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Main Title Air and water quality impacts of brownfields redevelopment a study of five communities. [electronic resource] :
Other Authors
Swartwood, Stacy.;
Thomas, John V.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response.; Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization,
Year Published 2011
Report Number EPA-560-F-10-232
Stock Number PB2012-111194
OCLC Number 794594645
Subjects Brownfields--United States.; Hazardous waste site remediation--Environmental aspects--United States.; Urban renewal.; Brownfields--Case studies.
Additional Subjects Air quality impacts; Water quality impacts; Implications; Sensitivity analyses; Air emissions; Personal vehicle energy use; Stormwater runoff; Pollutant loads; Comparisons; Water pollution; Air pollution; Brownfield Redevelopment Programs Redevelopment Programs; Conventional scenarios; Seattle (Washington); Minneapolis Saint Paul (Minnesota); Emeryville (California); Dallas-Fort Worth (Texas); Baltimore (Maryland)
Internet Access
Description Access URL
http://www.epa.gov/brownfields/BFEnvironImpacts042811.pdf
Holdings
Library   Call Number Additional Info Location Last
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Status
EJBD POD Internet only Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 06/04/2012
NTIS PB2012-111194 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 10/24/2012
Collation 1 online resource (91 p.) : digital, PDF file.
Abstract
A number of previous studies have compared the environmental performance of specific brownfield redevelopments with similar projects built on undeveloped greenfield sites, which often are located in less dense and less accessible areas. These studies generally examined a single brownfield or infill development and entailed extensive site-specific analysis. The comparison greenfields generally accommodated the same number of residential units and commercial square footage, but their designs typically used more acreage per employee or per residence and were less location efficient. A review of 12 of these studies concluded that the brownfield and infill developments result in significant environmental benefits compared to their greenfield counterparts (Appendix A). However, making broader quantitative assessments of other brownfield redevelopment around the country requires a methodology that is more easily transferable. This study tests an analytical approach to quantifying the environmental impacts of multiple redevelopment projects in a given municipal area in a manner that can be replicated in other regions. The method was applied to five cities and their surrounding areas-Seattle, Washington; Baltimore, Maryland; Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota; Emeryville, California; and Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas. These municipal areas correspond approximately to metropolitan statistical areas as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Notes
Title from title screen (viewed May 25, 2012). Includes bibliographical references. "April 2011." "EPA 560-F-10-232." "This document was prepared for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization (OBLR). The project management team consisted of Stacy Swartwood of OBLR and John V. Thomas of the EPA's Office of Sustainable Communities"--Acknowledgements.
Contents Notes
"This study tests an analytical approach to quantifying the environmental impacts of multiple redevelopment projects in a given municipal area in a manner that can be replicated in other regions. The method was applied to five cities and their surrounding areas -- Seattle, Washington; Baltimore, Maryland; Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota; Emeryville, California; and Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas. These municipal areas correspond approximately to metropolitan statistical areas as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau"--P. 1.