• 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


Wake Up and Smell the Coffee: Brownfield Dreams Meet Market Reality

Question: Dear Todd: I am the brownfield coordinator for a medium-sized city. We have identified a fifty-acre brownfield in a heavily industrialized area that seems well suited for redevelopment. Our mayor is adamant that we prioritize this property as a high-tech incubator site to “jump start” biotechnology in the city. My problem is that our city really has no biotech base or market to build on and we would essentially be starting from ground zero. I don’t think either the mayor or the economic development director get it. Any suggestions? Frustrated in the Midwest Answer: Dear Frustrated: I feel your pain! I personally have witnessed many cases where the goals and aspirations of politicians toward a brownfield property meet head on with the Mack truck of market-based reality. Usually, the outcome just isn’t pretty. Often, such political fields of dreams end up as vacant lots, even after the expenditure of…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!