EPA Co-Sponsors Brownfields 2001 Conference in Chicago September 24-26; Call for Presentations

Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

    CHICAGO, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
 Illinois EPA, the International City/County Management Association and the
 Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania are among more than a dozen
 organizations co-sponsoring "Brownfields 2001," a national conference to
 showcase brownfields cleanup, redevelopment and policy issues, September
 24-26, 2001, at Chicago's McCormick Place Convention Center.
     The sixth annual conference is expected to draw more than 3,000 government
 officials, bankers, developers, planners, attorneys and community groups with
 a shared interest in the cleanup and redevelopment of abandoned or
 underutilized properties, commonly known as brownfields.  The event will
 include a number of prominent speakers, including elected officials, as well
 as presentation of the prestigious Phoenix Awards, which recognize excellence
 and innovation in brownfields redevelopment.
     Organizations and individuals involved in brownfields research are urged
 to respond to the Engineers' Society's call for presentations, which must be
 postmarked by April 20, 2001.  A broad range of topics is encouraged,
 including building recycling, energy efficiency, financing, greenspace
 preservation, industrial/commercial developments, insurance archeology,
 neighborhood empowerment, remediation technology, small urban sites, smart
 growth and tax issues.  The conference organizers also welcome recommendations
 for session moderators or participants in panel discussions.
     For information on presentation guidelines and the conference program, see
 the Web site: www.brownfields2001.org .
 
 

SOURCE U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    CHICAGO, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
 Illinois EPA, the International City/County Management Association and the
 Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania are among more than a dozen
 organizations co-sponsoring "Brownfields 2001," a national conference to
 showcase brownfields cleanup, redevelopment and policy issues, September
 24-26, 2001, at Chicago's McCormick Place Convention Center.
     The sixth annual conference is expected to draw more than 3,000 government
 officials, bankers, developers, planners, attorneys and community groups with
 a shared interest in the cleanup and redevelopment of abandoned or
 underutilized properties, commonly known as brownfields.  The event will
 include a number of prominent speakers, including elected officials, as well
 as presentation of the prestigious Phoenix Awards, which recognize excellence
 and innovation in brownfields redevelopment.
     Organizations and individuals involved in brownfields research are urged
 to respond to the Engineers' Society's call for presentations, which must be
 postmarked by April 20, 2001.  A broad range of topics is encouraged,
 including building recycling, energy efficiency, financing, greenspace
 preservation, industrial/commercial developments, insurance archeology,
 neighborhood empowerment, remediation technology, small urban sites, smart
 growth and tax issues.  The conference organizers also welcome recommendations
 for session moderators or participants in panel discussions.
     For information on presentation guidelines and the conference program, see
 the Web site: www.brownfields2001.org .
 
 SOURCE  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency