We help turn abandoned land from liability to possibility.

What We Do

Reclaim, Connect, Transform.

CCLR is the nation’s leading nonprofit dedicated to transforming communities through land reuse and brownfield redevelopment. We provide the resources and expertise to get your projects done! Learn more about us and how we can help.

Read our 2021-2022 Impact Report

News and Events

News
When you imagine a brownfield you probably conjure images of urban sites. However, brownfields can happen anywhere, even charming small towns and postcard-worthy country sides.  Across the country, r...
Webinars
EPA’s Environmental and Climate Justice (ECJ) Program, created under the Inflation Reduction Act, will infuse a historic $3B investment into communities facing environmental justice concerns. The fu...
Webinars
Join the Department of Toxic Substances Control for an overview of the Technical Assistance Grant (TAG) application process and live demo of the Fluxx application portal....
Webinars
Join us for our upcoming webinar on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Targeted Brownfield Assessments (TBA) program. This program provides cost-free technical assistance (TA) through EPA con...
Events
CCLR's Sheryl Gonzales and Ignacio Dayrit will present two panels at the CRPS conference in Palm Springs, on Feb 27-March 1 that promote open space, equity, brownfields and recreation/parks....
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

01
West Sacramento Bridge District
1983
2018

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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