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Jul 2, 2015  

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After Hurricane Sandy: 10 Recommendations

The 25-person ULI panel made 23 specific recommendations after Hurricane Sandy in 2012, which are summarized and explained in more detail. The recommendations presented by the panel were derived from a multidisciplinary perspective.

'Grow economy with affordable housing solutions'

Samuels, meanwhile, noted that while the housing demand is high, the effective demand is much lower as many people simply cannot afford it.

DeKalb County Brownfield Revolving Loan Program Spurs Development

The Development Authority of DeKalb County, Ga. (DADC) has approved a brownfield funding request that will spur economic development within two distinct county locations.

Boom or Bust: What are the big issues facing today's residential property market?

Four of the country's most informed property pundits took turns to assess and analyse the main threats and opportunities facing the UK's residential real estate market at the Economics Research Council's recent annual property discussion.


Brownfield Stateside

Showing Who’s Boss in LaCrosse

More than 50 years after La Crosse’s gas light plant shut down, Xcel Energy is still finishing cleanup of the 4-acre site in the city, a project that has dragged on for decades and cost millions of dollars.

Experts say better planning is solution to environmental challenges

Trees and other green infrastructure features also reduce heat island effects in urban areas, which can experience significantly higher temperatures in summer months as compared to outlying areas due to the pavements and rooftops which absorb and ...

Brownfield Sites get $3.5M for Cleanup from Minnesota Council

St. Louis Park, Minn.-based Bader Development will receive nearly $600,000 to clean the ASAP Inc. printing company site. Bader is looking to secure funds for more than $1.9 million in environmental cleanup costs at a printing company site in St. Louis Park.

Banking on Portland Legislation

The Oregon House has signed off on new legislation that would help local governments clean up contaminated sites such as old gas stations, dry cleaners, factories and more.


Brownfield Public Square

Green Garage Certification Program Reveals Seven Accelerators

The Green Parking Council (GPC) has announced the first seven parking facilities in the U.S. to achieve Green Garage Certification, a comprehensive sustainability standard for existing and new parking facilities launched in 2015 and evaluating 48 elements of garage operation, programs, structure, and technology.  

Brownfield program fuels Buffalo growth

For supporters of the Brownfield Cleanup Program, there was a collective sigh of relief when the state budget agreement included a bill to extend tax credits in Upstate for an additional 10 years.

The self-healing concrete that can fix its own cracks

John Alker, director of policy at the UK Green Building Council, says the success of any new green infrastructure technology relies on innovators like Jonkers being able to demonstrate the particular benefit of a product, whether that's around cost or ...

Auburn City Council debates likely grim future for city landfill

News of the landfill's likely demise was hardly met with surprise. In November, a presentation given to the council projected the landfill would be filled to capacity in seven years, depending on intake. In January, the council voted to raise rates on ...



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