|Date:||Mon, 5 Jun 2000 13:46:03 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||Re: [CPEO-BIF] brownfields reading list suggestion -- please advise.|
Hi Laura and list: Please make these recommendations to the entire list. As noted in a previous query, I also teach a six week summer course on brownfield redevelopment (3rd year now) and the material I use is constantly shifting based on stuff I pick up from brownfields conferences, this list, and as the academic literature expands. I used the American Bar Association text on Brownfields as a primary reading one year with a Course-pak reader, but that text has become too out dated (IMHO). I have found that real field case studies of different types of brownfields (e.g., developer initiated, public/private deals, full public responsibility), at different phases of planning/assessment/cleanup/reuse, and of different types (landfills, utilities, industrial etc.,) works best. Bringing in practitioners to describe experiences helps planners understand the different professions that they must coordinate with to make redevelopment successful. In addition, I think the readings become more meaningful and student discussions are more sophisticated as a result of field trips and presentations. It means several field trips, but students really seem to enjoy it and learn. On materials, I'm still deciding myself, but I'll send along a bibliography when I'm done. Here's a quick synopsis of what the class covers this summer: 1. How did the brownfields issue evolve? 2. What federal and state laws frame and govern the cleanup and reuse of brownfields (the shadow of Superfund and other types of environmental liability) 3. What unique dilemmas do Brownfields pose for property appraisal and real estate financing (dealing with site stigma) 4. Environmental Site Assessment (Phase I/II and Risk-Based Corrective Action) 5. Remediation/Cleanup Technologies/Approaches (Groundwater, soils and mixed media--plus special focus on institutional controls) 6. Limiting Environmental Liability (Voluntary cleanup programs, environmental insurance, and other federal/state tools). 7. Financing brownfield redevelopment (federal, state and local financial assistance/leveraging resources) 8. Brownfield redevelopment strategies (Lessons from the field-multiple sources-emphasis on a sustainable community planning approach as a normative model) 9. Spot light on Texas leaders: The Dallas Showcase Community Program and U.S. EPA Region 6 (Dallas field trip) 10. Spot light on Texas leaders: The TNRCC VCP 11. Lessons Learned: Summary of Best Practices/Questions that still need answers Likely field trips this year: Austin - Seaholm Power Station Reuse Project Austin - Poleyard Apartment Project Austin - Landfill Redevelopment Project San Antonio Housing Authority Projects San Antonio Military Base Closure Projects Dallas - Landfill/Environmental Research Center and other Showcase Program Projects Always interested in friendly suggestions for things you would add to such a course. Best Regards, Bob -- Robert G. Paterson, Associate Professor Graduate Program in Community and Regional Planning The University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712-1160 512.471.0734, 512.471.0716 (Fax), email@example.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ To read CPEO's archived Brownfields messages visit http://www.cpeo.org/lists/brownfields If this email has been forwarded to you and you'd like to subscribe, please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ___________________________________________________________ T O P I C A The Email You Want. http://www.topica.com/t/16 Newsletters, Tips and Discussions on Your Favorite Topics
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