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|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Environmental justice, urban revitalization, and brownfields : the search for authentic signs of hope.|
|CORP Author||National Environmental Justice Advisory Council, Washington, DC.|
|Publisher||United States Environmental Protection Agency,|
|Report Number||EPA 500-R-96-002|
|Additional Subjects||Abandoned sites ; Legal aspects ; Urban revitalization ; Urban development ; Partnerships ; Public sector ; Private sector ; Pilot sites ; Debate issues ; Recommendations ; Community visions ; Environmental justice ; Public participation ; Brownfields Redevelopment Program|
|Collation||viii, 76 pages ; 28 cm|
The vision of environmental justice is the development of a holistic, bottomup, community-based, multiissue, cross-cutting, integrative, and unifying paradigm for achieving healthy and sustainable communities--both urban and rural. In the context of ecological peril, economic dysfunctionality, infrastructure decay, racial polarization, social turmoil, cultural disorientation, and spiritual malaise which grips urban America at the end of the 20th century, environmental justice is indeed a much needed breath of fresh air. Tragically, many positive developments have been rendered invisible behind the curtain of a sensationalism-oriented mass media. However, there is no denying that great resilience exists in the economic, cultural, and spiritual life of America's communities. There are many stellar accomplishments, entrepreneurial successes, and significant victories--both big and small. Hence, an abiding goal of the Public Dialogues on Urban Revitalization and Brownfields was the constant search for authentic signs of hope.
"December 1996." "EPA 500-R-96-002." A Report on the "Public Dialogues on Urban Revitalization and Brownfields: Envisioning Healthy and Sustainable Communities." Includes bibliographical references.