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Doing More With Less Using Underused Partners

As we all do more with less, partners play a pivotal role in the success of any project. Using community organizations and universities can help leverage resources and build organizational capacity on certain brownfield projects. Most of us involved in brownfield redevelopment would readily agree that a diverse array of partners plays a pivotal role in the success of any project. However, a review of the kinds of partnerships cities engage in to address brownfield issues uncovered the underutilization of two stakeholder groups. These groups, community organizations and universities, can play vital roles in brownfield projects. Showcase Partnership Review In 2003, the Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) program at Kansas State University completed a review of the types of partnerships developed under the EPA’s Showcase Community Program. The Environmental Protection Agency initiated the Showcase Community Program in 1998. The purpose of the showcase initiative was to focus the resources of…Log In to Read Full Article

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