Successful, Sustainable Brownfield Redevelopment Projects Webinar
Recorded On: 01/24/2023
Social, economic and environmental sustainability are now key considerations for most brownfield redevelopment projects backed by public-private partnerships. In this webinar, hear from the author of “Sustainable Brownfield Redevelopment,” a research report from the NAIOP Research Foundation. Christopher De Sousa, Ph.D., MCIP, RPP, professor at the School of Urban and Regional Planning at Toronto Metropolitan University, has studied more than two dozen brownfield redevelopment projects across the U.S. and will share lessons learned from these projects offer developers guidance on how they can partner with the public and nonprofit sectors to explore, realize and advance a more sustainable future.
Christopher De Sousa, Ph.D., MCIP, RPP, Professor, School of Urban and Regional Planning, Toronto Metropolitan University
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Christopher De Sousa, Ph.D., MCIP, RPP
Professor, School of Urban and Regional Planning
Toronto Metropolitan University
- Christopher De Sousa, Ph.D., MCIP, RPP, is a Professor and Associate Director in the School of Urban and Regional Planning at Toronto Metropolitan University and was previously at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He received his BA, M. Sc. Pl., and his Ph. D., all from the University of Toronto. He is a Registered Professional Planner and a member of the Ontario Professional Planners Institute and the Canadian Institute of Planners.
- Professor De Sousa’s research activities focus on brownfield redevelopment, urban environmental management, and sustainability in the United States and Canada. His research has been funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, MITACS, US EPA, USDA Forest Service, National Academies (HUD Urban Scholars Postdoctoral Fellowship), US Trade and Development Agency, Consul General of Canada, UW-Milwaukee, and private foundations. He is the author of numerous journal articles, technical publications, and two books, including a recent book entitled Sustainable Brownfields Development: Building a Sustainable Future on Sites of our Polluting Past, published by Routledge.
- Professor De Sousa has been actively involved with government agencies and nonprofits. He is the past President of the Canadian Brownfields Network, a Steering Committee Member of the US Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) Brownfields/Land Reuse Health Initiative, jury member and chair for the Canadian Brownie (Brownfield) Awards, and on the Executive Committee for TMU’s Center for Urban Research and Land Development. He is the proud recipient of Canada’s 2018 Brownfielder of the Year award.