Retooling the Brownfield Redevelopment by the Big ThreeWhen the first Model T rolled off the line in 1908, it took twelve and a half hours to make and had an $850 price tag. 10,600 were sold that first year. By 1927, the tin lizzies were flying off the line at a rate of one every hour and a half, and selling for less than $300 a pop. When all was said and done, more than 15 million Model T’s were sold and America had been ushered into the world of assembly line mass production. But Henry Ford did more than popularize the automobile, he industrialized a nation. Seventy-five years and millions of cars later, great-grandson, William Clay Ford, Jr., leads the way once again. This time the journey’s an environmental one. “We see no conflict between business goals and social and environmental needs. I believe the distinction between a good company and a great one is this:…Log In to Read Full Article
RACER Trust’s Proving Ground Stimulates Efficiency
Judge Robert Gerber, sitting in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, signed an order in effect creating RACER Trust in March 2011. RACER — for Revitalizing Auto Communities Environmental Response — was handed a portfolio of more than 300 properties scattered over 89 locations in… Read more
Water, Water Everywhere?
While in the following pages I will recount a number of serious localized water shortages, I can tell you at the outset, this will not be another gloom-and-doom scenario to which you are treated daily in your local and national news sources. Now, in my 54th year of professional effort… Read more