• 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


August 2008

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
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

Put a LID on It!

For many years, civil engineers have approached stormwater management with the idea that the best solution is to eliminate the rainwater as quickly as possible. This approach was rooted in the need to get water out of the medieval streets so you were not constantly slogging through puddles. A great…Read more

Seeing Below is Believing

Everyone’s looking for technologies that save time and money. We have found that when it comes to delineating soil and groundwater contamination, laser-induced fluorescence and membrane interface probes do both—exceedingly well. Both tools save time by eliminating the need to wait for lab results to determine if further investigation is…Read more

Industrial Redevelopment
US & Canadian Marketwatch (1Q 2008)

Providing you with useful market data at-a-glance: US Metropolitan Office Market   What's Hot   Vacancy Rates   Manhattan 5.1% Honolulu 8.2% Miami 8.6% San Francisco 9.0%Read more

Industrial Redevelopment
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

Committee Watch

Welcome to the “Committee Watch,” a new on-going feature that analyzes and provides a summary of key congressional proposals that could impact sustainable development efforts. This kick-off column focuses on three key bills—brownfield reauthorization, tax incentives/extenders, and climate change. EPA Program Reauthorization Legislative status: — HR 5336 5-year extension of…Read more

Regional Report
Buffalo-Niagara Region

Welcome to the new layout of the Regional Report section. As you turn the pages, you will notice that this section focuses on a geographic region, and three particular areas: people, projects and policies. Our goal is to provide you with a brief overview of the green developments that are…Read more

Regional Report
Buffalo-Niagara Region: People

William Murdock: Director of the Urban Development Division of Ohio Dept. of Development. Overseeing the popular Clean Ohio Fund brownfield grant program and revolving loan fund from USEPA, Murdock looks to further the division’s mission to boost economic initiatives pertaining to sustainability, revitalization, and overall viability within communities. David Flynn:…Read more

Regional Report
Buffalo-Niagara Region: Policies

OHIO Clean Ohio Fund. On November 4, 2008, Ohio voters will have the opportunity to expand the Clean Ohio Fund. Highlights: plan is to sell $400 million in bonds ($200 million of which will be allocated for brownfield development and $200 million for greenspace and farmland development). SB 221. In…Read more

Regional Report
Buffalo-Niagara Region: Projects

Steelyard Commons Retail Center (Ohio) Located on the western side of the Cuyahoga River and commonly referred to as the “Industrial Valley,” the site was formerly home to the Cleveland Rolling Mill Company, the No. 2 Finishing Mill, and Wean Pori. The site consisted of industrial fill, slag, and various…Read more

In Transit

Solar powered golf cart Dr. Grady Mayeaux, owner of Earth Care Products, Inc., isn’t your typical man of the cloth. The Georgia pastor and golf enthusiast recently launched his own line of solar-powered golf carts. Yes, you read that right: solar-powered golf carts. Mayeaux developed his first successful model two…Read more

View from the Field
Brownfield Redevelopment Incentives: A Thing of the Past?

There are many reasons why I continue to think about WALL-E, the sublime, dreamy movie from Pixar, a week after having seen it, not the least of which is because it’s the first brownfields love story ever told on screen. More relevant though is the timely message for those of…Read more

View from the Field
HUD, Green Affordable Housing, and Brownfield Redevelopment

In terms of funding, if not actual policy development, HUD’s three major program areas have been very active players in the brownfield arena. The CPD (Office of Community Planning and Development) third of HUD, for instance, in FY ’06 spent over $331 million on property acquisition (including $7.4 million specifically…Read more

Women on the Move

Deb Peters has been working with brownfields before they were called brownfields. The 22-year veteran and President of Indianapolis-based Quality Environmental Professionals, Inc. (QEPI) is one of the most respected women in Indiana’s environmental industry. But it didn’t come easily, says Peters, a certified geologist in three states. “The first few…Read more

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