Hoy la agencia de protección ambiental de los Estados Unidos estuvo en Ponce ofreciendo talleres para capacitar a las 75 personas en cómo llenar propuestas, específicamente relacionadas al programa, que le provee el dinero necesario para evaluar y restaurar ciertas áreas de la isla que están en abandono.
Did you know that contaminated properties can be transformed into assets that increase community health? Learn more about the trend of transforming brownfields into healthfields with this new CCLR video, featuring a case study of the City of Phoenix, AZ.
The Center for Creative Land Recycling is the leading national nonprofit dedicated to transforming communities through land recycling. This means converting abandoned or vacant commercial and industrial properties to assets that benefit the community, create jobs and generate new tax revenues. We help transformations happen by educating and convening communities, government agencies, and the private sector to create optimal conditions for reinvestment.
In this short video, Michael Zimmerman, Executive Director of the Lumber City Development Corporation in North Tonawanda, New York summarizes how the Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA) program positioned North Tonawanda for successful redevelopment.
He presented his remarks as a speaker on the NYS Redevelopment Policy Update panel at CCLR's "Innovations in Remediation and Land Reuse" Workshop in Rochester, NY on October 25, 2017. Other speakers on that panel included Chris Bauer, NYS Department of State and Julie Pacatte, Batavia Development Corp. Jeff Jones, CCLR's Albany consultant moderated the panel.
State-of-the art soil and groundwater remediation options offer ecologically responsible solutions that reduce carbon emissions and “future-proof ” communities from potential climate impacts. In-situ and other remediation options such as chemical oxidation and reduction and thermal desorption technology can reduce both environmental and public health risks during the remediation process, offering important advantages over traditional approaches. A case study of the Rod Mill Revitalization project in Rome weaves together themes of cleanup, site planning, and environmental considerations.
Three competitively-selected case studies were presented at CCLRs Rochester, NY workshop to showcase “climate smart” brownfield approaches that reduced energy, waste and water usage during the redevelopment lifecycle. This “peer-learning” approach is designed to spark conversations, provide skill-building support and foster the replication of measures to protect the health and safety of our residents and our environment.
This Route 66 featurette spotlights the brownfield redevelopment efforts in Flagstaff, Arizona. The city used federal funding to transform a brownfield into a bustling bus transfer station in the heart of downtown.
Take a drive down Route 66, an American landmark with a rich history and vibrant future, in CCLR's video Reimagining Route 66. Once a thriving thoroughfare, Route 66 was deserted for faster freeways leaving abandoned gas stations and economic strife in its wake. The EPA Brownfields Program and state and local initiatives are addressing the issue: How can Route 66 be cleaned up to promote economic vitality and bring new life to rural communities? Brownfields have already been cleaned up and restored for new use as parks and transit depots in communities like Winslow and Flagstaff. Potential redevelopment opportunities also include land for green technology such as solar and wind energy.
For nearly a hundred years, the downtown Sacramento Railyard was a vibrant, prosperous place. At its height, the yard employed 10,000 workers—working three shifts around the clock—providing mechanical support for the entire western rail system. But by the 1970s the site had become a forgotten, neglected eyesore in the heart of this Capitol city. Now the old buildings are about to come back to life again. Watch our video about the exciting revitalization of this 240-acre site brownfield redevelopment project.
CCLRtv was on site at Edes Avenue when keys to new homes were given to families at Habitat for Humanity's project in the Sobrante Park Neighborhood of East Oakland. The project turned a former junk yard into 54 affordable family homes. Watch this story of hope and transformation that traces the inspiring work of the community to revitalize a neighborhood once characterized by urban blight.