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Principles of Brownfield Regeneration


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Justin B. Hollander, AICP, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University. He is the author of Polluted and Dangerous: America's Worst Abandoned Properties and What Can Be Done About Them. Niall G. Kirkwood, FASLA is Professor of Landscape Architecture and Technology and Director for the Center for Technology and Environment at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. He is the author of Manufactured Sites: Rethinking the Post-Industrial Landscape. Julia L. Gold, is the Assistant Director of Renewable Energy and Green Jobs at Bristol Community College. She recently received a Master's in Arts from the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University.


"This book presents a comprehensive roadmap for redeveloping brownfields in the twenty-first century. The authors take the reader through the process from A to Z, identify potential pitfalls, and provide practical case studies."
--William J. Penn "President and CEO, Clean Land Fund "
"This concise, accessible book is packed with updated information, web links, and insights from the field. It demystifies common pollutants and remediation processes, and elucidates the strategies behind brownfield redevelopment and site design. Nice diagrams and photos appear throughout, and the case studies are diverse, non-technical, and interesting."
--Robert Simons "Professor of Urban Planning and Real Estate, Cleveland State University "
"Intense interest in brownfields has produced many technical books on remediation. Principles of Brownfield Regeneration (its title a nod to John Lyle's regenerative approach) aims to be 'a brief, concise, clear primer' to guide professionals, officials, and activists in planning brownfield projects. For the most part, it succeeds very well. . . . Several landscape architecture firms are making good livings from brownfields. . . . Many more landscape professionals could get involved, but lack the basics to take the plunge. This book provides a real service, an economic opportunity in hard times. . . . Without explicitly saying so, Principles of Brownfield Regeneration is an extremely timely condemnation of bottom-line values, lacking creativity or civic conscience, that accept land dereliction as a normal cost of doing business."
--Landscape Architecture Magazine
"Anyone who needs to get up to speed on brownfields will wear this book out."
"In essence, the pragmatic nature of this book enables a quick read for anyone wishing to become familiar with brownfields. While the target audiences for the book includes planning students at undergraduate and graduate levels and people new to the field of planning and development, the book's readability applies to a broader audience. However, for academics well versed in brownfield remediation, this book provides little in the way of new information or rigorous methodology. Nevertheless, the book succeeds in its aim of explaining brownfield remediation in an accessible manner."
--Journal of Planning Education and Research
"An interesting read and one that is a pleasure to recommend."
--Journal of Urban Design

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