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Webinar — How to build partnerships to help revitalize your brownfields

Learn from the City of Nanaimo's experience in reviving its downtown and waterfront

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

1–2:30 p.m. EDT

Session summary

Presented by FCM's Green Municipal Fund

Downtown waterfronts are at the heart of many Canadian communities. For many, waterfronts were once bustling engines of a past industrial economy; some now sit vacant — void of the productivity that once supported their communities. Often derelict and sometimes contaminated, these brownfield sites create barriers between citizens and their waterfronts — and there are often challenges for redeveloping these sites.

Join this webinar to find out how municipalities can work through partnerships to move beyond these barriers. Speakers will describe how partnerships have been central to efforts in the City of Nanaimo, BC, in reconnecting its shoreline and downtown communities. Since 2000, the city has collaborated with local businesses, property owners, the Snuneymuxw First Nation, the Government of Canada and the Province of BC. FCM's Green Municipal Fund has supported Nanaimo's brownfield redevelopment strategy to help guide this progress.

You'll learn:

  • How visioning and planning has set Nanaimo's course toward implementing successful brownfield redevelopment initiatives
  • How strong partnerships with stakeholders are vital to brownfield redevelopment
  • How the city set its risk tolerance in acquiring a contaminated site  

How much does it cost? FCM webinars are free of charge. 

Register for this webinar online. 


  • Bill Corsan, Manager, Real Estate — City of Nanaimo, BC
  • Darren Moss, Chair of Planning, Design & Development Committee — Downtown Nanaimo BIA, and Professional Engineer, Tectonica

Learn with your colleagues. Book a meeting room with a phone and an Internet connection and invite your colleagues to participate. Webinars are a great opportunity to discuss how the featured topics relate to your community.



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