Program: Sustainable Management Bachelor's
Host Company: Department of Natural Resources Brownfield
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin (onsite)
Student: Elizabeth Noyce
My case study titled, “An Analysis of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resource’s Milwaukee Brownfield Initiative: Impacts on the Triple Bottom Line” includes a detailed investigation into three different sites within the City of Milwaukee’s Menomonee Valley. The study also includes a general overview of contamination and the affects it has on the triple bottom line, clean up response, examples of remediated land in the City of Milwaukee, the government entities involved, benefits of brownfield remediation and redevelopment, and information on the Menomonee Valley Partners.
The purpose of this project is to provide a comprehensive analysis on what a brownfield is, what causes land to become a brownfield, and the benefits and consequences that contamination and successful brownfield redevelopment pose on the environmental, social, and economic aspect of the triple bottom line. Discussing the importance of this type of work was also an objective because the author believes outreach and environmental advocacy play valuable roles in the sustainability realm. The more the common public know about sustainable practices, the more interest and advocacy can be built.