CCLR Webinars Archive

Opportunity Zones Spurring Brownfields Revitalization With the New Tax Law

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Opportunity Zones provide a critical economic tool to cities interested in brownfields redevelopment. Join local government leaders nationwide on a webinar describing how communities can take advantage of the new tax law to spur economic investment in low-income communities. The bill includes a provision that enables governors to designate “Opportunity Zones” where investors will receive tax benefits in exchange for private investment in vulnerable and underserved areas. The new tax incentive will help communities attract developers and financial capital to corridors impacted with contaminated properties. 

 

Speakers: 
Blase Leven | Kansas State University 
Andrew Seth | Sustainable Strategies DC 
Maurice Jones | City of Dubuque, IA 
Jane Campbell | National Development Council

Part I - Dig It: Reusing Contaminated Soils in the UK and US

There is no recording for this webinar. Click here for the CL:aire guidance bulletin. 

 

Redevelopment sites throughout the U.S. are confronted by how to manage surplus marginally-to- moderately contaminated soil. The default practice of landfilling surplus soil is neither an efficient nor viable long-term option, economically or environmentally. Learn how an influential model based in the United Kingdom is addressing the issue of limited landfill space and the market for soil reuse at redevelopment sites. You’ll learn about the CL:aire model: how it evolved and is working today; and its applicability to states in the U.S. facing the same challenges. 

 

Speakers: 
Sarah Sieloff | Center for Creative Land Recycling 
Martha Faust | Minnesota Brownfields 
Nick Willenbrock | CL:aire

 

Part II Dig It Models and Recent Changes for Reusing Soil in the US

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Redevelopment sites throughout the U.S. are confronted by how to manage excess soils, presenting challenges in terms of contamination, project timing, staging areas, liability protection, and more. Learn about different approaches that governments around the country have developed to respond to this challenge, and what the future could hold.

 

Speakers:

Martha Faust | Minnesota Brownfields

Dan Walsh | NYC Mayor’s Office of Environmental Remediation

Kevin McCarty | GEI Consultants

Amy Hadiaris | MN Pollution Control Agency

Brooke Furio & David Emerman | U.S. EPA , Ohio EPA

Urban Agriculture and Healthfields

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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. 

 

CCLR thanks the Clif Bar Family Foundation for their generous support. 

 

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 and 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

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