Helpap to address seminar series on ‘Brownfield Redevelopment’
David Helpap, a UW-Green Bay assistant professor of Public and Environmental Affairs, will be the featured speaker at 3 p.m. this Friday (Oct. 24) in Environmental Sciences Room 301 for the next edition of the Natural and Applied Sciences Seminar Series. Helpap’s topic is “Assessing Brownfield Redevelopment Strategies among Local Governments: Lessons from Public Budgeting.” Helpap will address how urban “brownfields” – sites requiring cleanup or remediation – have traditionally presented significant challenges to economic development, community health, public safety, and land quality, with a general sense that costs often outweigh the perceived benefits. Helpap will describe how his new, systematic research is examining the cost-benefit issues within a larger public budgeting framework. The talk, free and open to the public, will be followed by a social at 4 p.m. in ES 317.