ICMA

Brownfields 2022, National Brownfields Conference, Oklahoma City

August 16, 2022

Please join SCS Engineers professionals at the National Brownfields Conference in Oklahoma City, August 16-19, 2022.

The theme is “Sustainable Communities Start Here”.  Brownfields 2022 will be in Oklahoma City due to the exciting brownfields redevelopment happening in the city, including the brand new Oklahoma City Convention Center which was built on a redeveloped brownfield site!

The National Brownfields Conference provides networking and learning opportunities to the members of the Brownfields community.  Conference planners are working to ensure that the venue and travel arrangements will be as safe and healthy as possible so conference attendees can continue to experience the valuable in-person education and networking opportunities that have defined the conference since 1996.

Co-sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), the National Brownfields Conference is the largest gathering of stakeholders focused on cleaning up and reusing formerly utilized commercial and industrial properties.

The Conference features a dynamic program of speakers, mobile workshops, films, over 100 educational sessions, and other learning formats calibrated to provide case studies, program updates, and useful strategies for meeting your brownfield challenges head-on.  The exceptional training  has something for both beginners and seasoned professionals.  Topics include:

  • Brownfield Assessment, Cleanups, and Redevelopment
  • Community Engagement and Empowerment
  • Creative Placemaking
  • Equitable Development and Environmental Justice
  • Funding and Financing for Community Revitalization
  • International Programs and Policies
  • Environmental Liability and Enforcement
  • Opportunity Funds and Brownfields Revitalization Renewable Energy Alternatives
  • Resiliency and sustainability
  • Brownfields Strategies for Rural and Small Communities
  • Promoting Public Health through Brownfields Revitalization
  • Workforce Development and Job Training
  • and More!

The conference is also a premier stop for the private sector with a vibrant exhibit hall and other transactional activities that are catered towards companies doing the business of brownfields cleanup and redevelopment. The exhibit hall will feature federal agencies, engineering firms, developers, environmental cleanup companies, legal and financial expertise, nonprofits, and other types of organizations.

As an added bonus, organizers are introducing Brownfields University to the program.  BU is a set of pre-conference training workshops that will provide a core of brownfield concepts and practices to prepare attendees for the full educational program content.

Click for Conference and Brownfields University registration information and program details

 

 

 

Posted by Laura Dorn at 12:00 am