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December 2, 1999

Doubletree Hotel, 1515 Rhode Island Ave, NW, Washington, DC
This one-day workshop was sponsored by the US EPA Office of Economy and Environment and the National Center for Environmental Research and Quality Assurance. The first session, "Brownfields and Property Values," focused on better measurement of private land values in the presence of environmental damages and urban infill versus greenfield development. The afternoon session, "Land Use and Tradeoffs in Rural Areas," explored examples of tradeoffs in public and private land values, involving open space, recreation, timber, species habitat and soil conservation. The day concluded with a discussion of innovative approaches to land use.
Contact Person: Nicole Owens (owens.nicole@epa.gov) or Julie Hewitt (hewitt.julie@epa.gov)
Proceedings

  One Day Workshop
  1. Registration
8:30 - 9:00
  2. Opening Remarks
9:00 - 9:15
Presenter: Harriett Tregoning, Director US EPA Urban and Economic Development Division; Stephen Lingle, Director US EPA Environmental Research Division
  3. Brownfields and Property Values
Session Moderator: Charles Griffiths US EPA Office of Economy and Environment
9:15 - 9:45 "Environmental Contamination Risk Perceptions and Property Values"
Presenter: Jill McCluskey, Washington State University
9:45 - 10:15 "Undesirable Facilities and Political Boundaries: Neighborhood Dynamics and House Prices"
Presenter: Katherin McClain, Pennsylvania State University
10:15 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 10:50 Policy Discussant
Presenter: Robin Jenkins, US EPA Office of Economy and Environment
10:50 - 11:10 Policy Discussant
Presenter: Joseph Schilling, International City/County Management Association
11:10 - 11:45 General Discussion and Q&A
11:45 - 1:00 Lunch (on your own)
  4. Land Use Tradeoffs in Rural Areas
Session Moderator: Kelly Brown US EPA Office of Economy and Environment
1:00 - 1:30 "Changing Land Use Patterns at the Urban-Rural Fringe"
Presenter: Nancy Bockstael, University of Maryland
1:30 - 2:00 "Land Management with Biological and Economic Objectives"
Presenter: Stephen Polasky, University of Minnesota
2:00 - 2:30 "Valuing Outdoor Recreation Effects of Rural Conservation Programs: Constructing Travel Cost Models when Recreational Sites are Ill-defined"
Presenter: Daniel Hellerstein, USDA Economic Research Service
2:30 - 2:45 Break
2:45 - 3:05 Policy Discussant
Presenter: Kitty Smith, USDA Economic Research Service
3:05 - 3:25 Policy Discussant
Presenter: Brian Heninger, US EPA Office of Economy and Environment
3:25 - 4:00 General Discussion and Q&A
4:00 - 5:00 Panel Discussion of Innovative Approaches to Land Use
Presenter: Tim Torma, US EPA Office of Policy Development; Christopher Knopes, US EPA Office of Reinvention Programs, Sven-Erik Kaiser US EPA Outreach/Special Projects Staff

 

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