One of the primary goals of the Brownfields Center is to facilitate the
exchange of information among groups and communities working on brownfields
issues and to increase the ability of community groups to participate
effectively in brownfields redevelopment. On this page are links to resources
that will aid in the process.
The Brownfields Resource Database contains information on hundreds of
brownfield groups, programs, and companies, and is searchable in a variety of
ways. You may want to search for local government brownfield initiatives in your
community, community groups nearby that have successfully completed brownfield
projects, brownfield developers in your area, or any number of other groups that
could help you in you brownfields cleanup and development efforts.
The Brownfields Glossary contains plain English
descriptions of key terms associated with brownfields remediation and redevelopment.
Brownfields FAQs (frequently asked questions) are some
of the questions most commonly posed about brownfields remediation and redevelopment.
The Brownfields Bibliography provides references
to sources of more information on brownfields and, in many cases, notes on how
to obtain the listed publications.
The Brownfields Center also provides the material hand-outs or "tool kits"
from ELI-sponsored brownfields workshops and trainings. The Clearwater,
Florida Workshop Tool Kit serves as the resource for the June 2004 Building
Sustainable Communities: From Brownfields to Healthy People Workshop,
which educated community leaders from various sectors and prompted successful
discussion. While the majority of the materials in the Florida Workshop Tool
Kit concern the local state, all of the examples are applicable to other communitites
and situations across the U.S. A second ELI-sponsored workshop held in 2004,
The Future of Community Health through Brownfields Redevelopment, offered
the city of New Bedford, Massachusetts a similar opportunity to explore the
link between public health issues and urban redevelopment challenges. The New
Bedford, Massachusetts Workshop Tool Kit stands as a user-friendly reference
for facts on brownfields laws (on the local, state, and federal levels), brownfields
contamination, public participation, public health concerns, and innovative
Search the Brownfields Resource Database
Look Up a Term in the Brownfields Glossary
Read Brownfields Frequently Asked Questions
Find a Source in the Bibliography