|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Wed, 15 Oct 2008 20:16:10 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] [Fwd: Register Now: Oct 28 & Oct. 30 Brownfields Webcasts]|
TWO BROWNFIELDS WEBCASTS TO FOCUS ON BUSINESS INVESTMENT IN UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES (OCT. 28) AND LAND BANKS (OCT. 30)
Building the Business Case for Brownfields Redevelopment in Underserved Communities
October 28, 2008 2 p.m. EasternOn Tuesday, October 28, 2008, at 2 p.m. Eastern, the Disadvantaged Brownfields Communities Network will host the first in its series of two 60-minute webcasts, Building the Business Case for Brownfields Redevelopment in Underserved Communities. This webcast will showcase how communities are using inner-city market analysis to reveal the hidden strengths of traditionally undervalued neighborhoods. The webcast will also identify how community-based development corporations, municipalities, counties, and other economic development organizations have been able to fill their finance expertise gaps with senior and retired volunteers who have investment banking and capital markets experience.
Webcast speakers will include: * John Talmage, President and CEO, Social Compact, Washington, DC * John Nelson, Managing Partner, Wall Street Without Walls, Washington, DC Using Land Banks as a Strategy to Spur Brownfields Redevelopment October 30, 2008 2 p.m. EasternOn Thursday, October 30, 2008, at 2 p.m. Eastern, the Disadvantaged Brownfields Communities Network will host the second in its series of two 60-minute webcasts, Using Land Banks as a Strategy to Spur Brownfields Redevelopment. The concept of a land bank is to acquire and purchase vacant and underutilized property with the future goal of productive reuse of the land. This webcast will examine how communities have developed and implemented land banking strategies, and identify the benefits of establishing community improvement corporations and land banks to help revitalize abandoned properties in a non-traditional manner.
Webcast speakers will include: * Kevin O’Brien, Executive Director, Great Lakes Environmental Finance Center, OH * Dan Kildee, Treasurer, Genesee County & Chairperson, Genesee County Land Bank, MI * Eric Schertzing, Treasurer, Ingham County & Chairperson, Ingham County Land Bank, MIThe targeted audience for these webcasts are elected leaders, local government managers, planning and economic development directors, community development officials, environmental justice representatives, and other brownfields stakeholders. A webcast combines telephone and Internet technology to provide participants with the opportunity to gain relevant, useful information without travel, at low cost, and through a medium that encourages collegial discussion of concerns and issues. Participants must have a computer with Internet access (56K modem or higher) and a separate telephone line for the audio portion of the webcast.
The Disadvantaged Brownfields Communities Network is managed by the Northeast-Midwest Institute, the Sustainable Community Development Group, and The Ferguson Group.
The registration fee for each webcast is $30 per site. For more information and to register, visit http://www.eventbuilder.com/encounter/DBCN. More information is also available at (202) 454-3922 or firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com>.
Andrew Seth The Ferguson Group, LLC 1130 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 300 Washington, DC 20036 (202) 331-8500 Direct (202) 454-3922 Fax (202) 331-1598 firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com> www.fergusongroup.us <http://www.fergusongroup.us> -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Brownfields mailing list Brownfields@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/brownfields-cpeo.org
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