Brownfields Process Training Workshops
BRS provides workshops regarding the brownfield redevelopment process to a variety of audiences. The topics covered are tailored to the sophistication of the group but typically include: establishing a program; developing a brownfield site inventory; obtaining funding; setting priorities; conducting community outreach; developing strategies; performing investigation and remediation; conducting all appropriate inquiry; partnering with regulatory agencies; and working with developers.
The typical audiences for these workshops include municipal officials, typically planning and economic development professionals, as well as community-based organizations, such as community development corporations, community development finance institutions, and non- profit developers. This workshop format is very successful when conducted directly for a single organization, where the materials can be tailored to their specific interests, needs, and knowledge of the process, and examples are taken directly from their site inventories. These workshops can also be targeted to larger groups, particularly if there is a common area of interest among the participants, such as geographic area or a shared feature, such as proximity to a Superfund site. Participants can expect to leave the training with a tailored set of next steps to advance their program and move their priority projects forward, as well as a wealth of resources for additional information and ongoing support.