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    Sustainable Communities Start Here--Brownfields 2015

    Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, Sep 2, 2015
    Brownfields 2015 is the premier conference…
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    Webinar: Brownfields Redevelopment Community Showcase: Financing Tools for Transformation

    Feb 19, 2015
    Join CDFA for the first installment...
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    Real Estate Finance

    JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot , 1740 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, Jan 26, 2015
    The opening course in commercial real estate…
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    Training Course: Technology-Led Economic Development

    The Ritz-Carlton Phoenix 2401 East Camelback Road, Phoenix, Dec 4, 2014
    This technical course focuses on the competitive…
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    IEDC Training Course: Real Estate Development and Reuse

    Crowne Plaza Lansing West, 925 South Creyts Road, Lansing, Nov 6, 2014
    This course articulates the 8 stage process…
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    Anatomy of a Brownfield Redevelopment Project

    Marsh Global Environmental Practice, 540 W. Madison, Chicago, Oct 29, 2014
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    Urban Land Institute

    New York, Oct 21, 2014
    The ULI Fall Meeting attracts more than…
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    Intro Brownfields Finance Course

    Washington, Aug 14, 2014
    The Intro Brownfields Finance Course is…
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    Brownfield Redevelopment: Policy, Planning and Practice

    Toronto, Jun 18, 2014
    Discuss what's happening in Brownfield Redevelopment…

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    Using its authority under the landmark 1963 Clean Air Act and its amendments, the EPA proposed last year that the electric power industry reduce its carbon pollution emissions from existing plants 30% below 2005 levels by 2030. Cont.

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    In the coming weeks, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, using its authority under the Clean Air Act, will release a final rule to regulate carbon pollution from our nation's leading source - the energy sector. Cont.

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  • Baldwin Borough Council looks to clarify zoning rules | TribLIVE

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  • Suit: Chicago Police disregarded orders to stop chase that led to Dillan ...

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  • Zoning board OKs plan change for proposed complex

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  • County opposes shoreland zoning proposal

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    A high-visibility, 66-acre property with industrial zoning, a rail spur and convenient highway access. Local infrastructure supports high-capacity reuse, including municipal water and sewer service. All buildings on the property were demolished by 2009. The community is supportive of a variety of reuses, including general manufacturing.

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    Nearly 400 acres in the heart of Flint, MI, with access to Interstate 475 (a connector route for I-75 and I-69). Property features electric, natural gas, water, sewer and rail access, and is eligible for a variety of targeted investment incentives. History of manufacturing on the property dates to 1903; community is eager to welcome new development.

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    Located on the banks of the St. Lawrence Seaway, this vacant 217-acre property offers immediate access to an international border crossing, two rail sidings and abundant low-cost hydropower. It is easily accessible to major population centers of the Northeast United States and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec. Suitable for commercial or industrial redevelopment.

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    A 95-acre former landfill, the property is serviced by water, sewer, electric and natural gas, with a rail line adjacent to the northern boundary. The property is east of an active manufacturing facility owned by Northern Ohio Limited Partnership (and formerly by General Motors). Outstanding state and local economic development resources are available to stimulate investment.

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  • Downtown Camden Waterfront Redevelopment

    Prior to 1984, Camden's Downtown Waterfront in the City of Camden, New Jersey, consisted of primarily heavy industrial production facilities owned by Campbell Soup Company, RCA, and a major rail yard and ferry system operated by the Pennsylvania Reading Railroad Company...

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  • Milltown Park, Sandpoint, ID

    The community not only lost jobs with the closing of the mills, but also residents were being squeezed into affordable and workforce housing as second-home buyers and empty nesters were moving into the area. This 26.02 acre site, once the beating heart of the community, was contaminating its neighbors’ waters and seemed to be a lesion on this otherwise scenic northern Idaho oasis...

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  • Berry Lane Park

    One of the most ambitious open space projects to be undertaken in Jersey City, New Jersey’s history, Berry Lane Park has transformed approximately 17 acres of former brownfields into a recreational area that is surrounded by residential properties. Berry Lane Park is unique in that it incorporates design features...

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  • Hawks Prairie Park and Ride

    More than 50 years’ worth of Thurston County’s garbage is buried on the 140-acre site in Hawks Prairie, now known as the Thurston County Waste and Recovery Center (WARC). The Hawks Prairie Park and Ride was built on an 8.1-acre portion of the oldest, most variably compacted, section of the WARC...

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You join the Association to make a positive impact on the world around you. Through ARI you support responsible and sustainable initiatives that aim to maximize value — economic, social and environmental. Specifically, your membership allows the Association to:

  • Empower its members to market their inventory to like-minded individuals and organizations.
  • Engage with many different stakeholders early on to build relationships, trust and commitments.
  • Enhance the ability for private and public sectors to work closer together for mutual benefits.
  • Enable its members to generate value (and thus, return) for all stakeholders; commensurate with the risk of their contribution.

But membership brings more tangible benefits, too. The following chart outlines the benefits you can expect as a member of ARI:



The Association promotes the redevelopment of blighted and underutilized properties through collaborative and accountable marketdriven solutions.

We accomplish our mission through a number of strategies that are designed to uncover potential opportunities, build relationships and facilitate peer-to-peer networking among the many diverse stakeholders.

To this end, we’re constantly upgrading and enhancing our capabilities; we’re always looking for market-driven solutions and we value our member participation.

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Scituate, MA, became the first town in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts that is 100 per cent powered by renewable energy.

The driving goal of the project was to promote a community-based initiative to address brownfields blight in two small, adjacent rural communities.

Nominations for the 2015 Brownfield Renewal Awards are now being accepted. The Renewal Awards selection process is supremely democratic, as any individual is eligible to submit an application.

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In 1988, the City of Melbourne had about 40,000 inhabitants and 20 per cent green cover. In 2009,…