The first annual Inland Northwest Brownfields Conference brings a network of public and private sector project proponents together for an open dialogue on brownfield redevelopment efforts and plans in Washington, Idaho, Oregon and Montana. This day and a half conference will focus on brownfield issues specific to Inland Northwest communities through workshops, interactive breakouts, and plenary sessions.
Keynote Speakers Announced:
The Regional Real Estate Market: A Developer's Perspective
Thursday, May 12
As an expert in his field, Jason unravels the mystery of what developers look for in a potential project and the realities of the current market. Hear the glimmers of hope and how the market is turning around. Right now Kendall Yards is transforming the river front in Spokane with new housing opportunities and proximity to the downtown. Learn how Greenstone approached this project and moved it forward in a depressed real estate market.
Yoram Bauman, PhD
Thursday, May 12
Dr. Yoram Bauman has appeared in TIME Magazine, on PBS and NPR, and on YouTube, where his videos have over 800,000 hits. Yoram lives in Seattle and appears regularly at the Comedy Underground as part of a political comedy benefit show called Non-Profit Comedy that has raised over $75,000 for local non-profits. He has a BA in mathematics from Reed College, a PhD in economics from the University of Washington, and spends his non-comedy hours teaching in the UW environmental studies program, researching the economics of climate change, and campaigning for environmental tax reform. In July 2011 he's heading to Beijing for 5 months as a visiting scholar at UIBE's Global Institute for Low Carbon Economy.
Visit the conference website http://conferences.wsu.edu/conferences/brownfields/default.aspx for more details on the speakers and programs.