Incentive factors that affect the redevelopment of brownfield sites in New Jersey
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
Master of Science
Environmental Policy Studies
Lederman, Peter B.
Jackson, Nancy L.
Somers, Mark John
Hazardous wastes--Environmental aspects
Industrial management--Environmental aspects
This thesis sought to address three main questions:
· Are brownfields a significant problem in New Jersey and its municipalities?
· What factors have contributed to brownfields' continued existence?
· What factors are most important for correcting brownfields in the state?
The study involved surveying Federal and state agencies, NonGovernmental Organizations (NGOs) and municipalities that work with brownfields. It involved a survey questionnaire, followed by a detailed telephone interview to determine municipalities' satisfaction with actions and policies taken by state agencies on brownfield redevelopment.
Eight Federal and state agencies and NGOs participated, along with ten municipalities from around the state. The major findings were: brownfields are a significant problem at all levels; urban blight and liability provisions have contributed to the continued existence of brownfields; and liability relief and additional funding are the most needed incentives for correcting brownfields.
njit-etd1998-026 (146 pages ~ 6,378 KB pdf)
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