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Building Sustainable Communities Event
Revitalizing Your City

Thursday, May 02, 2013, 7:30 am - 1:00 pm
Tulsa, OK     Register Now Online or - Download the PDF Register Now  

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Tulsa is the second-largest city in Oklahoma and is considered the cultural and arts center of Oklahoma. The City of Tulsa’s vision for its Sustainability Plan is a plan that directs its growth in a manner that minimizes waste, minimizes consumption, reduces dependence on foreign oil, optimizes existing systems and programs, and maximizes the City’s opportunities for sustainable economic development. This half day workshop will explore the opportunities and issues in addressing this complex set of objectives from many different angles and provide practical solutions for creating sustainable communities. The instructors will exchange ideas, share experience, and show case studies of cities that have transitioned to meet the challenges of the future and remain vibrant.

Who Should Attend?

  • Elected Officials from state and local government
  • Professionals from cities and state agencies involved with finance, urban planning, economic development, sustainability
  • Professionals (architects, engineers, lawyers planners, environmental consultants, insurance, etc)
  • Real Estate Developers
  • Community Leaders responsible for Sustainable Growth

Sustainable Communities Workshop Goals:

  • Encourage properties to be cleaned up and sustainably developed
  • Improve communications – teach practitioners how to be more conversant in “green,” brownfield redevelopment and sustainable terminology, techniques and processes.
  • Connect land and air programs to promote sustainability
  • Learn green terminology
  • Learn best practices, available tools, key concepts and approaches to incorporate green building practices on brownfield sites
  • Learn strategies to rebuild your cities today
  • Learn approaches to make cost benefit decisions and what green initiatives that give you the best return on your investment
  • Learn about available federal, state, and local incentives to finance urban redevelopment and sustainable initiatives

Instructors

We have created a team of professionals that instruct each workshop. The team varies for each location to provide you with information that is specific to the state and city in which the workshop is offered. The Team consists of a local team of experts from the EPA, State and local government and a national expert. The Team has expertise in finance, real estate development, sustainability, brownfield redevelopment and federal, state and local government programs. Although the team varies for each location to provide you with information that is specific to the state and city in which the workshop is offered, the core members consists of experts from the US EPA, State and local government and a national expert. Instructors has expertise in finance, real estate development, sustainability, brownfield redevelopment and federal, state and local government programs.


Cost: Complimentary for NBA Members
Complimentary for non-members

This fee is complimentary for this event and includes admission course material, continental breakfast and post-course access to the NBA web site with references and government funding sources.

For more information, please contact us at 312-804-1617

This workshop was developed using funds provided by the U.S. EPA.