||Air and water quality impacts of brownfields redevelopment a study of five communities. [electronic resource] :
||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response.; Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization,
Brownfields--United States. ;
Hazardous waste site remediation--Environmental aspects--United States. ;
Urban renewal. ;
Air quality impacts ;
Water quality impacts ;
Sensitivity analyses ;
Air emissions ;
Personal vehicle energy use ;
Stormwater runoff ;
Pollutant loads ;
Water pollution ;
Air pollution ;
Brownfield Redevelopment Programs Redevelopment Programs ;
Conventional scenarios ;
Seattle (Washington) ;
Minneapolis Saint Paul (Minnesota) ;
Emeryville (California) ;
Dallas-Fort Worth (Texas) ;
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||1 online resource (91 p.) : digital, PDF file.
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.
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.
"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.