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Report Shows Brownfied Redevelopment in Cities Leads to More Jobs, Increased Tax Revenue - 99 Cities Surveyed on the Merits of Recycling America's Land

On November 9, 2010 the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) unveiled a national brownfields report, entitled Recycling America’s Land: A National Report on Brownfields Redevelopment (1993 – 2010). This new report estimates the progress 99 cities have made… more »

The Private Market for Brownfield Properties

Abstrat: This study examines land sales over a 10-year period—1990 to 2000—in one southwest Baltimore industrial district—Carroll Camden—to determine the effect of land contamination on property sales and sales price. I tracked all sales, selling price,… more »

Feasibility Study of Economics and Performance of Solar Photovoltaics in Nitro, West Virginia - Prepared by NREL and EPA for the RE-Powering America’s Land Initiative: Siting Renewable Energy on Potentially Contaminated Land and Mine Sites

Executive SummaryThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in accordance with the RE-Powering America’s Land initiative, selected the Nitro, West Virginia area for a feasibility study of renewables on several brownfield sites. Citizens of Nitro,… more »

Infill Development: Perspectives and Evidence from Economics and Planning

Abstract: This paper explores the different perspectives on infill, [or new development in existing urban areas], and its role in urban growth. Despite the intense debate about the potential for and effects of infill development, there is very little emp… more »