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Brownfields 2023 First-Timers Webinar

Thursday, July 27th, 2023 | 4:00pm ET

Will this be your first time going to a brownfields conference? Join us for a webinar on July 27th where we will discuss how to make the most of your time in Detroit.

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CCLR's National Leadership Breakfast:

Lifetime Achievement Awardees Announced! 

Thursday, August 10, 2023 | 7:00am - 8:45am

Huntington Place | Room 250 A/B/C


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The Center for Creative Land Recycling (CCLR) is honored to host its third National Leadership Breakfast at an EPA Brownfields Conference and nationally recognize industry leaders in innovation and excellence. The Leadership Breakfast will take place on Thursday, August 10 from 7:00am - 8:45am at Huntington Place and includes a full buffet breakfast, industry updates, and a panel on the energy transition of brownfields. 


This year, three awardees were selected for Lifetime Achievement awards in Redevelopment, Public Service, and Thought Leadership. Check out each of the awardees below and register today to reserve your spot! 



Lifetime Achievement in Redevelopment: Kofi Bonner 

Chief Executive Officer | Bedrock Detroit

Introduced by: Ignacio Dayrit


Lifetime Achievement in Public Service: Jim Tischler

Development Director | Michigan State Land Bank Authority - Award accepted by Ms. Michelle Aniol | Community Development Director for the City of Dexter, Michigan

Introduced by: Shannon Morgan 


Lifetime Achievement in Thought Leadership: Barry Hersh

Clinical Professor | Schack Institute of Real Estate, New York University

Introduced by: Michael Taylor

Bonus event! Don't miss Brownfield Karaoke at the KSU/CCLR Social on Wednesday, August 9th, from 7pm-9pm at the Tin Roof Detroit. Free drinks included!

Support the event by becoming a sponsor so everyone can enjoy free drinks, food, and tickets to the Detroit Tigers game at Comerica Park.

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Brownfields 2023 Opening Plenary:

Julie Bargmann and Philip Kafka

Join us on Tuesday, August 8th at 4:30pm for the Brownfields 2023 EPA Opening Plenary, headlined by Julie Bargmann of D.I.R.T. Studio and Philip Kafka of Price Concepts.

Julie Bargmann is internationally recognized as an innovative designer in building regenerative landscapes. She founded D.I.R.T. studio in 1992 to research, design and build projects with passion and rigor. Born and bred surrounded by refineries and factories, Julie is a straight-talker, not afraid to provoke but doing so to tease out what matters most about places.

Philip Kafka is president of Prince Concepts, which owns and is activating approximately 750,000 square feet of real estate — all contiguous — in downtown Detroit. Prince Concepts acquires property, and — when appropriate — designs programming around the people and properties discovered along the way. Projects include managing the design and development of Takoi restaurant on Michigan Avenue, and the development of True North apartments.

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Keynote Presentation to feature Josh Linkner

Josh Linkner is a New York Times bestselling author, serial entrepreneur, venture capital investor, professional jazz guitarist, and a globally-recognized innovation expert.

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Announcing the Brownfields 2023 Community Reception!

Detroit Princess Riverboat

We are excited to announce that the 2023 Community Reception will be held on board the Detroit Princess Riverboat! Get ready for great music, food, and fun at an unforgettable venue.

The Community Reception will be held Thursday, August 10th, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Tickets are $30 and includes admission, food, and a complimentary drink ticket. The Detroit Princess docks adjacent to Huntington Place.

Click here to Learn More and Sign up for the Community Reception

We look forward to seeing you there!

The Brownfields 2023 Community Reception is Sponsored By:

Brownfields University:

Free Training Workshops at Brownfields 2023

Brownfields University returns as our foundational pre-conference training program for Brownfields 2023. It will provide a curriculum of core brownfield concepts and practices to prepare attendees for the full educational program content.

This year's courses include Are You “Revitalization-Ready”?, where participants will learn how to position a property for reuse and prepare a brownfields investment package to attract public and private investment,

Big Maps, Big Ideas, Big Impact, in which attendees will learn to utilize Storymaps and other tools to achieve a variety of community objectives, Brownfields 101 and Brownfields 201 courses, and more!

Brownfields University provides valuable hands-on learning and engagement for emerging brownfield practitioners and seasoned professionals alike. Attendees will be better prepared to select educational sessions to attend, and better prepared to engage presenters and exhibitors with freshly informed understanding of subjects covered throughout the conference.

Brownfields University does not require an additional fee, but pre-registration is required.

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Brownfields in Detroit | Storymap

Detroit is hosting the  2023 National Brownfields Training Conference!  EPA is excited to highlight redevelopments in Southeast Michigan that have benefited from EPA funding. Some notable sites included in this StoryMap will be the subject of educational sessions and mobile workshops at the conference. We hope to see you in Detroit!

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Register for Brownfields 2023!

Have you saved the date for Brownfields 2023? Because you won’t want to miss the largest gathering focused on brownfields cleanup and redevelopment landing in Detroit from August 8-11, 2023.

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Environmental Justice Caucus

Sign up now for the 2023 Environmental Justice Caucus! The EJ Caucus is a locally driven event where people and organizations involved in Environmental Justice convene, share ideas, build relationships, and communicate directly with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

This year’s Environmental Justice Caucus for Brownfields 2023 in Detroit, Michigan is being held:

Monday, August 7, 2023, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Huntington Place, Portside Ballroom, Room 260

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Sponsoring and Exhibiting at Brownfields 2023

Interested in being a sponsor or exhibitor at Brownfields 2023? Let us know by filling out our interest form and a member of the Brownfields 2023 team will be in touch.

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We look forward to seeing you in Detroit!

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