As spring turns to summer, the 2015 National Brownfields Training Conference is fast approaching. This three-day event will be held in Chicago, Illinois from September 2nd-4th, and will attract individuals who work in the private sector, local, state and federal agencies, nonprofit and community groups, academia, and more from around the country. The National Brownfields Training Conference was created to provide innovative strategies, best practices and practical tools that enable brownfields redevelopment. Brownfields are defined as abandoned pieces of land that have been or are thought to have been contaminated and cannot be reused without serious clean-up efforts. The restoration and utilization of brownfields can play an essential role in the revitalization and economic development of communities.
Hop on the Brownfields Bandwagon
Brownfields 2015 will host a dynamic educational program of expert speakers, interactive discussions, technology demonstrations and mobile workshops. Educational sessions at the conference will discuss the effects of brownfield redevelopment on social equity, strategies to make food systems more convenient and centralized, methods of strengthening the health of communities, and the development of green infrastructure. Attendees will also have the opportunity to tour several redeveloped sites throughout Chicago by bike, boat or on foot through the mobile workshops.
Join us in Chicago this September. More info & registration at http://www.brownfieldsconference.org/en/home.