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brown·field

 (broun′fēld′)
n.
A piece of industrial or commercial property that is abandoned or underused and often environmentally contaminated, especially one considered as a potential site for redevelopment.

brownfield

(ˈbraʊnˌfiːld)
n
(Sociology) (modifier) denoting or located in an urban area that has previously been built on: Hampshire has many brownfield developments.

brown•field

(ˈbraʊnˌfild)
n.
an industrial or commercial site that is idle or underused because of real or perceived environmental pollution.
[1975–80]
Translations

brownfield

[ˈbraʊnfiːld] ADJ [site, land] → previamente urbanizado
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A brownfield site is property that contains a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant, which hinders the potential to reuse or redevelop the site.
Gateshead's Exemplar Neighbourhood project would convert more than 100 acres of brownfield site and former shops at the southern end of the town's High Street into housing in a community model inspired by continental Europe.
Hedman joined Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Secretary Cathy Stepp and Madison Mayor Paul Soglin at a brownfield site on East Washington Avenue for the announcement.
The new plant will be built on a brownfield site at an as-yet undeclared location.
May I assure you that this is not a brownfield site.
Benefits to brownfield site redevelopment, in addition to cleaning up the environment, include preserving green space by recycling existing sites, and capitalizing on existing infrastructure to promote sustainable development.
The cost of providing infrastructure to a greenfield site averages $50,000 to $60,000 per unit, compared to $5,000 to $10,000 per unit for a brownfield site.
The department was drawn to Montgomery Park because it was a renovated brownfield site that made creative re-use of polluted stormwater, which has devastated the Chesapeake Bay.
Contractors and recyclers curious enough to weigh the risks and rewards of getting involved at a brownfield site can find out more at a conference scheduled for Nov.
Gateshead's 'Exemplar Neighbourhood' project would convert more than 100 acres of brownfield site and former shops at the southern end of the town's High Street into housing in a community model inspired by continental Europe.
Tesco is partly financing our new sports centre, at Springwood, as a condition for building a new 24-hour Tesco on the brownfield site which will be created when our existing sports centre is demolished.
As a result, the costs of developing a brownfield site are often higher than the value of the new development.