|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Thu, 1 Feb 2018 20:07:40 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] Milwaukee's Menomonee Valley, Wisconsin|
From brownfield to model for sustainable development, Menomonee Valley is booming BY EDGAR MENDEZ Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service (WI) January 22, 2018 For thousands of years the Menomonee Valley consisted of wild rice marshes inhabited by Native American tribes, but by the early 1800s, when Milwaukee was considered the “machine shop of the world,” the valley was its engine, according to Corey Zetts, executive director of Menomonee Valley Partners (MVP). But the Menomonee Valley devolved in the 1980s and ‘90s, a victim of deindustrialization. “When industry died there, the valley was decimated,” Zetts said. What remained were hundreds of acres of inaccessible brownfield, a trash-strewn river, sparsely used railroad tracks and empty shells of companies that once employed thousands, explained Zetts, leader of the nonprofit created in 1999 and tasked with revitalizing the valley. … For the entire article, see http://milwaukeenns.org/2018/01/22/from-brownfield-to-model-for-sustainable-development-menomonee-valley-is-booming/ -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center P.O. Box 998, Mountain View, CA 94042 Voice/Fax: 650/961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Brownfields mailing list Brownfields@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/brownfields-cpeo.org
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