ENVE 3995-001: Brownfield Redevelopment (Conversion Opportunity)

Instructor: Maria Chrysochoou

While this is not an Honors course, Prof. Chrysochoou welcomes Honors students of all majors and would be happy to offer Honors conversions for interested students.

How do you get from an abandoned, potentially polluted property to a micro-brewery or modern apartment complex? 

Connecticut has a rich industrial history, which has resulted in thousands of abandoned sites throughout the state. The investigation, remediation and redevelopment of these sites requires skilled personnel in environmental law, financial and real estate analysis, land use and urban planning, public policy, environmental science and engineering and landscape architecture.

The course will bring students in contact with active professionals and CT municipalities, who will provide practical knowledge of the process, with real world examples.

  • Learn the issues from professionals
  • Work with CT communities on real projects
  • No prerequisites
  • All majors welcome

There will be an optional follow-up practicum to ENVE 3995 in the Spring.

Check out cbi.uconn.edu for more information about the Connecticut Brownfield Initiative. It was also featured in this UConn Today article.