This paper is intended to educate planners about the many benefits of next-generation broadband and how those benefits can be leveraged to make brownfield redevelopment projects—and the communities where they exist—more successful. It also outlines how local governments might incorporate broadband into redevelopment projects and provides examples of successful broadband projects.
The innovative development of renewable energy on brownfields and other contaminated properties is bringing a host of benefits to communities around the country, including new jobs, new sources of energy and income, and the beneficial reuse of otherwise idle properties.
Local government property acquisition is one of the key tools needed to facilitate brownfields redevelopment. NALGEP and the Brownfield Communities Network (BCN) Involuntary Acquisitions Task Force researched the role of this critical tool and found that liability concerns continue to hamper local government acquisition of brownfield sites. This report summarizes the resulting research, which resulted in findings and recommendations to generate policy changes to aid local governments.
Many local communities have taken the initiative to develop new partnerships and transportation programs to improve the livability of their community. This report profiles over 30 innovative programs and approaches by local governments to improve air quality by reducing traffic congestion and vehicle emissions, and changing growth patterns. The report also includes five key findings, identifying what local governments need to move toward clean air and smart transportation innovation.
This report encapsulates a decade of research and experience on brownfields reuse. The report includes over 50 profiles of successful brownfields projects and programs, four comprehensive findings, and "10 Keys to Brownfield Success".
The goal of this primer is to help communities better understand the re-use of petroleum brownfields. This publication is a follow-up to the Recycling America's Gas Stations report published in 2002 by NALGEP and the Northeast-Midwest Institute.
The National Association of Local Government Environmental Professionals (NALGEP) and the Smart Growth Leadership Institute partnered to produce this report, Smart Growth is Smart Business. The report profiles 17 businesses and business groups that are putting smart growth into action in communities across the nation.
The Brownfield Communities Network is a national network of local communities working to demonstrate how the cleanup and redevelopment can be an effective tool for community revitalization. The Brownfield Communities Network is working to harness the substantial knowledge, expertise, and experience of the nation's leading brownfields communities developed during the past decade and export it to their peers.
With 19 profiles of innovative businesses and business coalitions, this report identifies how leading manufacturers, financial institutions, developers, utilities, retailers, contractors, chambers of commerce, and other business leaders are taking steps to promote smart growth and reduce sprawl in their communities.
A NALGEP report that evaluates the impact of current Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) regulations on brownfields redevelopment and provides the views of local government brownfields officials to HUD as the Department considers revising these regulations.