Brownfield Remediation:
Solutions for Urban Agriculture

Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for
ENVR 401 Environmental Research

December 2002

Due to the history of industrial and urban pollution, many sites that are potentially desirable for urban agriculture are simply too polluted to safely grow food. These contaminated sites are known as brownfields. As a solution to this problem, there are a number of soil remediation techniques available with varying cost, timeframe, accessibility and effectiveness. The goal of this project was to prepare a guide for community organizations addressing the topic of brownfield remediation as a solution for urban agriculture.


Research Team:
Alexandra Heinegg
Patricia Maragos
Edmund Mason
Jane Rabinowicz
Gloria Straccini
Heather Walsh

Project Supervisor:
Prof. Madhav G. Badami,
School of Urban Planning and MSE

Project Report Contents:
Executive Summary
Our Client
The Guide

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