Plan Your Brownfields 2023 Sessions

Brownfields 2023 is coming up quickly (August 8–11, Detroit, MI), and its exciting educational program has been announced! Don’t miss your chance to register and take in the following sessions with members of Vita Nuova and the Redevelopment Institute. Please visit the conference website for the most up-to-date information. Are You Revitalization Ready? (August 8)[…]

Show Me How: Brownfields Redevelopment in Economically Distressed Areas

As part of USEPA’s Re-Development Academy, part 3 of the 3-part webinar series focused on successful brownfield redevelopments in economically distressed areas. Each site story explained site conditions prior to redevelopment; the tools and approaches used to identify opportunities and constraints and reposition the property; market activities and how buyers were identified; and the deal[…]

Risky Business: Overcoming Challenges to Attracting Investment at Brownfield Sites

As part of USEPA’s Re-Development Academy, part 2 of the 3-part webinar series discussed addressing risks upfront when preparing to attract investment at brownfield sites. Redevelopment of brownfields in economically distressed areas can present additional risks or constraints that are unique to the environmental and financial concerns of a project. These risks, whether they be[…]

Removing the Barriers: Repositioning Brownfields Sites for Success

  As part of USEPA’s Re-Development Academy, part 1 of the 3-part webinar series discusses how repositioning can make the difference between redevelopments that succeed and those that fail—and it’s more than just marketing. Repositioning is a term used in the real-estate world to describe actions that prepare a site for reuse or redevelopment. This[…]

Brownfield Redevelopment in Action: Toledo, Ohio

Toledo is an Ohio town known for auto manufacturing, including renowned products such as the U.S. military Jeep. In 2015, Jeep announced that there would no longer be a need for Toledo’s South manufacturing plant, and the area was subsequently deemed a brownfield. With this designation, the site became part of the U.S. EPA’s Brownfields[…]

Redevelopment Series: Strategies for Building Demand in Tough Markets

Redevelopment Series: Strategies for Building Demand in Tough Markets

This webinar focuses on creative approaches to attracting development in places like Gary Indiana, Toledo Ohio, and the South Bronx, NY. Tough markets remain across the United States, From small and mid size cities to struggling neighborhoods in our largest metropolitan areas, traditional real estate market techniques don’t work. This webinar focuses on creative approaches[…]

Michael Taylor

Michael Taylor is chairman of the Redevelopment Institute.  Recognized in 2019 with a “lifetime achievement  award in thought leadership in brownfields”, Michael is a leading strategist in implementing redevelopments at brownfields and superfund sites. Mr. Taylor regularly serves as project manager, facilitator and key strategist working with stakeholders to sustainably redevelop projects across the country.[…]

Redevelopment Institute Board Member Receives Lifetime Achievement Award for Brownfields Work

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Redevelopment Institute Advisory Board member and Vita Nuova president Michael Taylor was awarded a lifetime achievement award for excellence in thought leadership at the December National Brownfields Training Conference. The Center for Creative Land Recycling (CCLR), which honored Taylor and two other brownfield redevelopment practitioners, noted that awardees are “problem solvers and innovators…whose work is[…]