Breaking Ground in Baltimore Symposium

Date September 29, 2022
Location IMET / Columbus Center
Time 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Please be advised that effective 9/15/22 this event has been postponed. If you have any questions please contact our admin team at

Exploring urban development with the local environment in mind

Based on CREW Baltimore’s 2022 theme of “Breaking Ground in Greater Baltimore”
Greenfield development is not as abundant or as popular as it once was for many reasons, including its negative impacts on the local ecosystem. We therefore must think more creatively when we plan, design, and (re)build in a more urban environment with what you have.
  • How do we redevelop taking the surrounding environment into account?
  • How do we reuse what we have while impacting the environment positively?
  • What should we be considering at each stage of the development process?

Topics Covered during Breakout Sessions
  • Brownfield/Greenfield Development
  • Air/Air Quality
  • Sustainability in Buildings
  • Dredged Material Reuse
  • Baltimore’s Sustainability Efforts
Keynote speakers
Morning Keynote Speaker

John Racanelli

John Racanelli
President and CEO, National Aquarium of Baltimore
Lunch Keynote Speaker

Ava Richardson

Ava Richardson
Director of Sustainability, Baltimore City
Featured speakers

Barbara Brown

Barbara Brown
Voluntary Cleanup Program Section Head, Maryland Department of the Environment

Kristen Fidler

Kristen Weiss Fidler
Director of Harbor Development, MDOT Maryland Port Administration

Suzanne E. Dorsey, Ph.D.

Suzanne E. Dorsey, Ph.D.
Deputy Secretary, Maryland Department of the Environment

Laurie Schwartz

Laurie Schwartz
Executive Director, Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore

Denise A. Sullivan, P.E.

Denise A. Sullivan, P.E.
President, Urban Green Environmental


Early Bird (ends Aug. 31)
Member - $195
Nonmember - $225  


Full (begins Sept. 1)
Member - $225
Nonmember - $255  



IMET / Columbus Center
701 E Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21202


Boat Tour
Watermark – departing from the Baltimore Finger Piers


Event Sponsors

Harborside Happy Hour



Friends of CREW







Additional Sponsorship Opportunities Available!  Contact Erin Todd for details.

One (1) | Premier Event Sponsor - $7500
Two (2) | Harbor Cruise Sponsor - $5000
Three (3) | Atrium Lunch Sponsor - $2500
Two (2) | Breaking Ground Breakfast - $2000
Three (3) | Harborside Happy Hour - $2000
Two (2) | Patapsco Parking - $1500
Ten (10) | Friends of CREW - $500


Registration for this event closes on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 5 p.m.

CREWBaltimore cancellation policy: You may receive a full refund with 72 hours’ notice. For notice received less than 72 hours prior to the event, registration is not refundable but may be transferred. Cancelled registrations cannot be applied to future events.

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