What We Do

Reclaim, Connect, Transform.

CCLR is the only national nonprofit dedicated to transforming communities through land reuse and brownfields redevelopment. We provide the resources and expertise to get your projects done! Learn more about us and how we can help.

News and Events

Events
The Department of Toxic Substances Control’s Office of Brownfields Equitable Communities Revitalization Grant (ECRG) will provide more than $200 million in grants to incentivize cleanup and investme...
Webinars
Through this workshop, CCLR partner, Groundwork USA, we will provide guidance for combatting the loss of institutional knowledge that can cause redevelopment projects to stagnate....
News
View the first part of the blog post here – Land Recycling 101: Definitions, Objectives, and Benefits.  4. CHALLENGES While land recycling has great economic and environmental benefits, without...
News
Everything you need to know about land recycling. What is land recycling? How does it help? What resources are available? Get these answers and more by exploring our Land Recycling 101 feature. WeR...
Events
CALRC 2022 will continue the exceptional programming of the previous two CA Land Recycling Conferences (2018 and 2020) as the only state-wide conference for land reuse practitioners in the state of Ca...
News
CCLR is thrilled to announce the appointment of Jean Hamerman as Executive Director. Jean has been with CCLR for 6 years, first serving as Deputy Director, and then Acting Executive Director. “Jean...
About Us

Land reuse transforms communities.

Land recycling is about more than cleaning up and rebuilding on properties. How we choose to design and utilize the landscape is at the root of our quality of life. It is the basis of many environmental, social, and economic issues.

Programs

CCLR is the Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) provider to EPA Regions 9 and 10 (AK, AZ, CA, HI, ID, NV, OR, WA). We can provide pro bono assistance.

Brownfields present a challenging financial puzzle. The additional cost of assessment and remediation may seem insurmountable.

Urban planning and development have a history steeped with racist policies and practices. Learn best practices when working in vulnerable communities.

Areas that host nuclear power plants benefit from planning for economic diversification, whether plant closure is imminent or down the road.

We believe that it’s not enough to work in the land reuse sphere. Brownfield redevelopment needs leadership at the federal level to advocate.

Many of the sites that remain available for reuse require greater expertise, funding, and creativity to make redevelopment a reality.

Before & After

The Hive after redevelopment: busy and filled with restaurants
The Hive before cleanup and redevelopment: empty
01
The Hive: Oakland, CA
1998
2021

Before & After

Image of a new building, the bakery lofts
Image of an old, dilapidated building
02
Bakery Lofts: Emeryville, CA
1998
2003
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