1999 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: "Robert G. Paterson" <rgfp@mail.utexas.edu>
Date: Thu, 25 Mar 1999 16:52:21 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: Re: Date term Brownfields first used

Well, as much as I like Charlie, I think the environmental and economic
development dimensions of the term "brownfield" pre-dates the 1990's. 
see for example:

n163. The terms "greenfield" and "brownfield" are standard parlance,
especially in the steel industry, to describe, 
respectively, new sites for development and existing sites for
modernization of current facilities. See, e.g., U.S.
COMPETITIVENESS 309 (1980). as cited in Copyright (c) Iowa Law School
1988. Iowa University,  October, 1988,  74 Iowa L. Rev. 1,  83418 words,
ARTICLE: Prevention of Significant Deterioration: Control-Compelling
Versus Site-Shifting +,  Craig N. Oren

Christine Anderson wrote:
> In response to Dan's request for information on the term brownfield in its
> current usage.
> The Northeast-Midwest Institute sponsored a conference with EDA in Chicago
> in June 1991 titled, "New Use for Old Buildings."  This conference was the
> first to look at how environmental issues AND economic development play out
> together at the local/project level.  The term was used during a discussion
> lead by Charles Bartsch in the course of that conference.
> Christine Anderson
> At 08:42 AM 3/23/99 -0800, you wrote:
> >
> >
> >Trying to research the genesis of the term brownfield.  When first used who
> >may have coined it etc.  Thanks.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >

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