Civic readiness for redevelopment

Run-down, potentially contaminated properties – also known as brownfields – can be a drain on the community, but they can also be an opportunity for activating relationships and community strengths.

A “brownfield” is a property that the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the potential presence of hazardous substances, pollutants or contaminants. Cleaning up and reinvesting in these properties increases tax bases, contributes to job growth, uses existing infrastructure, takes development pressures away from undeveloped land, and improves and protects the environment.
Brownfields can also be an opportunity for activating relationships and community strengths. In this video, Civic Nebraska’s Daniel Bennett shares a tool to assess the readiness of the relationships and community capacities you’ll need for successful redevelopment.

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