• 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


April 2017

Heavy Metal and Hard Rock: Are They Causing Headaches?
Environmental Due Diligence
Heavy Metal and Hard Rock: Are They Causing Headaches?

Given a choice between heavy metal and hard rock, which gives you the bigger headache? In case you're wondering, we're talking about soil contamination on brownfields, not loud music. Let's explain more about the emerging solutions to these problem materials. Cleaning up, reinvesting in and reusing brownfields, which may have…Read more

The Vicious Cycle of Turning Around Properties
Environmental Due Diligence
The Vicious Cycle of Turning Around Properties

"If we don't clean them up, who will?" This was the perspective of a mayor testifying before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure in March, his testimony and that of the other invited witnesses in support of an extension to the EPA Brownfield Grant program. A program that today,…Read more

The "Little Property" that Could — A Story of Persistence in Redevelopment
The "Little Property" that Could — A Story of Persistence in Redevelopment

The city of Mendota, located in north central Illinois, has a population of just over 7,000. Their motto is the "World's Greatest Little City." Although small in population, they have been very aggressive in their efforts to develop the land in and around the city limits. One such parcel of…Read more

Marketing Strategies
Growing Private Investment in Urban Redevelopment

The redevelopment of American cities is not what it used to be. Once largely led by the federal government as a response to urban blight, urban revitalization is becoming more market driven, local, and self-supporting. Many federal funding programs are now in jeopardy, but there are also now more private…Read more

Rural Redevelopment
BRIDGE(ing) the Affordable Housing Gap

San Diego County is in the midst of an affordable housing shortage — and more units could be lost as government-aided housing agreements expire over time. And the state of California isn't fairing much better based on a report released by the California Housing Partnership Corporation. BRIDGE Housing, a firm…Read more

How Carbon Offsets Increase Corporate Sustainability

Has your company or organization invested in carbon offsets? Carbon offsets are proving an incredibly important tool for companies that want to reduce the impact of their own carbon footprint. An offset is achieved through the funding of a "green project" to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide or other greenhouse…Read more

Urban Planning
Breaking Down Barriers: Goose Island Proposal Is In The Zone

A city of Chicago redevelopment is bent on removing manufacturing zoning to open the doors to mixed-use living within a first-time emphasis on residential housing in an area that's been monolithically industrial for decades. Can it be done? In a city that has its share of similar success stories, you…Read more

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