Rewatch the Brownfields 2017 Keynote Remarks
In Pittsburgh, our CEO’s powerful perspective cut through the fog of current events to distill headlines and trend lines into meaningful, actionable takeaways still relevant one year later.
Little more than a year ago, brownfielders from around the world gathered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for a power-packed week of revitalizing programming in the U.S. EPA’s National Brownfields Training Conference (Brownfields 2017). ~2,500 practitioners, policy makers and professionals participated in a robust conference schedule full of training, research and technical assistance opportunities to communities and all those working to facilitate the inventory of sites, site assessments, remediation, community involvement, site preparation and all other aspects of land recycling.
No other event of its kind exists. And few other events offer so much substance to its attendees, or attract such a vibrant cross-section of public and private sector professionals.
This fall, EPA issued an official RFP to find a co-sponsor for the next 3 EPA brownfield conferences between 2019 and 2024 (taking place roughly every other year). This great news means, unfortunately, brownfielders will have to wait quite a while before rallying together again.
To tide you over until the next terrific EPA brownfield conference, please enjoy the keynote remarks from the opening plenary session at Brownfields 2017, delivered by our very own CEO, Dan French. His sweeping view and uplifting message is as relevant today as ever:
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