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Seeing is believing — sustainability champions talk about how their brownfields projects have helped make their communities greener.

  • 2016 FCM Sustainable Communities Awards — Brownfields Program

    2016 FCM Sustainable Communities Awards — Brownfields Program

    With the aim of cleaning up former refuelling sites and revitalizing communities, the City of Edmonton's Brownfield Redevelopment Grant Program offers a generous selection of grants for all stages of brownfield remediation, including environmental performance incentives. Supported by FCM's Green Municipal Fund.
  • 2016 FCM Sustainable Communities Awards — Brownfields Project

    2016 FCM Sustainable Communities Awards — Brownfields Project

    The Region of Waterloo and its partners helped transform an industrial brownfield site in the City of Kitchener's downtown into showcase offices, attracting tenants such as Google and reviving a central neighbourhood. 
  • Webinar — The Winners' Circle: Lessons from award-winning brownfield projects

    Webinar — The Winners' Circle: Lessons from award-winning brownfield projects

    The final session in FCM's "Winners' Circle" series, this webinar features presentations on two 2015 Sustainable Communities Award-winning initiatives in the brownfields category.
  • 2015 Brownfields Plan

    2015 Brownfields Plan

    In the City of Langley, BC, a new Brownfield Redevelopment Strategy has delivered $192 million in new construction and 850 new jobs.
  • 2015 Brownfields Project

    2015 Brownfields Project

    In a departure from the conventional "dig and dump" approach to contaminated soil, the City of Kingston, ON, chose an innovative underground filtering and cleaning technology to stop the flow of groundwater contaminants from Emma Martin Park into the Cataraqui River.
  • 2014 Brownfields

    2014 Brownfields

    To celebrate its first 100 years, the Town of Smithers chose a project that will improve its environment, economy and social life for the next 100 years.
  • Brownfield Revitalization through Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships

    Brownfield Revitalization through Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships

    Development is always risky business, and development of a brownfield site is even riskier.
  • Webinar:  Liability or Opportunity? Strengthening Local Economies Through Brownfield Redevelopment

    Webinar: Liability or Opportunity? Strengthening Local Economies Through Brownfield Redevelopment

    The benefits of brownfield redevelopment go well beyond improvements to soil and water quality.
  • Prioritizing Sustainability in the Prairies

    Prioritizing Sustainability in the Prairies

    Councillor Jenny Gerbasi highlights brownfields, transit and waste management as priorities on Winnipeg's sustainability agenda.
  • Charlottetown's Key to Success

    Charlottetown's Key to Success

    Susan Fraser, manager of parks and recreation, attributes the city's success in sustainability to community and stakeholder engagement.
  • 2013 Brownfields Plans

    2013 Brownfields Plans

    The City of Greater Sudbury aims to stimulate brownfield redevelopment with its first brownfield strategy and community improvement plan, Reclaiming Our Urban Places.
  • 2013 Brownfields Projects

    2013 Brownfields Projects

    The City of Kingston planted hybrid poplars in the former landfill site of Belle Park to reduce leachate seepage into the river.
  • Webinar: You can’t manage what you can’t measure

    Webinar: You can’t manage what you can’t measure

    This webinar provides an overview of some considerations, approaches and practices in accessing and using data in the development of GHG inventories.
  • Webinar: Integrated Brownfield Projects ― Sustainable Beyond Remediation

    Webinar: Integrated Brownfield Projects ― Sustainable Beyond Remediation

    This webinar will showcase two Canadian brownfield redevelopment projects that integrate energy and water efficiency, waste management, sustainable transportation and community amenities.
  • Workshop: Vibrant Communities Start with Green ― Canada’s Leading Brownfield Projects and Sustainable Infrastructure

    Workshop: Vibrant Communities Start with Green ― Canada’s Leading Brownfield Projects and Sustainable Infrastructure

    In today's world of government austerity and scarce resources, municipalities must now more than ever make sound, long-term infrastructure investments that protect the environment, improve quality of life, and are good for the bottom line.
  • Webinar: Sustainable Approaches to Brownfield Remediation and Redevelopment

    Webinar: Sustainable Approaches to Brownfield Remediation and Redevelopment

    Take a systems approach to your remediation and redevelopment processes and reap the environmental, economic and social benefits (Part 2 of the Brownfield Bootcamp webinar series).
  • Perth Turns Brown into Green

    Perth Turns Brown into Green

    Planning Director Eric Cousens talks about the town's green approach to redeveloping a valuable brownfield site.
  • 2012 Brownfields

    2012 Brownfields

    In just three years, Westminster Pier Park has been transformed from a contaminated brownfield into a sparkling waterfront jewel that will stimulate tourism and revitalize downtown New Westminster.
  • Webinar: Brownfield Plans — Sowing the Seeds of Redevelopment

    Webinar: Brownfield Plans — Sowing the Seeds of Redevelopment

    Find out how brownfield plans, community improvement plans and downtown revitalization plans are helping Canadian municipalities bring their derelict lots back into productive use (Part 1 of the Brownfield Bootcamp webinar series).
  • Webinar: Brownfields remediation in Quebec

    Webinar: Brownfields remediation in Quebec

    (Available in original language) Municipalities can remediate their abandoned industrial sites and make better use of these prime locations. Learn about two successful brownfield remediation and remediation projects in Trois-Rivières, Quebec.
  • 2011 Brownfields

    2011 Brownfields

    About eight years ago, when the Town of the Blue Mountains found itself with too little space to meet its administrative needs, Council examined its options and made a bold choice: to build a new town hall on a brownfield site.
  • Webinar: Growing the Green Economy

    Webinar: Growing the Green Economy

    Almost every municipality in Canada is home to a brownfield site. Find out how these hallmarks of a community's industrial heritage can lay the groundwork for future growth and development.
  • 2010 Brownfields

    2010 Brownfields

    An excellent example of early 20th century industrial architecture, the Wychwood Car Barns site in midtown Toronto was used for many years by the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) to repair and maintain its streetcar fleet.
  • Webinar: Opportunities for Community Revitalization in Québec

    Webinar: Opportunities for Community Revitalization in Québec

    Quebec has one of the best provincial brownfield strategies and some of the most successful municipal brownfield redevelopment projects in the country. Learn about the challenges and how they were overcome.
  • 2009 Brownfields

    2009 Brownfields

    The Dockside Green development has served as a demonstration model for many innovative measures and has influenced Victoria's future land-use policies.
  • Canadian Brownfields

    Canadian Brownfields

    This webinar offered a sneak peek at the 2008 Canadian Brownfields Conference. Be inspired by the experience and enthusiasm of two of the conference's guest speakers.
  • Webinar: Set your Sites on Creative Communities

    Webinar: Set your Sites on Creative Communities

    Are you looking for new ways to transform abandoned, contaminated sites into economic development opportunities? Learn how to unlock the potential of these sites and revitalize neighbourhoods in decline.
  • Webinar: Brownfield Remediation in Canada

    Webinar: Brownfield Remediation in Canada

    Remediating brownfield sites is revitalizing cities and communities across Canada. Find out why municipal governments should know about the contaminated sites in their communities and be prepared to take action.
Page Updated: 16/07/2013