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  • Knowing is Half the Battle - Creating Publicly Accessible Portals to Share Brownfield Information

    Thursday, December 12, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    502 B
    Town Meeting Conversations
    Track 3: SmartCities and Communities
    Creating Publicly Accessible Portals to Share Brownfield Information: Healthy, resilient, and sustainable communities start with the fundamental building block of knowledge. Lack of knowledge of environmental conditions at a property can be a barrier to effective redevelopment planning. Several states across the nation are using databases to increase transparency using innovative inventories and GIS systems to share information on sites under regulatory oversight. These public access portals are used widely by interested community members and industry professionals alike to address a variety of information needs. Learn about the database platforms being used by California and New York, the setup and carrying costs, and how making this information available has contributed to the brownfield dialogue.
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