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23 redevelopment projects win $15 million to turn old industrial brownfields into new housing, helping to revitalize 15 cities

In Minnesota, 12 indoor “cultural malls” have just won $3 million to help revitalize Main Streets in BIPOC neighborhoods

49 coastal resilience projects in 28 states funded with $97.8 million to restore dunes, mangroves, marshes, reefs and floodplains

New $50 million “Waterways for Wildlife Initiative” program expands “Northern Plains Riparian Restoration Initiative” to 10 states

In a bit of climate irony, Saudi Arabia will use oil money to financially support UNCCD’s goal of halving degraded land by 2040

A Maryland program that has created 30,000 jobs has awarded six communities another $9 million in Historic Revitalization Tax Credits

$8.4 million investment to restore “machair” ecosystems will also help economically revitalize local farming communities

Thirteen environmental restoration projects in three U.S. states win $103 million to boost coastal health, wealth and resilience

Redeveloper selected in long-term quest to equitably revitalize 86-acre site of failed, badly-planned sports stadium in Florida

A new 3-way partnership will help reignite Appalachian region economies in 43 counties while restoring natural resources

New Canadian-U.S. bridge wins green award for using brownfield land, and for helping to revitalize communities on both sides

RECONOMICS: A large city and a small village have each just won $10 million from this state’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative

After 200 years of industrial contamination, island is repurposed, renewed & reconnected as vibrant New York waterfront community

America’s restoration economy accelerates with $6.7 billion in EPA loans for $15 billion in water infrastructure renewal projects

In a historic downtown, the adaptive reuse of a former factory building creates the “Idea Factory,” with a green roof & public space

California-based Greenlining Institute gets $10 million from Bezos Earth Fund to boost resilience & revitalize communities of color

Does your state offer grants & low-interest loans to equitably revitalize underserved communities by redeveloping brownfields?

On Roosevelt Island, New York City residents can now enjoy yet another revitalized public park that’s been made more storm-resilient

Re-industrializing town’s revitalized future draws near with $69 million remediation of 1600-acre former Bethlehem Steel site

A working waterfront in California is about to get revitalized by reconnecting it to the city, and to the Oregon-Mexico trail system

RECONOMICS: As this 102-acre former U.S. Army base is being redeveloped and revitalized, a welcoming, green neighborhood is emerging

A California neighborhood is revitalized as a vacant lot becomes a restorative garden celebrating Latin American culture & ecology

Fishing community economies poised to revitalize as the largest oyster restoration project in America is successfully completed

In Africa, UNDP launches “Sahel Offer”, to be the largest-ever effort to regenerate the region’s economy, environment and societies

In Saint Paul, Minnesota, this “regenerative house” reuses materials, preserves trees and complements the historic neighborhood

68-acre site of a dead shopping mall will be repurposed and revitalized into a transit-friendly downtown Phoenix neighborhood

RECONOMICS: In example to coastal U.S. states, Virginia unveils Coastal Resilience Master Plan to protect communities & military bases

Some U.S. states take revitalization seriously. This one’s six revitalization programs just gave $63 million to 214 community projects

An 1814 building will be renovated to house and support homeless veterans, and to help revitalize a historic district in New Jersey

This fast-growing city forgot to leave space for a public park, so they created a beautiful park on the roof of a massive transit depot