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Measuring Redevelopment Benefits: The Search for Data

"What gets measured gets managed"—Peter Drucker Across the nation, efforts to characterize the benefits of redeveloped brownfields challenges state government and the brownfield professionals everywhere. While many laudable efforts to capture the potential benefits are legion, there is yet to be a state directed effort to capture the collective benefit. But there is a bright spot on the horizon. In the spring of 2008, New Jersey, through its Office of Smart Growth and the N.J. Brownfield Redevelopment Task Force, initiated an investigation into developing a statewide database. The National Center for Neighborhood and Brownfield Redevelopment at Rutgers University responded to the challenge to find the data and propose a strategy to capture it in a standard format. The search began with a review of previous efforts ranging from the 1999 report by the Council for Urban Economic Development and the numerous reports of the Conference of Mayors, to academic research…Log In to Read Full Article

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