The award winner will exemplify innovation in municipal brownfield initiatives including incentive programs, remediation, risk management and redevelopment of brownfield sites. Plans, programs and projects are eligible.

Examples of eligible initiatives include:

  • Brownfield redevelopment projects that demonstrate leadership in sustainability practices
  • Capital projects that demonstrate innovation in soil remediation or risk management
  • Capital projects that feature a creative interim use of a brownfield site, such as brightfield projects
  • Brownfield plans, strategies or programs that encourage redevelopment

Winners in each category are automatically eligible for FCM’s Inspire Award. Check out the 2018 Inspire Award winner, a bus orientation program that significantly improved transit ridership in the City of Kingston, ON.

Learn about our 2018 Brownfields winner, the City of Port Coquitlam, BC, who used innovative techniques to return a former sanitary lagoon to public use.

We will honour the winners at our Sustainable Communities Conference, Canada’s leading municipal sustainability event, taking place on October 20-22, 2020, in St. John's, NL. 

How to apply

Complete and submit the application form.

The deadline to submit an application for a 2020 Sustainable Communities Award is March 31, 2020.

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