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The Redevelopment Rodeo Rides Again!


At the 2017 National Brownfields Training Conference in Pittsburgh, the first ever Redevelopment Rodeo brought together a series of bad brownfields and a panel of expert Redevelopment Wranglers. These sites were so ugly, we gave them actual rodeo bull names, like Widow Maker and the Monroe Mean Machine.

The audience got rowdy — the Rodeo was one big conversation, with tips and tricks coming in fast and furious from the Wranglers and audience alike. By the time the dust settled, eight formerly rowdy brownfields stood tamely in the corral, ready for further redevelopment.

Dust off your hat and saddle up, because the Redevelopment Rodeo rides again this December!

The Center for Creative Land Recycling (CCLR) and partners New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Kansas State University (KSU) and Brownfield Listings are partnering to bring you another thundering herd of rough and ready brownfields.

This year’s theme: attracting private investment to your rowdy brownfields beasts. 

Do you have a municipally-owned property ready for redevelopment and looking for investment? We’ll provide you with the tools and information to make your property a prize steed. Simply by filling out our application, you’ll start the process of roping together an asset inventory, get an idea of what makes properties market-ready, and begin the process of evaluating how redevelopment may affect your community.

All applicants will receive a premium listing on Brownfields Listings that can help raise the profile of your property and expose it to new marketplaces. Pull out all the stops and don’t hold back! You may be selected to pitch your site to a seasoned panel of Redevelopment Wranglers who’ve wrestled with the biggest brownfields beasts. This multidisciplinary, multi-sector posse will help you examine your project, point out hidden possibilities and pitfalls, and provide industry-best technical know-how to overcome roadblocks on your route to revitalization. Saddle up!

Line up of Redevelopment Wranglers:

Matt Winefield, President, Winefield and Associates (Long Beach, CA)

Colleen Kokas, Executive Vice President, Environmental Liability Transfer (Lahaska, PA)

Lee Hoffman, Attorney, Pullman & Comley (Hartford, CT)

Zachery Clayton, Manager, Environmental Land Use and Planning, City and County of Denver (Denver, CO)

How do you rope yourself an opportunity to ride in the Rodeo? 

  1. Complete this application and submit responses by October 15, 2019.
    • Applicants will be screened by CCLR, KSU and NJIT. The TAB providers will round up 3 applicants to present at the Redevelopment Rodeo.
      • Note that all applicants will receive a premium profile in Brownfield Listings. You have nothing to lose and something valuable to gain by applying!
    • Selected applicants may be asked to provide more information, and will be asked to join a pre-conference call to prep for the Redevelopment Rodeo.
  2. Attend the Redevelopment Rodeo at the National Brownfields Conference to present your project.

This year’s Rodeo will feature audience voting, and the winning presenters will receive an exciting prize package with pro bono assistance and lots of other goodies.

Brownfield Listings, the TAB providers, and our Redevelopment Wranglers are excited to help you break some bucking brownfields.  Don’t wait — get us your application by October 15th.  Yee haw!

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