2014 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 19:11:44 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] A global look at Brownfields (from Australia)
Industrial sites of old can be the cities of the future

by Lorraine Farrelly
The Conversation (Australia)
September 1, 2014

The buildings from our recent industrial past can offer some exciting new places for the future, with a heritage character and sense of place. With some creative thinking and ambition, these sites can be be reinvented as part of the sustainable future of the city.

Defined as brownfields in urban planning terms, these sites are often positioned in areas that have transport infrastructure in place, but which offer other challenges. Land may be contaminated by previous industrial uses or require substantial investment to make the site viable for development.

The difficulty with these sites is that it is often cheaper and easier to develop “greenfield” land on the periphery. Ownership issues can be easier and initial investment to decontaminate land on brownfield areas can be prohibitive.


For the entire article, see
http://theconversation.com/industrial-sites-of-old-can-be-the-cities- of-the-future-30050


Lenny Siegel
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