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.

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Webinars
This intimate and interactive zoom meeting is tailored for past EPA Brownfield/MARC grant applicants. Learn how to write more competitive grants & increase your chances of winning in the next solicita...
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Environmental and social justice are driving the framework for increasing equitable outcomes in brownfield revitalization.  Generations of injustice have created areas with high levels of environment...
Events
Are you dealing with a brownfield beast? Take the bull by the horns! Bring your brownfields bull for a battle to the Redevelopment Rodeo at Brownfields 2022. All applicants will receive assistance on ...
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US EPA Brownfield grants are often a significant source of funding for the assessment and cleanup of sites with potential environmental contamination. This year, historic levels of funding from the Bi...
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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...
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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...
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
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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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