Global Brownfields: The European SceneSurvey the European brownfield landscape, and you’ll know you’re not in Kansas anymore. Even a ballpark estimate of European brownfield numbers remains an elusive goal, say experts, because every country uses different terminology for its contaminated land. "We conducted some work in Europe on brownfield definitions, and found that the term has got many different interpretations" Ian Heasman, Associate Director, Taylor Wimpey UK Ltd. “We conducted some work in Europe on brownfield definitions, and found that the term has got many different interpretations,” says Ian Heasman, associate director of brownfield and sustainability for Taylor Wimpey UK Ltd., a housing and development firm based in London, England, and chair of the Brownfield Working Group for NICOLE (Network for Industrially Contaminated Land in Europe). “In England and Wales, [brownfield] means previously developed land. In other countries in Europe, if it’s polluted, it’s brownfield. Some others think of brownfields in terms of land…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