On Tuesday, June 4th the Brownfield Coalition of the Northeast (BCONE) will be holding their 10th Annual Northeast Sustainable Communities Workshop at NJIT in Newark, NJ. The conference brings together experts and attendees to discuss the most current and state of the art approaches and strategies that you probably will not hear anywhere else. The NSCW's goal is to break new ground, offer new ideas and new concepts on the topics of sustainability, collaboration and leverage, contamination, 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. Continuing Education Credits (CECs) are available for this event that cover different disciplines.
This year’s theme is “Build”ing Sustainable Redevelopment: Getting in the Opportunity Zone”. We are fortunate to have Jason Bram of the Federal Reserve Bank as our Keynote Speaker, who will be giving an economic forecast on assessing trends in the regional economy. This is a very robust full-day event with panel sessions, poster sessions, Keynote Speaker, Awards, Scholarship Awards, and a special 10th Anniversary Reception Celebration – find out when in the Program Book.
Rick Shoyer, Chair of the event, has worked very hard on putting together this event and will be the Moderator of the panel session we are co-sponsoring titled “Emerging Contaminants & Brownfield Redevelopment: Is It Possible?” with Meaghan Colligan, Esq. Holland & Knight; Tom Ames, Horsham Land Redevelopment Authority; and Heather Boyd, Great American Insurance Group, Environmental Division. This presentation will discuss what PFAS are, the current standards, the litigation and transactional risks, what industries and properties may be affected, and how to mitigate risk, and learn from those in the trenches.
There will be 28 posters this year on a wide range of topics. Steve Kirschner will be presenting our poster on “Site Design Story of a Former Waterfront Chemical Plant”.
We hope you register and attend this informative CEC-accredited event with plenty of networking opportunities. If you go, remember to pick up one of our tote bags!
If you would like to learn more about this event, please contact:
Rick Shoyer, LSRP
Chair, BCONE NSCW 2019 – Member of Theme Panel, CEC, Sponsorship and Event Coordination Committees
Senior Project Consultant at Advanced GeoServices Corp.
Volunteer, BCONE NSCW 2019 – Member of Theme Panel, CEC, and Event Coordination Committees
Marketing Coordinator at Advanced GeoServices Corp.