Phoenix Brownfields University
PBU Postponed Indefinitely
The general fund portion of the Brownfields Land Recycling program has been affected by recently announced city of Phoenix budget cuts. The limited funding that had been available to host the Phoenix Brownfields University (PBU) event has been eliminated. In previous years, sponsorship dollars, exhibitor fees, registration fees, and city funds combined to host the conference.
Phoenix Brownfields University (PBU) was created 1999 to educate the public, industry, and government agencies on all facets of brownfields redevelopment in a positive, affordable, and accessible setting. Brownfields redevelopment is sustainable development at its best – recycling land for the future.
PBU’s mission is to encourage quality brownfields redevelopment projects by providing a forum to exchange ideas and initiate transactions.
PBU’s College of Brownfields Redevelopment offers courses in four key areas: 1) General Studies. 2) Environmental Regulations & Technology, 3) Due Diligence, and 4) Economic Development.
PBU is held annually, typically in the spring. Each year’s schedule of classes changes to reflect relevant, current information. PBU is open to the public and is affordable with registrations fees at about $100. Scholarships are available for students and neighborhood representatives. PBU is held in the heart of downtown at the Phoenix Convention Center, a LEED certified green building. PBU is also an accredited real estate school offering continuing education credits.
The program includes speakers and experts in brownfields and sustainability from across the country and provides attendees the opportunity to mingle with experts. The intimate setting of the Exhibitor area allows for great networking and showcasing of services and products.