Brownfield Basics

By Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (other events)

Friday, September 20 2019 9:00 AM 12:30 PM

Join us to increase your understanding of brownfield redevelopment in the Greater Philadelphia region.  This workshop is geared towards municipalities and non-profit groups who are interested in learning about federal Brownfields funding programs to support their individual community revitalization efforts. 

This workshop is a partnership between U.S EPA, Region 3, the New Jersey Intitute of of Technology (NJIT) Technical Assistance, and the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC).  

 Agenda (subject to chage)

    8:30 - 9:00 am                    Registration and Networking (Light Breakfast to be Served)

    9:00 - 9:15 am                    Welcome Remarks

  9:15 -10:00 am                     Overview of Brownfields and EPA Programs 

 10:05 -10:35 am                    Pennsylvania Land Recycling Programs

            10:35 am                    Break

  10:45 -11:30 am                   Pennsyvlania Community & Economic Development (PADCED) Programs

  11:30 -11:40 am                   DVRPC Programs

11:40 - 12:00 pm                    Local Partner Success Stories

12:00 pm – 12:20 pm             Discussion  (Share your Community's Brownfield Challenges) 

12:30 pm                                Adjourn


Ms. Karen Cilurso, AICP/PP, Manager, Office of Community & Economic Development, DVRPC

Ms. Elizabeth Limbrick, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) TAB

Ms. Stephanie Branch, U.S.Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 3

Mr. Ragesh Patel, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP)

Mr. Brian Eckert, Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development (PADCED)

Mr. Greg Firely, AMO Environmental Decisions

Additional Speakers TBD

AICP Certification Maintenance Credit

The American Planning Association (APA) passed a Certification Maintenance (CM) program to guide continuing education for those that have received American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification. DVRPC is a registered CM provider. This event has been approved for 3.0 CM credits. 

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