The 2022 California Land Recycling Conference (CALRC), will be live again, June 21-23, 2022, in Carson, CA.
Communities recognize the need for equitable and resilient spaces more than ever before and amid the ongoing pandemic. The innovation and resolve that communities have found to move their land reuse projects forward to create vibrant cities, towns, and neighborhoods is truly inspiring. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), Build Back Better, and other federal and state priorities, will provide the resources to create historic investment in brownfields, climate, and economic revitalization. And California is leading the charge.
Hosted by the Center for Creative Land Recycling (CCLR), U.S. EPA Region 9, and the CA Department of Toxic Substances Control’s (DTSC) Office of Brownfields, the California Land Recycling Conference is the premier event for professionals working on land reuse. Focusing on the most timely issues unique to California and resonating with the national big-picture, the Conference is an innovative space for learning and connecting.
Join us at the 9:30 am – 10:30 am Morning Plenary Session Beyond Brownfields: Landfills, Oil Wells and Superfund Sites, and more. Many communities have “beyond brownfield” sites, Superfund, landfills, oil fields, and hard-to-categorize sites that stymie a coordinated planning effort and can paralyze reuse for decades. This session featuring Mike McLaughlin will orient the audience on the roadblocks of redeveloping these sites and innovative workarounds with regulatory approaches and planning. Which brownfields resources and tools can be useful, and what can communities do to move these projects forward? And if barriers are insurmountable, what financial, policy and legislative fixes could help?
The Conference will bring together a multidisciplinary audience of redevelopment leaders to foster knowledge exchange, innovation, and support for land recycling in California communities. Come reuse, rebuild, and revitalize!
At SCS, we’re proud that our services, vision, and corporate citizenship support community revitalization through brownfield redevelopment and land reuse.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 2017 estimated that roughly 40 percent of all Americans, including a quarter of all children, live within 3 miles of a brownfield site that has received EPA funding. This is a conservative estimate, as only 5.5% of brownfields nationwide have benefited from EPA resources. But these striking numbers clarify the degree to which remediating and repurposing contaminated and underutilized properties has transformative potential to protect our residents’ health and safety.
SCS firmly believes that all blighted, abandoned, and underutilized properties have a future as community assets. We support this vision through the services we provide as well as through our corporate citizenship. The partnership of SCS technology and environmental know-how with CCLR is powerful. There is no shortage of possibilities for brownfields now; ski resorts, parks, mixed-use properties, solar farms, really almost any infrastructure is possible.
SCS is proud to support the Center for Creative Land Recycling (CCLR, or “See Clear”), the leading national nonprofit dedicated to transforming communities through land recycling. Over the past two decades, CCLR has convened, navigated, and influenced the redevelopment industry. Their programs educate the public and community stakeholders to clean up and repurpose underutilized and environmentally impacted properties in a sustainable, equitable and responsible manner.
CCLR and SCS share the belief that with the right training, incentives, and conditions — chiefly, an active corporate partner/investor, community support, and municipal leadership — the redevelopment of brownfields changes communities for the better. CCLR has produced two videos, “About CCLR” and “What is Land Recycling?,” which provide important perspectives about CCLR’s mission and accomplishments.
Dan Johnson, Jim Ritchie, and Amy Dzialowski are among the SCS staff who have worked with CCLR. They have spoken on panels at CCLR’s California Land Recycling Conference, participated in vapor intrusion study groups, teamed with CCLR on providing technical support to West Sacramento and other municipalities, and serve on the planning committee for the Brownfields 2021 Conference together.
At SCS, we understand that brownfield redevelopment is inherently complex and multifaceted, and we appreciate that productive, successful land recycling requires all hands on deck. We’re proud to play a part on the road to redevelopment and thank CCLR for their national leadership in transforming communities through land recycling.
For more information about CCLR, brownfields, and property remediation, contact , or Jean Hamerman, Acting Executive Director of CCLR.