|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Thu, 1 Dec 2011 13:13:41 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] "Urban Farming -- A Practical Guide for Interim Use"|
Urban Farming -- A Practical Guide for Interim Use By Markus B. Niebanck Brownfield RenewalWith no sign of an economic recovery anywhere on the horizon, the new- development and redevelopment real estate market promises to be flat for a long time. And when life is breathed back in, renewed vitality will occur first in the most obvious places: Locations where economic success is perceived as virtually guaranteed.
For property with known or suspected environmental contamination, particularly if this land is situated in lower income communities and neighborhoods not in or adjacent to areas with conventionally attractive economic attributes, the renaissance will not occur until the recovery is well under way.
While inner city urban communities are among those hardest hit by this recession, the future prospects for investment and development are not as bleak as in years past. A continued rise in the cost of energy will motivate a consequent increase in the utility of city- center dwelling, working and recreation, which in turn will bring redevelopment dollars and jobs to areas in greatest need. This said, immediate urban community struggles with crime, employment, and health aren’t lessened by the prospect of a transit-oriented development project that might break ground in 2020. But while the struggles aren’t diminished, its prospect may motivate interim community strategies that would not otherwise exist.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.brownfieldrenewal.com/news- urban_farming____a_practical_guide_for_interim_use_-166.html
-- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope Street, Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650-961-8918 or 650-969-1545 Fax: 650-961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Brownfields mailing list Brownfields@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/brownfields-cpeo.org
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