At the federal level, ASCE advocates for the restoration of "brownfields" sites to useful purposes, particularly through reauthorization of the Brownfields Revitalization and Environmental Restoration Act of 2002. This program provides federal funding for the redevelopment of brownfields sites.
- According to the U.S. Conference of Mayors, 172 cities estimated that they collectively have more than 23,810 brownfields sites, with the average size of a brownfield site being between five and 15 acres. Also, 158 cities collectively estimated that their brownfield properties comprised 96,039 acres of land, representing potential new jobs and land tax revenue.
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