WIT Press


Evaluating The Social, Economic, And Environmental Drivers Of Urban Brownfields Redevelopment In Santa Cruz, Bolivia

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ECO090321

Volume

122

Pages

10

Page Range

343 - 352

Published

2009

Size

384 kb

Author(s)

H. E. Wright Wendel & J. R. Mihelcic

Abstract

Throughout the developed and the developing world, brownfield sites continue to be created, even while the inventory of these sites lag behind. In the city of Santa Cruz, Bolivia, abandoned brick factories have become illegal dumps that threaten human health, the environment, and ultimately the economic viability of the communities where they are located. This paper begins to examine the driving factors behind brownfields redevelopment in Bolivia. Perceived benefits of redevelopment projects are compared to gain a better understanding of the differences and similarities that may exist between developed and developing countries. A case study of a brownfield site in Santa Cruz is explored to highlight the connections between various types of risks and the desired social and economic values and ecological functions. Keywords: brownfields redevelopment, developing world, sustainable waste management, Santa Cruz, Bolivia, sustainability, risk, greenspace, health.

Keywords

brownfields redevelopment, developing world, sustainable waste management, Santa Cruz, Bolivia, sustainability, risk, greenspace, health