Journal article

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.

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