Established in 1998 at the E. J. Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy, the National Center for Neighborhood and Brownfields Redevelopment is a pre-eminent university-based center focused on themes of service and research for the promotion of neighborhood and brownfields redevelopment. The Center seeks to:
- Help community leaders in urban neighborhoods to understand the complex inter-relationships between brownfields and neighborhood redevelopment and provide them with tools to build local capacity for successful neighborhood revitalization planning.
- Work with US Department of Energy and colleagues at other universities to study and help resolve critical issues at contaminated US nuclear weapon legacy sites.
- Conduct research into issues related to smart growth, sprawl reduction, environmental impact analysis, green building, housing and urban revitalization using spatial analysis models, public surveys, policy analysis and case study methods.
The Center is committed to transferring its knowledge and expertise to others to promote urban revitalization and sustainable reuses for brownfields sites. Our staff is actively engaged in teaching graduate, undergraduate and online professional courses at the Bloustein School; presenting and moderating discussion panels at professional, non-profit, and government-sponsored conferences; and providing technical assistance to organizations as they address specific brownfields-related problems or issues. Read the Center's brochure.