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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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Many neighborhoods impacted by Sandy continue to struggle to rebuild and develop beneficial reuses on their brownfield sites.
Brownfields can get caught in limbo," says Dan French, CEO of Brownfield Listings.
But now a Durham University study has confirmed that people living near brownfield sites - land previously used for industrial or commercial purposes but now vacant - are significantly more likely to suffer from poor health than those living in areas with little or no brownfield land.
In addition to being the current President-Elect of the NAFB, I'm an anchor and reporter for Brownfield Ag News, a farm news and information network, which, before long, will begin its fifth decade on the air.
By awarding grants to those committed to cleaning up and developing brownfield sites, we can start revitalizations that may not otherwise have occurred, and that will bring real benefits to local neighborhoods.
In recent years, brownfield redevelopment has become a strategy for sustainable land use and urban revitalization (BenDor and Metcalf 2005).
This region has really excelled in brownfield redevelopment," Mr.
The foundation of brownfield sustainable development is built on the premise of economic development needs, along with the environmental protection.
It defined a brownfield as "real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant or contaminant.
In addition to stressing the importance of the brownfields program, he called on Congress to increase the overall funding authorization level for brownfields programs, to increase the cap on assessment grant amounts, to increase technical assistance offered to communities and to enact legislation addressing and resolving the disincentives created by potential liability to facilitate reuse of brownfield properties.
These expectations relate to "the nature of brownfield properties; the expectations and behavior of public and private parties involved in the development, environmental, and financial risks; the importance of subsidies; and the investment climate of host communities.