Inderscience Publishers

Brownfields redevelopment issues revisited

The value of revitalising contaminated or brownfield sites has gained widespread acceptance. The efforts at remediation and eventual redevelopment of these sites involve several stakeholders, because the exercise directly impacts a number of different interests. The key issues to be resolved for the successful rejuvenation of brownfields are technical, legal, financial, future land use and community issues. Satisfactory resolution of these issues results in a happy confluence of interests working together to ensure the full exploitation of these underused assets. This paper fully discusses the issues and the attendant obstacles to redevelopment of brownfield sites, and examines some of the more successful approaches that have been employed.

Keywords: brownfields, urban redevelopment

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