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  • Best Practices for Successful Urban Redevelopment

    Thursday, December 12, 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
    West Hall A – Area C
    Learning Lounges
    Track 2: Financing Options, Real Estate, & Economic Development
    Brownfields redevelopment is expensive and not for the inexperienced community or developer. Urban environments often have high concentrations of complex environmental issues, geotechnical challenges, community prerogatives, and increased construction costs. This presentation will focus on successful strategies for public-private partnerships working together to create a brownfield financing program to overcome the extra costs of redeveloping urban brownfield properties and eventually drive revitalization of communities. The presentation will discuss projects in metro Detroit that range in size from small corner lots to multi-billion dollar developments and explore how brownfields redevelopment is truly changing the landscape in this token rust-belt metropolis.
    Sara Bals
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