Brownfields Research Consortium
The UW-Milwaukee Brownfields Research Consortium is a partnership among UWM faculty, government agencies, businesses, and nonprofit organizations involved in the cleanup and redevelopment of brownfield properties. Brownfields are 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. The goal of the partnership is to bring together an interdisciplinary team of researchers with brownfields stakeholders to develop research projects and other activities that will reduce barriers to brownfields redevelopment. The Consortium is supported and housed in the College of Letters and Science and is part of the Consortium for Economic Opportunity.
The UWM Brownfields Research Consortium faculty meets with brownfields stakeholders in the Milwaukee area to identify research needs and preferences. Meetings have already been held with representatives from the City of Milwaukee Department of City Development, the Sixteenth Street Community Health Center, and Menomonee Valley Partners. Once additional key stakeholders have been identified and contacted, a large group meeting will be held to develop the research agenda for the Consortium.
In the News
Reclaiming the Valley, UWM Today, Vol. 6(3) Fall 2004 (pdf 142k)