Many neighborhoods impacted by Sandy continue to struggle to rebuild and develop beneficial reuses on their brownfield
can get caught in limbo," says Dan French, CEO of Brownfield
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
Any site that has been altered by human activity can be considered brownfield
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
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
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.