Third International Conference on Prevention, Assessment, Rehabilitation and Development of Brownfie (BROWNFIELDS 2006)
|Event Date/Time: Jul 19, 2006||End Date/Time: Jul 21, 2006|
The meeting provides an international forum to discuss the problems facing the public and private sectors, the engineering and scientific communities, in terms of the decrease of available new land for development purposes. The conference will look at long term plans for the productive re-use of properties that have been abandoned or lie idle, in order to satisfy current needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own requirements.
Brownfields redevelopment is not solely an environmental issue as it requires the involvement of the financial, regulatory and community interests that make the whole process complicated. This is the reason why lending institutions, investors and real estate developers are cautious when dealing with brownfield redevelopment. However, these entities have become more tolerant of potential exposure as they become more knowledgeable of the risk involved.
Given the economic and social benefits of brownfields redevelopment, there is a need for guidance on a process of insuring the acceptability and therefore viability of such redevelopment. The preparation of the guidance requires further research as well as the sharing of information, lessons and experience among experts in this field.
The main goal of Brownfields 2006 is to bring together international information, experience and research in order to give the conference participants a greater knowledge and ability to help revitalize their communities.