Leadership in Brownfield Renewal Program
The Leadership in Brownfield Renewal (LiBRe) program is a network of Canadian municipalities that are committed to bringing their brownfield sites back into productive use. Offered through the Federation of Canadian Municipalities' (FCM) Green Municipal Fund, the program helps communities build capacity to facilitate brownfield redevelopment. Municipalities that join LiBRe benefit from peer learning activities, networking opportunities and knowledge resources.
How the program works
LiBRe members engage in online learning activities with their peers and other brownfield experts, and participate in annual face-to-face workshops. They share materials developed through a guided, collaborative learning process and report their progress to GMF. Knowledge is shared within the LiBRe network and among other municipalities through FCM's channels.
LiBRe is designed for municipalities at various stages of pursuing brownfield redevelopment: from those ready to start taking action, to those with experience in revitalizing underused sites.
We are no longer accepting applications to the LiBRe program, but we encourage you to consult the program resources featured below.
Read our seven-part guidebook series on best practices in brownfield redevelopment to enhance your municipality's brownfield programs.
Discover brownfield redevelopment initiatives and advancements in Canadian municipalities made during the Leadership in Brownfield Renewal program's inaugural year.
Read this document for a detailed description of best practices for becoming a municipal leader in brownfield renewal.
Check out these success stories to see how local governments can play a key role in returning a brownfield site to productive use.