Business Oregon
Northwest Environmental Business Council


State of Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Oregon Brownfields &
Infrastructure Summit

The State’s Largest and Most Comprehensive Brownfields & Infrastructure event!

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September 12-14, 2021

7:30 am PST – 5:30 pm PST each day
An NEBC Virtual Event

Uniting two chief economic drivers in the state, the Oregon Brownfields & Infrastructure Summit brings together those working to make contaminated properties economically viable for reuse and demonstrate the interconnectedness of basic infrastructure with community and economic development.

Presented jointly by Business Oregon and the Northwest Environmental Business Council, this unique educational event connects property owners, developers, community leaders, regulators, financiers and service providers to share the latest knowledge and best practices, develop business, and foster partnerships.

Agenda Highlights

Improving Oregon’s Critical Infrastructure

 A facilitated discussion with interactive breakout groups.

Brownfields Virtual Tours

See what’s happening at OSU Cascades & The Dalles.

 Opportunities with Oregon Public Ports

Modern drivers of regional economies!

A Conversation Around Fire Recovery

What’s happening and next steps.

Financing for Infrastructure Projects

The array of private and public financing options.

Brownfields 101 Workshop

A practical and interactive pre-summit workshop.

Brownfields 101 Worshop

Thursday, October 1, 2020
9:00 am PST – 12:00 pm PST

Recycling abandoned and under-utilized properties requires knowledge and skills to manage a variety of issues.

The Brownfield 101 Workshop is a practical and interactive workshop that provides brownfield project managers with the tools, techniques, and resources required to move projects forward. Where does the money come from? How much do you need and when? What are the environmental regulations, and how does that work with the planning process? How do I work with a developer? A multi-disciplinary team of expert practitioners will guide workshop participants through the regulatory, funding and financing, planning, and development framework for dealing with brownfields in Oregon. The workshop culminates in an interactive activity (or case study) that realistically illustrates potential project outcomes and involves participants in employing their new skills in a real case study.

This is a chance to spend time with experts in brownfields redevelopment. Come learn from those who have “been there, done that,” and are willing to share their knowledge and experience to help others follow in their footsteps.

Curriculum Will Cover:

Regulatory and Legal Framework, Environmental Site Assessments and Cleanup Financial Resources, Planning, Economic and Market Forces, The Redevelopment Process and a Case Study.

Who Should Attend?

  • Project Managers (public, private, and nonprofit)
  • City Planners
  • Redevelopment Managers
  • Environmental Attorneys
  • Practitioners engaged in the acquisition, funding, and development of properties

Conference Agenda

The educational sessions cover basic and advanced brownfields and infrastructure topics, including:

  • A Discussion: PFAs and other Emerging Contaminants of Concern

  • Working with Attorneys: Understanding the Legal Perspective

  • Cleanup 201: Making Use of Institutional and Engineering Control

  • Financing the Future of Water Quality

  • Financing Your Project

  • Broadband – Telework-Health-Education

  • Asset Management: Why It Matters and How To Do It

  • Get Ready Oregon – Climate Change Adaptation Framework

  • Building Capacity through Community Engagement

  • and many more…
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