In 1996, a cross-section of stakeholders came together in Pittsburgh for the very first federally co-sponsored National Brownfields Training ConferenceTerra-Petra’s environmental project team took part as an exhibitor at this 18th annual event, December 10-13, 2019, at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Cosponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), the National Brownfields Training Conference is the largest gathering of stakeholders focused on cleaning up and reusing formerly utilized commercial and industrial properties.

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The heart of Brownfields 2019 is a dynamic educational program of speakers, discussions, mobile workshops, films and other learning formats that are calibrated to provide case study examples, program updates, and useful strategies for meeting brownfield challenges head-on.

Featuring dozens of educational sessions and mobile workshops including many showcasing the City of Angels and the redevelopment in the surrounding region, the exceptional training offered by the conference has something for both beginners and seasoned professionals.

The conference is also a premier stop for the private sector with a vibrant exhibit hall and other transactional activities that are catered towards companies doing the business of brownfields cleanup and redevelopment. The exhibit hall featured federal agencies, engineering firms, and environmental cleanup companies (i.e. Terra-Petra), as well as legal and financial expertise, nonprofits, and other types of organizations.