Overview: Brownfield redevelopment specialists and site managers manage and oversee cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated properties. These properties can be used for future commercial, residential or other uses. They inspect these sites and identify potential contaminants and damages and make recommendations for cleanup.
Geographers at work: Brownfield redevelopment specialists and site managers must have extensive knowledge of environmental laws and cleanup procedures. Many use mapping software such as GIS in their work. Brownfield redevelopment specialists must also be aware of local, state and federal codes to make sure that the site that is currently being redeveloped is meeting standards.
Skills: Geographic information systems (GIS), sustainability, human-environment relations, city planning, location analysis.
Written by Kaleigh Shuler