Barriers to Brownfield Redevelopment: Lessons Learned from Two Great Lakes States
SL Coffin, A Shepherd
Public Works Management & Policy | SAGE Publications | Published : 1998
This article examines the barriers to brownfield redevelopment through a case study analysis of four cities in two Great Lakes states. Four key barriers are identified and investigated: legal liability, limited information, limited financial resources, and limited demand for the properties. Perceived liability emerges as a dominant barrier, and one that compounds the other three barriers. The article analyzes how and why liability perceptions affect stakeholder behavior and provides lessons learned for promoting brownfield redevelopment.