WIT Press


Brownfields Redevelopment As A Catalyst For Creating Sustainable Cities

Price

Free (open access)

Volume

39

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

1,215 kb

Paper DOI

10.2495/URS000131

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

E. Walkowiak & D. Frazier

Abstract

Cities worldwide suffer from similar ills, which include deteriorating urban areas and their burgeoning suburbs, traffic congestion and declining environmental quality. Traditional command-and-control environmental regulation can exacerbate these problems. Environmental policies of the U.S. and other countries with similar environmental policy approaches can unwittingly spur development of farmland and open space outside city centers rather than encourage the wiser use of existing infrastructure and other resources in urban areas. One of the unintended consequences of U.S. environmental law is a legacy of legal and financial disincentives to reuse of abandoned or underutilized properties in urban areas. In many cases, such properties reside in or near blighted neighborhoods that

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