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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.
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(Sociology) (modifier) denoting or located in an urban area that has previously been built on: Hampshire has many brownfield developments.
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an industrial or commercial site that is idle or underused because of real or perceived environmental pollution.
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[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.
Brownfields are vacant or underutilized properties that remain undeveloped because of complications caused by environmental contamination.
It is the legacy of this industrial past that is evident in the many brownfields in Worcester.
For this study, brownfields are defined as properties with a Release Tracking Number (RTN) as assigned by MassDEP.
Efforts to redevelop environmentally contaminated properties received a boost March 23 with the passage of an omnibus spending bill that included the Brownfields Utilization, Investment, and Local Development Act, known as the BUILD Act, which extends federal funding for brownfields through 2023 and makes additional program reforms.
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.
The Blue Greenway project cleans up toxic land along its route with funding from the Environmental Protection Agency's ( Brownfields Program , which supports the cleanup and reuse of contaminated sites.
The issues surrounding the remediation, revitalization, and redevelopment of underused, vacant, derelict, abandoned, and mostly contaminated pieces of land (so-called 'brownfields') have become some of the biggest challenges for urban planners in the last decades.
Steven says: "I very rapidly came to realise that the best brownfields in areas like Warwickshire and Coventry, where I worked in the 1990s, were as good as the best ancient woodlands nearby, and required the same levels of protection.