Carnegie Mellon University


         Pennsylvania's 5th Annual 'Putting the Deal Together' Conference

         Scheduled for September 15 and 16, 2009 in Harrisburg, PA.  Download brochure.

         Highlights from the 2009 Business of Brownfields Conference - click here.
        Sponsored by the Engineers Society of Western Pennsylvania
         Highlights from the 2008 Conference:

More than 250 registered attendees participated in the 1.5 day conference, which was held at Pittsburgh’s David Lawrence Convention Center from April 17-18. The technical program that featured 24 different technical sessions, plus 2 keynote sessions that brought important Federal, State and County perspective of Brownfields redevelopment to the audience. Presentations from the 2008 conference can be obtained by clicking on this link.

If you would like to become more involved in the planning of the "Business of Brownfields" conference, or have any suggestions for improvements, please contact the ESWP offices by clicking on this link.


Past Events 

Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference

Pittsburgh, PA
September 24 & 25, 2007

Reclaiming Vacant Properties: Strategies for Rebuilding America’s Neighborhoods, sponsored by the National Vacant Properties Campaign, will be the first national conference focusing on helping realize the potential of vacant properties as community assets – highlighting strategies to ensure they benefit the residents, communities, and cities around them.

This two-day conference will bring together practitioners, policymakers, and concerned citizens from throughout the country to share model practices and problem solve. Don’t miss this opportunity to design new strategies to prevent and revitalize vacant properties, which will consequently improve public safety and health, and spur economic growth.  There will be over 30 different seminars to choose from, including mobile workshops that highlight many of Pittsburgh's most dynamic neighborhoods and initiatives.

Open to anybody committed to sharing and learning from experiences that make America’s neighborhoods stronger and healthier, including: community development professionals, public officials, civic leaders, local and state governmental staff, citizen activists, crime and safety professionals, the financial community, real estate professionals, academics, developers, planners, and others.

Reclaiming Vacant Properties