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Where Are We Headed?

An Interview with ICMA’s Bob O’Neill Brownfields have come a long way since the first national brownfields conference. Brownfield News asked Bob O’Neill, executive director of ICMA, to answer questions about where we have been and where we are going. Where do brownfields fit in with the priorities of ICMA and its members and how has this changed in the last decade? Local government managers are constantly tasked to do more with less. ICMA members are facilitating deals, as opposed to acquiring properties themselves, and are partnering with the private sector to finance projects. ICMA members have seen tremendous successes with brownfield cleanup and redevelopment and are constantly looking for new opportunities and new partners.However, there are so many competing demands on the managers’ time and attention that they need readily accessible resources and support focused specifically on how they can identify new brownfield opportunities and make them work for…Log In to Read Full Article

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