, Health, and Economic Development

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Join National TAB for a webinar featuring strategies to make every community healthy, wealthy and wise. 
Improving environmental and human health outcomes in communities across the country is challenging under any circumstances. In the early part of the 21st Century this is particularly true given the economic, political, and social changes occurring. EPA’s Office of Community Revitalization has developed strategies and programs that assist communities’ efforts to take stock of their assets, identify visions for growth that supports a better environment and healthy living. Through this webinar you’ll hear how EPA collaborates with communities to grow their economies and improve the environment.


Stephanie Bertaina, Senior Policy Analyst, EPA Office of Community Revitalization
Melissa Kramer, Ph.D., Senior Environmental Protection Specialist, EPA Office of Community Revitalization
Chitra Kumar, Director, Federal and State Division, EPA Office of Community Revitalization

The Color of Law: A Conversation about Segregation and Environmental Racism with Author Richard Rothstein

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Gentrification and displacement are critical topics for cities and neighborhoods, and for redevelopment, as well.  CCLR is pleased to welcome Richard Rothstein, author of the 2017 book The Color of Law.  Richard will frame the history of segregation in the United States, and help us understand how racial segregation shapes redevelopment decisions today. 


This is the first in a series of webinars dedicated to equity, displacement and redevelopment, as we explore how these issues have impacted communities around the country, and what different local jurisdictions are doing to mitigate the risk of displacement as a result of land recycling.  


Note: It is highly recommended that you read the Color of Law prior to this webinar.  The Color of Law is available at local libraries and from book sellers. 



Richard Rothstein, Economic Policy Institute

Sarah Sieloff, Center for Creative Land Recycling 

Power in Numbers: Areawide Planning

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Why stop with one brownfield site when you can redevelop several?  Areawide planning is a strategy that communities across the country have successfully used to address multiple brownfields concurrently -- and not always in the context of an EPA Brownfields Areawide Planning Grant. In this webinar, learn how areawide planning can support your redevelopment goals: see how each community navigated the planning process, engaged residents and other stakeholders, and utilized creative approaches to funding and interim uses to turn local eyesores into assets.  



Drew Wilson, City of Fresno
Katie-Rose Imbriano, BRS Inc.
Kate O'Brien, Catalyst Collaboratives LLC

Proactive Communication and Conflict Resolution for Redevelopment

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Conflict is part of human existence, and there’s no denying that it can be unpleasant, but with tools and perspective from professional facilitators, there’s no reason to be afraid.  We have to work through conflict to get to a better outcome, whether that’s a vision for a site or area, an agreement about remediation plans, or anything else.

How can you improve your conflict management and mitigation practices?  Come away from our webinar with the skills to plan for and productively manage disagreement. This webinar builds on a popular panel that was presented at the California Land Recycling Conference in 2018.


Joan Isaacson, Kearns and West
Michael Fortunato, CICD