Philadelphia Hosts 14th National Brownfields Conference at Pennsylvania Convention Center April 3-5, 2011


WASHINGTON D.C.- November 22, 2010 – (RealEstateRama) — More than 6,000 environmental and economic development officials, finance and insurance providers, risk managers, planners, attorneys, civil engineers and students are expected to attend the U.S. EPA co-sponsored National Brownfields Conference, April 3-5, 2011, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.

Addressing the nation’s brownfields – abandoned or underutilized properties stigmatized by past commercial or industrial uses – is an ongoing challenge for communities of every size.  By focusing on redevelopment, properties are put back into productive use for communities while helping to keep undeveloped lands in a natural state.

The National Brownfields Conference’s Educational Program features more than 100 panel sessions on green jobs, green buildings, and green remediation, creative financing and financial risk management, community and economic development, environmental assessment and cleanup, use of alternative energy to power the cleanup and redevelopment  of properties,  sustainability and much more.  Over 200 exhibitors will display the latest technologies and services, and mobile workshops and walking tours of Philadelphia are also included.
A unique conference feature is the Economic Redevelopment Forum (formerly known as the Brownfields Transaction Forum), which brings together property owners with developers, investors and financiers to talk about specific Brownfields properties available for purchase, lease and reuse and redevelopment.  Now in its fifth year, this fast-paced interactive forum is a must attend brownfields event for corporate asset managers, economic development officials, real estate professionals, and others.  A variety of properties will be available ranging from former manufacturing plants, to vacant and abandoned commercial buildings and lots.  Many of these properties may be eligible for a host of local, state and even federal redevelopment incentives.

Whether you’re a newcomer to the world of economic and environmental redevelopment, or a seasoned professional looking to make new connections and increase your business, Brownfields 2011 offers something for you!

Registration for Brownfields 2011 is FREE! For more information, visit or contact Julie Butler at .

Julie Butler

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