• Rockford, Ill.: Modernizing a Century–Old Community Landmark

  • RE3 Focus: Pennoni On Leading Edge of Sub-Slab Depressurization

  • Using GIS To Decipher Large-Scale Remediation Projects

  • Right Place, Right Time


Brownfields: Fundamentally Sustainable, But Truly Sustainable?

Even though the concept of sustainability was born in the late 1970s, today it seems that everyone from movie stars to large corporations to government and nongovernment organizations, and, yes, even brownfield redevelopers, are touting and promoting the concept of sustainability. But how truly sustainable is all this valiant new rhetoric? Is it just lip service? Are these sustainability campaigns living up to the true meaning of sustainability, which is by definition “economic development that takes full account of the environmental consequences of economic activity and is based on the use of resources that can be replaced or renewed and therefore are not depleted?”1 And for the purposes of this magazine’s audience, are brownfield redevelopments fully meeting the objectives of sustainability? There is no one catch-all litmus test to measure whether sustainability objectives are being met by brownfield redevelopments or sustainability-targeted campaigns. In fact, measuring results for any sustainability activity…Log In to Read Full Article

Related articles

Breaking Ground: Heifer International

Ever thought of donating a llama or water buffalo to a third-world country in your loved one’s name for their next bithday? Welcome to gift-giving redefined, courtesy of Heifer International. Heifer HQ building surrounded by wetlands Founded by Dan West in 1944, Heifer International’s mission is to “Work with comm… Read more

Cutting-Edge Spotlight: David Lloyd

Guiding regional brownfield and land revitalization policies, crafting sustainability programs nation-wide, and reshaping the EPA´s grant application process, are all in a day´s work for the Brownfield and Land Revitalization arm of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), led by Director David R. Lloyd. No stranger to the EPA,… Read more

Editorial Board Picks

The Water Encyclopedia, Volumes 1-5 Edited by: Lehr, Jay; Keeley, Jack; Lehr, Janet © 2005 John Wiley & Sons With five, 1,000-page volumes of articles from over 350 water scientists across the globe, The Water Encyclopedia is the one of the most successful encyclopedias to date, according to publisher John Wiley… Read more

Join NOW!
View more details!