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GLIN==> Northeast-Midwest Weekly Update -- 12 March 2001
- Subject: GLIN==> Northeast-Midwest Weekly Update -- 12 March 2001
- From: Glenn Starnes <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Fri, 09 Mar 2001 16:04:00 -0500
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H I G H L I G H T S
* Great Lakes Congressional Breakfast and Reception
* Infill Development
* Brownfields 101
* Smart Growth 101
* Decontaminating Sediments
GREAT LAKES CONGRESSIONAL BREAKFAST AND RECEPTION
The Northeast-Midwest Institute and Great Lakes
Thursday, March 15, will host the annual Great Lakes Congressional
Breakfast. The region's policymakers and opinion leaders will
discuss strategies for restoring the world's largest system of
freshwater. Featured speakers will be Senators Mike DeWine (R-OH)
Carl Levin (D-MI) and Reps. John Dingell (D-MI) and Steve
The breakfast will run from 8:00 am to 9:30 am
in room B-339 of
the Rayburn House Office Building. Following the breakfast --
10:00 am until noon in room 116 of the O'Neill House Office Building --
will be an issues briefing, at which experts will describe Great
Lakes water management and other environmental issues.
The Northeast-Midwest Institute on that Thursday
night will host
a reception for region-based Great Lakes advocates and Capitol Hill
staffers. That event will take place on the M/V Finished Business,
boat docked on the Potomac River, between 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm.
Joy Mulinex with the
Great Lakes Task Force (224-1211).
The Northeast-Midwest Institute this week will
for Successful Infill Development. Coauthored with the Congress
the New Urbanism, the 130-page book details proven strategies and
studies for the creative reuse of vacant or underused land in
towns, and suburbs. It is designed to help local officials,
and property owners, and other community members plan, design, and
finance successful infill.
Rather than simply increasing density,
incorporates an integrated mix of housing, commercial, and
recreational uses; accommodates cars without allowing highways and
parking lots to dominate the landscape; creates walkable
with attractive streetscaping; and links housing to schools,
parks, and job centers with sidewalks, greenways, and transit.
Copies of the report can be purchased by calling
Lockridge at 202/544-5200. The report will soon be available (in
Acrobat format) from the
smart growth section of the
Barbara Wells at the
Northeast-Midwest Institute (544-
The Northeast-Midwest Coalitions on Friday,
March 16, will host
an introductory briefing on brownfields -- property whose
redevelopment is complicated by real or perceived contamination --
legislative efforts to clean up and reuse those sites. Noting
recent actions of House and Senate committees on the subject, the
session responds to the requests of congressional staffers for an
introductory briefing explaining brownfield basics.
The "Brownfields 101" tutorial will
begin on March 16 at 2:00 pm
in room 385 of the Russell Senate Office Building.
Charlie Bartsch and
Bridget Dorfman at the
Midwest Institute (544-5200).
SMART GROWTH 101
The Senate Smart Growth Task Force, House
Task Force, and House Livable Communities Task Force on Thursday,
March 15, will host a "Smart Growth 101" legislative
session will offer basic information about smart growth, including
urban and rural economic development, transportation and
infrastructure, affordable housing/housing production, open
space/farmland protection, and green buildings. The March 15
will run from 12:00 noon until 2:00 pm in room 902 of the Hart
Office Building. Lunch will be provided.
CONTACT: RSVP to
so adequate lunches will be provided.
The Northeast-Midwest Coalitions on Monday, March 12, will host a
briefing on successful efforts to decontaminate sediments. Results
from experiments in New York/New Jersey Harbor have profound
implications for brownfields, Superfund sediment sites, as well as
navigational dredging in harbors and rivers throughout the country.
Speakers from Brookhaven National Laboratory, BASF Corporation,
and BioGenesis Enterprises will describe the demonstration project,
the technology's applications, and the remaining barriers to its
further implementation. The March 12 briefing will begin at 10:30 am
in room SC-6 of the U.S. Capitol.