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Why A Conservation Group Is Helping Develop Affordable Housing

The Seattle-based environmental organization Forterra (formerly known as Cascade Land Conservancy) is getting into the urban land-banking business. Now, in addition to purchasing undeveloped open space, it's buying property in Northwest cities, with...

New Reuse Chapter Looms for Former Columbus, Ohio Coal Facility

Commercial real estate and brownfield redevelopment company acquires 468-acre retired coal-fired power plant site from American Electric Power.

Austin land use commissions grapple with proposed reforms

The two dozen Austinites who signed up for the thankless task of recommending planning and zoning changes to City Council agree on at least one thing: there has to be a better way.

EPA Region 7 Rules on Nebraska Fertilizer Plant

Neb. fertilizer plant to comply with federal Risk Management Program requirements as part of EPA settlement


Brownfield Public Square

Land Use Forum Draws Questions

Newfield held its second land use informational forum April 23, where George Frantz, a planning consultant hired by the Newfield Planning Board's for $4,500, led about 25 residents through a heated discussion about site plan review, subdivision and zoning.

Risk Management—Eliminating Unknown

Since the creation of the Kentucky Brownfields Redevelopment Program well over 100 separate property owners have made use of it and received written confirmation that they are not responsible for characterizing or remediation any contamination on their properties.

Don't let fears thwart land use planning vision

If you're like most people, you came here from somewhere else and had to find a place to live, settle into a job, and then figure out where to buy food, take your kids to play and everything else.

On The Waterfront: Chicago's Navy Pier At A Crossroads

Water is powerful. The rip tide warnings that went into effect off the Carolina and Virginia coasts around Memorial Day weekend proved this fact, packing a relentless power to pull…


Brownfield Stateside

Once Left For Dead, Overland Park (OH) Site Humming

This past March, a Renewal and Redevelopment article ("Toledo's Economic Heart is Beating Again") described how the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority was transforming a contaminated former Jeep factory site in…

A Step Toward Renewal

“They stopped thinking about it as me and started thinking about it as we.” Two years ago, community members in Fairmont, West Va. decided to address the significant number of…

Investing in the Brownfields Land Bank

Vision v. Hallucination: Incremental Brownfield Problem-Solving

I had lunch the other day in a very cool reinvention of an old theater on a strip of forgotten street in one of the most sought after cities in…



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