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The Restoration Economy by Storm Cunningham

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9Restoring Our Brownfields: Industrial Sites, Ports, and Military Bases

Brownfields have emerged as the preeminent economic development issue of the 1990s. Communities all across the country have had to address the legacy of their past in the context of contamination, complexity, and uncertainty.… [A]s important as these initial successes are, the potential exists for even greater activity.

Charles Bartsch, “Coping with Contamination” in H. J. Rafson and R. N. Rafson, eds., Brownfields: Redeveloping Environmentally Distressed Properties, 1999

What was once a lovely green expanse of rolling hills in Woburn, Massachusetts has been used, since 1853, as an industrial site for the production of pesticides, leather, chemicals, and munitions. ...

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