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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.


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


an industrial or commercial site that is idle or underused because of real or perceived environmental pollution.


[ˈbraʊnfiːld] ADJ [site, land] → previamente urbanizado
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The city last week unveiled a program to provide cash incentives that will encourage the cleanup of brownfields.
Redeveloping brownfields remaining from Worcester's industrial past is held as a critical strategy for the future of this city in central Massachusetts.
In today's tight economy, reclaiming brownfields for new development makes good environmental and fiscal sense.
And if the state's brownfields redevelopment environmentalists and enthusiasts have their way, soon the country will also celebrate brownfields redevelopment in the month of November.
Returning brownfields to greenfields should be our focus on revitalizing the legacy of old industrial properties.
EPA's Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization, where she leads activities to link brownfields cleanup, redevelopment, and long-term stewardship with improving public health and the environment.
Communities in 43 states, plus Puerto Rico and the Northern Mariana Islands, were awarded more than $74 million in brownfields grants by the U.
The majority of successful brownfield projects have resulted from local governments partnering with the private sector to better the communities at large, said Catherine Finneran, brownfields coordinator for Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.
3017, the Brownfields Enhancement, Economic, Redevelopment and Reauthorization of 2017.
The Minnesota Department of Health and Minnesota Brownfields have released an assessment tool to help planners, public health workers and developers revitalize more than 10,000 former industrial and commercial sites in the state that are a blight on communities and a public health concern.
gov/brownfields) Brownfields Program , which supports the cleanup and reuse of contaminated sites.