Abstract

Brownfield sites have many negative ramifications on a local area which includes loss of economy, decline in land use value and potential hazard to human health and the environment. Despite the efforts on redeveloping brownfields, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) claims that over 10,000 known contaminated or potentially contaminated sites remain across Minnesota and thousands are likely to exist but have not been identified and recorded. The objectives of this study are to map the brownfield sites in Minneapolis based on the information provided by the regulatory sources and to categorize and analyze all the sites on the basis of location, area coverage and land use type using GIS tools and techniques.

Advisor

Forrest Wilkerson

First Committee Member

Rama Mohapatra

Second Committee Member

Cynthia Miller

Date of Degree

2015

Language

english

Document Type

Thesis

Degree

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Geography

College

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License

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