The 14th National Brownfields Conferencecosponsored by the U.S. EPA and ICMA, heads to Philadelphia, PA, on April 3-5. A partnership between the U.S. EPA and the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) has developed the National Brownfields Conference into the premier international forum focused on redeveloping brownfield properties and promoting environmental revitalization and economic redevelopment. Now in its fourteenth year, Brownfields 2011 will be held April 3-5, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center and offers FREE online registration. A highlight of this year’s conference will be the Brownfields Economic Redevelopment Forum. This unique event, first introduced in 2004, opens the door to economic and environmental advancement by bringing together buyers and sellers of brownfields properties. In response to the current condition of the real estate marketplace, the forum will emphasize economic development, financing and incentives, and emerging strategies for redevelopment and revitalization in conjunction with available brownfield properties. Additionally the forum will feature a combination of…Log In to Read Full Article
RACER Trust’s Proving Ground Stimulates Efficiency
Judge Robert Gerber, sitting in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, signed an order in effect creating RACER Trust in March 2011. RACER — for Revitalizing Auto Communities Environmental Response — was handed a portfolio of more than 300 properties scattered over 89 locations in… Read more
Water, Water Everywhere?
While in the following pages I will recount a number of serious localized water shortages, I can tell you at the outset, this will not be another gloom-and-doom scenario to which you are treated daily in your local and national news sources. Now, in my 54th year of professional effort… Read more