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November 7, 20198:30 AM - 7:00 PM
National Grid
1 MetroTech Center
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States

Urban Redevelopment: Building Stronger Communities

Spotlighting community experiences, waterfront redevelopment/resilience, and innovative financing for equitable change.


Join the Center for Creative Land Recycling on November 7th in Brooklyn, NY for “Urban Redevelopment: Building Stronger Communities,” where we’ll build on the understanding that cities are best molded through redevelopment that benefits all. Community leaders will share what they have learned and achieved through their redevelopment projects, and delve into how the beneficial reuse of properties can support social justice, economic growth, climate resilience, and stronger communities.

Experts from the public and private sectors will discuss today’s leading topics including the recently enacted historic Climate bill, urban waterway development, and tailor-made strategies for financing your redevelopment project. The information and connections you’ll make will position you ahead of the curve in a rapidly evolving industry. Join us for a reception immediately following the conference at the Kimoto Lounge where you can partake in drinks and hors d’oeuvres and enjoy the sunset over Brooklyn’s breathtaking skyline.


Who should attend?

  • Community groups, local development corporations, Brownfield Opportunity Area stakeholders, environmental justice advocates
  • Environmental and land-use consultants, attorneys and other professionals
  • Planners, economic development specialists and grant writers
  • Developers, bankers and insurance companies
  • State and federal public agencies
  • Anyone who wants to learn what’s new, what’s next, and what’s possible in community revitalization


What will you learn?

This Conference will provide unparalleled access to information and experts to drive inclusive redevelopment for stronger communities. You’ll get big-picture trends in NYS legislation and policy, community success stories, and funding specifics. View the conference agenda to learn more!


Panels will include:

  • Climate and Communities: Understanding New Opportunities
  • Community-led Redevelopment for Jobs, Housing and Quality of Life
  • Report out: Waterfront Edge Design
  • Navigating Urban Waterway Development
  • Report Out: What’s new from the NYC Mayor’s Office of Environmental Remediation
  • Report Out: Opportunity Zones
  • Report Out: Program and Regulatory Updates from NYS DEC and NYS DOS
  • Funding the End Use Vision

Speakers will include:

  • Todd Kaminsky | Senator and Chair of the Environmental Conservation Committee | New York
  • Eddie Bautista | NYC Environmental Justice Alliance
  • Michelle de la Uz | Fifth Avenue Committee
  • Wilson Kimball | City of Yonkers, Department of Planning and Development
  • Adam Lubinsky | WXY Studio
  • Stephen Grillo | Staten Island Economic Development Corporation
  • Mark McIntyre | NYC Mayor’s Office of Environmental Remediation
  • Jane O’Connell | NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Michael Marrella | NYC Department of Planning
  • Thomas Mitchell | Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)
  • Representatives from the Waterfront Alliance, NYS Department of State, Langan, Bousquet Holstein.
  • And More!

RECEPTION  5pm-7pm – Kimoto Lounge at the Sheraton Hotel -216 Duffield St, Brooklyn.  Reception Host: Langan.

View a gorgeous Fall sunset over Brooklyn’s breathtaking skyline while networking and connecting with colleagues that span the full spectrum of redevelopment professionals.

Directions and Logistics:

Leaving the National Grid main entrance turn left on Jay Street. At the end of the block, turn left on Willoughby Street. Stay on Willoughby Street for three blocks and then turn right on Duffield Street. The Kimoto Lounge will be on the right and is part of the Sheraton Brooklyn New York Hotel. The Kimoto Lounge is on the 24th (top) floor and is a public space so you do not need to check in at the front desk to take the elevator up. A concierge will greet you and point you in the direction of the reception area. View map: https://www.cclr.org/Map_to_Kimoto

Lines nearby include the A, C, F, and R on Willoughby Street and the 2 and 3 at the corner of Fulton and Hoyt. The 4 and 5 also service Borough Hall on Joralemon Street.

Area parking garages include: SP+ Parking, Icon Parking, Bridge Street Parking, and Brooklyn Parking LLC.



Don’t miss this opportunity to support CCLR and this Summit and gain visibility for your services and values for healthy communities. For more information contact [email protected].

Thank you to our sponsors: Langan, Knauf Shaw, Bouquet Holstein, Harris Beach, GZA , GEI Consultants, Clean Earth, WXY Studio, Tenen Environmental, Wood PLC, Laurel Environmental Associates, Actio Corporate Asset Advisors


Scholarship Instructions

We have raised scholarship funds to support non-profits or public entities that need to have the registration fee fully or partially waived in order to attend on a first-come first-served basis. Please fill out this form  and contact Claire Weston at [email protected] with any questions.


Thank you to our partners:

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, NYS Department of State,  NYC Brownfield Partnership, Brownfield Coalition of the Northeast (BCONE), NYC Mayor’s Office of Environmental Remediation.


Conference admission includes the full day of programming, light breakfast, lunch and a networking reception.