Campaign For A Sustainable Calumet Region
|Description:||Summary: The Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) developed a model community participation process for the cleanup and responsible reuse of brownfield sites in Southeast Chicago.
Environmental Results/Products: CNT developed a brownfield slide show, a “Bill of Rights” outlining general criteria for cleanup and reuse of brownfield sites in Southeast Chicago, and brownfield fact sheets: The Challenge of Brownfields: Recycling Old Industrial Property into Opportunities for Community Redevelopment and A Community Checklist for Identifying Potential Environmental Hazards at Old Commercial or Industrial Sites.
The report, “Recycling Contaminated Land: A Community Resource Guide” is available at: http://www.cnt.org/sus_man/bf3.htm on the Internet. There have been over 1200 visits to this site.
Through community group input, CNT identified priority brownfield sites in Southeast Chicago. These include USX South Works, Wisconsin Steel, Anderson/Schroud LTV property, West Pullman brownfields cluster near 119th/Halstead and a 25 acre parcel south of Altgeld Gardens. A working group met periodically to discuss local brownfields issues. Regular participants included Community Workshop on Economic Development, Mexican Community Committee, Southeast Environmental Task Force, Chicago State Neighborhood Assistance Center, People for Community Recovery, Citizens for a Better Environment and the Chicago Legal Clinic. Priorities for the working group members included establishing a training program at a local educational institution to provide residents with the capacity to access environmental technician and cleanup jobs, identifying methods to influence brownfields redevelopment decisions at the larger sites, and promoting sustainable redevelopment of brownfield sites.
Below is a list of organizations with individual contacts that are funding this project.
Organizations Receiving Funding
Below is a list of organizations with individual contacts that are receiving funding for this project.
Below is a list of associated organizations that are NOT giving or receiving funding for this project.
Chicago Legal Clinic, Inc. - Partner
2938 E. 91st Street
Chicago, Illinois 60617
Chicago State Neighborhood Assistance Center - Partner
Dept. of Geography, Sociology, Economics & Anthropology
Chicago State University, 321 Williams Science Ctr.
Chicago, Illinois 60628-1598
One East Hazelwood Drive; Champaign, IL; 61820; (800) 407-0261; firstname.lastname@example.org