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Leveraging Resources for Brownfields Revitalization: Meet the Funders: Parks, Community Health, and the Arts

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Brownfield grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) can support redevelopment of contaminated sites. This EPA webinar will highlight a number of redevelopment resources available from the National Park Service (NPS), The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to leverage your brownfield dollars. The webinar will also feature a presentation from a community that has successfully used grants, loans and other support from these agencies for its revitalization efforts. Register... Read more

So You Want to Clean Up a Brownfield. Here’s How.

Workers demolished warehouses in Portland during brownfield redevelopment (Source: Oregon Metro)
What do you do to turn a polluted liability into an asset for you and your community? There’s no single recipe for success. Every site is different. Some can be cleaned up and redeveloped quickly. Others take years or even decades. Sometimes buyer after buyer backs out when they realize the extent of pollution. But if you were determined to move forward to clean up and redevelop a brownfield, here’s a look at the steps you might take. Read more... Read more

Freeways Without Futures 2017

Scajaquada Expressway in Buffalo, NY (Credit: Mike Puma)
In Freeways Without Futures 2017, the Congress for the New Urbanism identifies the ten worst urban highways in America, each of which could be removed to fight pollution, ease traffic, and improve walkability and health. Additionally, for the first time, this report chronicles graduated highway campaigns that are successfully moving forward with removal. Learn more... Read more

Highway Conversion to Reconnect New Haven Neighborhoods

New Haven highway signs (Doug Kerr / Flickr)
The city of New Haven, Connecticut is leveraging $36 million in federal TIGER grants to convert an urban-renewal-era highway spur into more of a pedestrian-friendly boulevard, opening up 10 acres of land in the city center for development in the process. By transforming the highway into a boulevard that slows traffic and links with downtown cross streets, the city hopes to knit the neighborhoods back together. Read more... Read more

Transforming a ‘Barracks’ into a Neighborhood

Westlawn Gardens is a walkable community (Source: Torti Gallas and Partners)
Milwaukee’s Westlawn Gardens was once known as “barracks housing,” and known for being inefficient, undersized and isolated from surrounding neighborhoods. Today, thanks to support from the largest affordable tax credit award in Wisconsin history, Westlawn has been redeveloped with a mix of multifamily buildings, townhouses, and single-family homes for more than 300 residents. Read more... Read more

Leveraging Resources for Brownfields Revitalization: Meet the Funders

brownfield
Brownfield grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are one of many sources of funds that can support redevelopment of contaminated sites. This webinar will highlight a number of infrastructure redevelopment resources available from the U.S. Department of Transportation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and EPA’s Office of Water to leverage your brownfield dollars. The webinar will also feature a presentation from a community that has successfully used grants, loans and other support from these agencies for its... Read more
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