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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.
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brownfield

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

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

brownfield

[ˈbraʊnfiːld] ADJ [site, land] → previamente urbanizado
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The University of Wolverhampton is hosting a conference to explore providing solutions to unlocking brownfield land.
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 site alternatives.
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 land.
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.
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."