Reviving Buildings That Create Jobs – June 21, 2024 12:00pm ET

Empty industrial buildings can be transformed into economic engines. The world’s first business incubator was started in a recycled brownfield factory in 1959. Obsolete, old industrial, commercial, and institutional properties can be filled with businesses to create jobs for local people in a variety of ways. Join us to learn about practical concepts that have[…]

Exploring Strategies for Sustainable Redevelopment of Industrial Properties from the Corporate Perspective – April 19, 2024 12pm ET

Exploring Strategies for Sustainable Redevelopment of Industrial Properties from the Corporate Perspective 

(See recording below) Industrial property owners often face the challenge of having closed facilities and retired assets that are strong candidates for repurposing but are hindered by legacy contamination and other issues that complicate redevelopment. Establishing a strategic approach to managing, remediating, and ultimately finding new uses for these surplus properties can be difficult. This[…]

Introducing the New Redevelopment Trailblazers Webinar Series

Introducing the New Redevelopment Trailblazers Webinar Series

In keeping with the tradition of providing cutting-edge information about redevelopment trends, the Redevelopment Institute is reinaugurating the webinar series that started in 2006! Now called the Redevelopment Trailblazers Webinar Series, the program will continue to focus on best practices and innovative approaches across the redevelopment landscape. While America is constantly rebuilding its cities and[…]

The Power of Partnerships: Exploring ULI’s Homeless to Housed Initiative – Friday, February 23, 12-1 PM ET

Redevelopment Trailblazers Webinar Series  The Power of Partnerships: Exploring ULI's Homeless to Housed Initiative

In 2022, the Urban Land Institute (ULI) launched its Homeless to Housed (H2H) initiative through the release of its report “Homeless to Housed: The ULI Perspective.” The report, along with ULI’s growing H2H solutions library, showcases successful public-private-provider partnerships (P4s) and their vital role in delivering affordable housing for people experiencing homelessness. In this inaugural Redevelopment Trailblazers[…]

Episode 15 – Buildings that Create Jobs: Exploring Business Incubators w/ Tom Mancuso

Episode 15 – Buildings that Create Jobs: Exploring Business Incubators w/ Tom Mancuso

In this episode, Vita Nuova member Tom Mancuso discusses the key elements of taking a business incubator approach to creating local, long-lasting jobs for a community while recycling industrial and commercial properties. Based on decades of experience running the family business that pioneered this approach, Tom outlines the essential components of successful business incubators. He also emphasizes the versatility[…]

EPA’s Revitalization-Ready Guide Assists Communities with Brownfields Redevelopment Projects

EPA’s Revitalization-Ready Guide Assists Communities with Brownfields Redevelopment Projects

Vita Nuova provided significant support to EPA’s Land Revitalization program in developing its Revitalization-Ready Guide, which describes the process communities will go through to redevelop contaminated, idle, and underused properties (brownfield sites). Designed for local and county governments, tribes, quasi-governmental organizations, and non-governmental organizations, the guide outlines a five-step process to help communities identify revitalization[…]

Episode 1 – The Vision of the Redevelopment Institute w/ Michael B. Taylor

Redevelopment Institute

In our inaugural episode, Leslie Parrish interviews Michael B. Taylor, the founder of the Redevelopment Institute and Vita Nuova, LLC. Throughout this podcast, we’ll be discussing best practices in brownfields redevelopment and revitalization as we work together to overcome challenges and rebuild communities. Recorded November 29, 2021

Brad Carney, Esq.

Brad Carney, Esq.

View all content by Brad Carney, Esq. Brad Carney, Esq. is a partner at the firm of Maraziti Falcon, L.L.P., located in Short Hills, New Jersey, where he advises and represents public sector clients in the areas of qualified opportunity funds, redevelopment, resiliency, municipal, and construction law. Mr. Carney represents various municipalities in the negotiation[…]

Kathy Castagna

Kathy Castagna

Ms. Castagna had a 37-year career with the U.S. EPA, Region 1. She was an EPA certified Project Officer who managed a variety of brownfields projects throughout New England. She worked closely with communities who received EPA Brownfields Assessment, Cleanup or Revolving Loan Fund grants to ensure successful completion of these projects. She has experience[…]

Rebuilding America Webinar #1 – Taking the Long View: Rebuilding Communities is a Marathon Not a Sprint!

The ReGenesis Partnership in Spartanburg, SC, has worked to rebuild and revitalize the Arkwright community for the past 20 years. This effort has involved a multi-stakeholder partnership composed of representatives of Federal, State, and local government agencies; the private sector; academia; and community organizations. The partnership has utilized the Collaborative Problem-Solving Model, where the community[…]