More than 1,700 brownfields sit abandoned on main streets and in neighborhoods in almost every municipality across Alberta. These properties blight our landscapes, contaminate surrounding land and water, and are barriers to economic and social development.
At a time of economic uncertainty and increased concern about the state of the environment, brownfield redevelopment provides an important opportunity for Alberta. Municipalities, the province and the private sector need to collaborate on solutions that promote economic development, protect the environment and improve Alberta’s reputation as a responsible steward of natural resources.
This hub provides municipalities with information and resources to support brownfield redevelopment and illustrates the importance of collaboration on this issue.