The Community Builders Webinar Series showcases the stories of people in the business of building stronger communities. We feature developers, planners, and community leaders who are at work creating complete neighborhoods, growing diverse economies, and protecting natural assets.
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Leveraging Brownfields Assistance for Successful Redevelopment
- Jesse Silverstein, Development Research Partners
- Jennifer Hill, Sonoran Institute
- Amy Johnson, Kit Carson Rural Development
When: Wednesday, May 27, noon-1PM Mountain Daylight Time
Does your community have a gas station that is no longer in service? An abandoned industrial building? What about buildings that may have asbestos or other contamination? Any of these are examples of brownfields. Left alone, brownfields are detriments to the landscape and environment, negatively affecting property values and deterring investment in nearby areas. Although challenging to finance due to cleanup costs, the redevelopment of brownfields can increase the tax base and property values, create jobs, and spur local investment.
Whether you are unsure of what a brownfield is, or you are well-versed in state and EPA brownfields programs, this webinar will help you learn about leveraging brownfields assistance. We will learn about what brownfields are, where you can go for assistance in your community, and how the redevelopment of brownfields can improve the local economy.
Eligible for 1 AICP CM credit, pending approval by the American Planning Association
Finding the Money: Possible Outcomes of the Upcoming Battle Over Federal Funding for Surface Transportation
Featuring: Jim Charlier, AICP, President, Charlier Associates
When: Wedesday, June 10, noon-1PM, Mountain Daylight Time
Authorizations, appropriations, continuing resolutions, emergency extensions: what’s going on with our federal surface transportation program? Join us for the next webinar in our transportation series. Our host, Jim Charlier, will summarize the status of this important legislation and describe what it means for state and local grants and funding levels over the next year or so. He will also take a longer-term look at new directions in federal surface transportation funding, including the potential for mileage-based fees, recent developments in the federal approach to borrowing and tolls, and the issues and opportunities associated with PPP (public-private partnership) techniques. Finally, Jim will outline suggested local government strategies for winning discretionary grants. Join us for a timely discussion of this important subject.
- Diagnosing Success: Why Some Outdoor Pedestrian Malls Succeed and Others Fail Jim Charlier, President of Charlier Associates
- Building Better Cities: The Ogden Story Matthew Godfrey, former Mayor of Ogden Utah and CEO of Better City
- Creative Approaches to Economic Development a panel discussion with Lucian Hand, Altos Photonics; Noreen Humes, Missoula Downtown Partnership; Nathan Lindquist, City of Rifle, Colorado; and Marianne Virgili, Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association
- Urban Renewal as a Catalyst for Private Investment Chris Naumann, Downtown Bozeman Partnership
- Place Value – A Fresh Approach to Economic Development in the West Clark Anderson and Alison Berry, Sonoran Institute
- Building Innovation – Economic Policy and Environmental Implications Randy Hafer, High Plains Architects
- Healthy Design Makes a Difference Cathy Costakis, MSU & MT Department of Health & Human Services
- Housing in the West: Addressing Market Realities John Koval, Coburn Development
- Under the Influence: How Policy Tilts the Land Use and Development Market John Lavey, Jim Bacon, and Mark Runkle
- Reconsidering the curve: A Small Town Rightsizing Story Aaron Qualls, Sandpoint, Idaho
- RESTORE: Commercial and Mixed-Use Development Trends in the Rocky Mountain West Jillian Sutherland, Sonoran Institute; and Nick Kujawa, Kujawa Developments
- Missoula’s Old Sawmill District Ed & Leslie Wetherbee, Old Sawmill District
- Small Town Comeback Jesse Silverstein, Development Research Partners
- Community Preference Joe Molinaro, National Association of Realtors; and Joe Goode, American Strategies
- Strong Towns Chuck Marohn, Strong Towns
- Directions in Federal, State, and Local Transportation Funding Jim Charlier, Charlier Associates
- When Main Street is a State Highway Jim Charlier & Vickie Jacobsen, Charlier Associates
- Downtown Starts Here Lisa Harmon, Downtown Billings Alliance
- Strategic Parking Management Jim Charlier & Vickie Jacobsen, Charlier Associates
- Sustainable Communities for All Andrea Davis, Executive Director, Homeword
- Transportation Performance Measures Jim Charlier, AICP, President of Charlier Associates
- Not Your Father’s Transportation System: How Energy and Economics are Reshaping Transportation Priorities Jim Charlier, AICP, President of Charlier Associates
- RESET: Assessing Future Housing Markets in the Rocky Mountain West Clark Anderson, Western Colorado Program Director, Sonoran Institute; and Andy Knudtsen, Principal, Economic and Planning Systems
- Building a Walkable Place: A Developer’s Framework for Getting it Done Jed Selby, Co-founder and President of South Main Company, Buena Vista, Colorado
- About Town with Joe Minicozzi Joe Minicozzi, AICP, Urban-3 LLC, Asheville, North Carolina