Southern California Institute of Architecture
Los Angeles, CA
David Bergman is the principal of MR+E, a Los Angeles based consulting firm focused on economic analysis related to urban planning. Working with a broad variety of communities, Bergman has developed implementation strategies for public improvements and investments for community revitalization. He has provided services for some of California’s leading redevelopment agencies including the Centre City Redevelopment Corporation in San Diego, The Santa Ana Redevelopment Agency and the LA Community Redevelopment Agency.
Miami-Dade County Park and Recreation Department
Maria Nardi has extensive experience in urban design, landscape architecture, park planning, architecture, and preservation. She has received numerous awards for her park planning work, including the vision for the Miami-Dade County Park and Open Space Master Plan; and as Chief of Urban Design for the City of Miami where she initiated Miami 21, a rewrite of the City’s land development regulations from land use segregation to mixed use regulations to promote a walkable community.
Georgia Tech Research Institute
Kevin Caravati is a Senior Research Scientist at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), the applied research arm of Georgia Institute of Technology, where he directs the Redfields to Greenfields research. Caravati’s areas of research include application of innovative technologies land and water resource evaluations; applications for renewable energy systems; water supply and wastewater studies for sustainability and energy efficiency; and water resource investigations for rural watersheds in developing countries, among others.
City Parks Alliance
Catherine Nagel became Executive Director of City Parks Alliance in 2004. CPA is a nationwide urban parks advocacy organization. During this time, she has launched a federal advocacy campaign to increase funding for urban parks; developed community capacity programming through workshops and webinars; organized international urban parks conferences; and facilitated the Redfields to Greenfields project. For five years, she directed the partnership between CPA and the National Association for Olmsted Parks.
Sun, 9/30: 11:00 AM
- 12:30 PM
Phoenix Convention Center
PDH Credits: 1.5
The Red Fields to Green Fields goal is a funding strategy for acquiring underused commercial properties and converting them to parks, open space, or redevelopment. Representatives will discuss innovative financing approaches and new partnerships with land banks, financial institutions, and city agencies.
Understand the financial incentives that led commercial and residential real estate oversupply.
Understand the Red Fields to Green Fields research objectives.
Learn how research has led to pilot projects in several cities.
Remediation / Brownfields