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Artful Brownfields: Transparency through Creativity - ideas + buildings
There is something mysterious about brownfields. They are part industrial and part natural; something that we as designers sometimes romanticize. They are, however, less picturesque to the communities that grew up around the pollution, contamination, related health issues, job loss, and deterioration. How can we as designers and community engagement specialists close this perception gap and employ design to give transparency and humanity to the process of remediation and redevelopment?
brownfields  adaptive-re-use  remediation  industrial-real-estate  facility-planning  asset-management  Around-the-web  this-week-332 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
Greening a brownfield - McKinsey & Company
Building a new greenfield production system inside the walls of an old factory is sometimes the best way to increase capacity and productivity and keep a production network competitive. Two case studies illustrate this promising new approach.
brownfields  remediation  green-manufacturing  asset-management  industrial-real-estate  Around-the-web  this-week-322 
september 2015 by areadevelopment
A New Life for Dead Malls — The Atlantic
Developers have had to to get creative when it comes to salvaging America's failing shopping centers, turning them into hospitals, churches, and even parks.
urban-planning  urban-revitalization  suburbs  adaptive-re-use  remediation  this-week-297  around-the-web 
march 2015 by areadevelopment
Malloy announces $27 million in brownfield clean-up grants - CT Politics
“Many of Connecticut’s brownfield sites have been abandoned or under-utilized for decades because the costs of redeveloping these properties are too expensive for municipalities or private developers to take on by themselves,” Governor Dannel P. Malloy said in a statement after an appearance in Bridgeport.
connecticut  brownfields  remediation  adaptive-re-use  government-policy 
august 2014 by areadevelopment

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