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  • 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

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October 2015

An Upscale Coffee Shop That Doesn’t Jibe with Regular Joe
 
Urban Planning
An Upscale Coffee Shop That Doesn’t Jibe with Regular Joe

We have long chronicled stories at Renewal and Redevelopment about urban gentrification cases of the most visceral kind: Those cases where residents are displaced, banished to start anew in places they do not and have never called home. Gentrification “Lite” is when local residents aren’t forced to leave, but are…Read more

Driving Home a New Redevelopment Vision
 
Urban Planning
Driving Home a New Redevelopment Vision

Hey, owning a car and getting dibs on a permanent underground parking spot at a shiny new condominium is overrated, right? How about an urban redevelopment where everything is available in one place and parking has two chances: nil and void. At these visionary developments, there are point to point…Read more

In Ky., A Sign of the Times
 
Environmental Standards
In Ky., A Sign of the Times

A fairly recent law passed in Kentucky made purchasing brownfield properties more attractive by limiting the liability of the purchasers. On April 11, 2012, Kentucky House Bill 465 became law. The new provisions encourage property redevelopment by providing a mechanism for the state to work with prospective property owners to…Read more


 
Risk Management
Methods That Should Be On Your Radar

Geophysical surveys can be the bedrock of today’s environmental projects, from locating abandoned underground storage tanks (USTs) and utilities, to complex mapping of geology in remedial investigations, to finding landfill boundaries and other buried unknown problems. In the past few decades, a variety of non-destructive testing methods are gaining in…Read more

 
Public Funding
Probabilistic Cost Forecasting: Keeping Budget Surprises to a Minimum

No one likes budget surprises, especially not when it comes to an environmental cleanup. Naturally, owners don’t like knowing projects are going to cost more than planned. But surprises are equally unpleasant for consulting engineers, the contractors and all of the other project stakeholders. Those are not phone calls anyone…Read more


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