Tag: Brownfield

What Do Environmental Engineers and Environmental Scientists Do?

A five-year redevelopment effort turned the City of Glendale, Wisconsin’s former Bender Road Landfill site into a vibrant community park and collegiate-level baseball facility. By Scott Wilson, PSS On the highest level, environmental engineering has two goals. The first is to help correct the mistakes of the past that have led to the environmental issues… Read More »

Demystifying Brownfields for Communities

By Matt Ashby, AICP CUD Brownfield redevelopment is something many communities encounter, but few are ever prepared for. Working with the alphabet soup of acronyms from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) can be challenging at best, yet with a little patience, this program can help advance downtown redevelopment. In short, communities may be able to… Read More »

Catalyst Development Starts with Solid Brand

By Matt Ashby, AICP, CUD The term “catalyst” is defined as someone or something that initiates change, and the word has become quite popular in redevelopment circles. But if “catalyst” still smacks of jargon, here’s a translation of what it means in the redevelopment world: A catalyst is a place where a developer sees investment… Read More »