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SENR Honors Thesis Presentation: A Study of End-use of Brownfield Redevelopment Projects in Ohio

Apr 19, 2013, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

An SENR Honors Thesis presentation will be held Friday, Apr. 19, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. in 460 Kottman Hall. Maoqi Sun will present A Study of End-use of Brownfield Redevelopment Projects in Ohio.

Brownfield is defined as real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. In Ohio, brownfields are defined as abandoned or underutilized properties, including but not limited to industrial and commercial facilities, where redevelopment or expansion may be complicated by possible environmental contamination. My project focused on brownfields project in Ohio received Clean Ohio Revitalization Fund (CORF). CORF is a statewide competitive grant program governed by the Clean Ohio Council in which local communities compete for grants to acquire, demolish, cleanup, and improve infrastructure on brownfields properties. The objective of my research was to determine what types of end-use those projects had, what proportion of each type of end use was, and what primary reason was that influenced the end-use of those projects.