The National Brownfields Conference is the largest, most comprehensive conference in the nation focused on environmental revitalization and economic redevelopment. Brownfields 2009 offers over 150 educational sessions, including lively panel discussions, dynamic roundtables, outstanding plenary sessions, special trainings, and film screenings.
Major conference themes for 2009 include:
- Community & Economic Development
- Environmental Assessment & Cleanup
- Financing & Financial Risk Management
- Green Building & Sustainability
- Information Technologies
- International Planning & Design Approaches
- Public Health & Worker Safety
- Public Policy, Law, & Regulation
- Real Estate & Dealmaking
- Redevelopment Strategies & End Uses
- Stakeholder Involvement & Environmental Justice
Plenary speakers include Lisa P. Jackson, EPA Administrator; Majora Carter, President of Majora Carter Group LLC, former Executive Director of Sustainable South Bronx, and MacArthur Genius Award winner; and the Honorable C. Ray Nagin, Mayor of City of New Orleans.
There is no registration fee to attend the conference. The conference is underwritten with support from the EPA.