The University of Wolverhampton is hosting a conference to explore providing solutions to unlocking brownfield
I, and many others reading this, will quite rightly question what are these 'exceptional circumstances' that mean that Green Belt land must be lost for ever - and perhaps the council could therefore explain, through this newspaper, what steps it has taken to thoroughly and rigorously explore ALL brownfield
It also allows the Environmental Protection Agency to reserve as much as $1.5 million in brownfield
funding each year to assist small communities, tribes, and rural or disadvantaged areas.
The tool aims to help workers involved in brownfield
redevelopment projects in decisionmaking processes, including assessing community health risks and working with stakeholders.
Even EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, a forceful advocate of cutting back federal environmental protection, has voiced support of the brownfields
program, calling it "(https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/03/02/heres-one-part-of-epa-that-the-agencys-new-leader-wants-to-protect/?utm_term=.421631ebcd86) absolutely essential ." When the agency released US$56 million in brownfield
grants in May, Pruitt (https://www.epa.gov/brownfields/announcing-award-568-million-fy17-brownfields-assessment-and-cleanup-grants) lauded the program for "improving local economies and creating an environment where jobs can grow."
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
Concerning redevelopment patterns, the majority of investors engaged in brownfield
regeneration in post-socialist countries have been large companies with foreign capital for whom economic profit and a fast return on investment are the key factors behind their investments.
Any site that has been altered by human activity can be considered brownfield
. The term includes not just derelict areas in towns and cities, but quarries, brick-pits, old railway lines, gardens and disused airfields.
" land is generally defined as land that has the
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."