The Brownfield Coalition of the Northeast (BCONE) has issued a Call for Sessions for its annual “Northeast Sustainable Communities Workshop” (NSCW). Now in its 10th year, BCONE will be hosting the NSCW 2019 at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) in Newark, New Jersey on June 4, 2019. The NSCW’s goal is to break new ground, offer new ideas and new concepts on the topics of sustainability, collaboration and leverage, emerging contaminants, resiliency, redevelopment challenges, technology, and their impact on community revitalization. Our past events have been attended by representatives from government, higher education, professional organizations, and laboratories, as well as attorneys, developers, contractors, and consultants.
This year’s theme is “BUILD”ing SUSTAINABLE REDEVELOPMENT: GETTING IN THE OPPORTUNITY ZONE” because new laws invite more investment in brownfields and distressed communities. NSCW is like no other conference you’ve attended. PowerPoint presentations are sparse and image-only; speakers are concise, yet informative; and, there is plenty of time in each session for dialogue between attendees, speakers, and moderators. Due to BCONE’s unique regional nature, panels include speakers from different states and municipalities so that information is shared across geographic lines. Come be a part of the conversation!
60-minute Plenary session – Moderator, 3 panelists, Q&A portion, sponsorship @ $5,000*
50-minute session – Moderator, 3 panelists, Q&A portion, , sponsorship @ $2,700
30-minute session– Moderator, 3 panelists, Q&A portion, sponsorship @ $1,800
5-minute Lightning Talk – Individual panelist, timed presentation, sponsorship @$500
*Non-competing Session, other sessions may compete against another session.
The NSCW 2019 Planning Committee is particularly interested in the following topics, but encourage new, timely and exciting topics:
The BUILD Act - Federal Funding & BFPP Changes
Opportunity Zones & Opportunity Funds
P3- Public-Private Partnerships & Interagency Collaboration, Leveraging & Innovative Financing
Environmental Law, Politics and Policies, Insurance, Funding, Financing, and Technology
Emerging Contaminants and Vapor Intrusion
Urban Watersheds, Stormwater, and Green/Gray Sustainable Infrastructure
Brownfield Success Projects and Innovative Approaches
Smart Growth Development and Alternative Energy
Coastal Resiliency, Sea Level Rise, and Waterfront (Re)Development & Waterways
Climate Resiliency (insurance, legal, financial, community planning & structural issues)
Soil Management/Disposal and Alternative Fill
How Do I Submit a Session Panel or Poster?
You may submit multiple ideas. Submission is done online by completing the form on the following pages:
Click here to learn about past NSCW events.
For more information, contact Rick Shoyer, the Theme Panel Chairman:
Rick Shoyer, LSRP
Senior Project Consultant