• 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


January 2017

Presenting The 2016 Canada Brownie Awards
Access & Accessibility
Presenting The 2016 Canada Brownie Awards

The Canadian Brownfields Network (CBN) and Actual Media presented their annual Brownie Awards in Toronto, Canada, November 29, 2016 at a special Awards Gala. The 2016 Brownies mark the first joint venture between CBN and Actual Media, although the Awards themselves have been given since 2001 in a partnership between…Read more

Automotive Testing Site: Passing Smart-Growth Test with Flying Colors
Automotive Testing Site: Passing Smart-Growth Test with Flying Colors

An industrial property in Southeast Michigan that was vital in the allied victory in World War II will soon play a transformative role in the transportation of the future. Michigan's two United States senators and the local member of Congress joined Gov. Rick Snyder and other key figures at a…Read more

Trump: Redeveloper-in-Chief
Trump: Redeveloper-in-Chief

Even if some are saying "speculating about the Trump presidency is a fool's errand," in terms of where President-elect Trump will come out on redevelopment, we should know a little more soon. Trump's first Manhattan project, at age 29, was the rehabilitation of the former Commodore Hotel next to Grand…Read more

Marketing Strategies
Charles Town Goes Green in Evitts Run Brownfield Project

The city of Charles Town, WV has been active on brownfields revitalization in its downtown and core neighborhoods since U.S. EPA awarded its first Brownfields Assessment grant in 2000. The community has undertaken many revitalization projects since, and is now focused on an ambitious initiative to transform waterfront brownfields on…Read more

Risk Management
Potential Risks in Redevelopment and Adaptive Reuse Projects

Finding greenspace in older cities and highly developed areas present unique opportunities to develop new residential and commercial spaces. But the adaptive reuse of former industrial and warehouse properties offers developers a unique architectural platform to repurpose an existing structure and bring life back into often vacant buildings or blighted…Read more

Rural Redevelopment
Brownfields: Not Just About Economic Redevelopment–Let's Go Fishing

The City of Pawtucket redeveloped the former State Pier, a 5-acre riverfront site, into Festival Pier, a public event and riverfront recreation park. Festival Pier is one of only two places within the City that provides public access to the Pawtucket River which empties into Narragansett Bay. The City improved…Read more

Urban Planning
Goats for New Growth: Community Orchard Arises in the Rose City

For at least 20 years, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ's) Cleanup program has addressed brownfield sites across the state, often working in partnership with sister state agencies, local governments, non-profits, and community groups. In addition, ODEQ collaborates with the brownfields team at EPA Region 10 in Seattle on…Read more

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