New Life For Greyfields And Brownfields

Don't give up on greyfields and brownfields. Smart growth offers redevelopment prospects.

"Americans are learning that sprawl kills. Sprawl contributes to high rates of many serious illnesses and premature deaths, related especially to physical inactivity and obesity. Sprawl kills downtowns and rural towns. Sprawl kills farmland and places with environmental importance.""Greyfields and brownfields are like trash left in the wake of fast-moving sprawl. Yet both are becoming major new opportunities for redevelopment because of population growth and increasing demand for housing closer in, nearer to what cities have to offer."

Thanks to Jayashree Narayana

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