Greening Brownfield Properties (2010)

Client Organization: 
ExxonMobil Biomedical Sciences, Inc
Project Location : 
Various locations
Summary of Project Idea: 

The project's objective is to produce a framework for ExxonMobil to evaluate the ecological, financial, and social benefits of adopting greening strategies when redeveloping its brownfield properties. This framework will be developed through the assessment of a City of Houston owned brownfield site. Strategies that will be incorporated in this framework and be pursued in our assessment include:

  • Generating different "green" landscape designs for a specific brownfield site.
  • Assessing the ecological benefits of undertaking the different greening options.
  • Determining the social benefits of undertaking the different greening options.
  • Capturing the change in property values caused by the conversion of brownfields into greenspaces.
SEAS Faculty Advisor: 
Michael Moore
Master Students Involved in Project: 
  • Jennifer Casler, MBA/MS Sustainable Systems
  • Yang Chen, MA Applied Economics/MS Environmental Policy and Planning
  • Joshua Cregger, MS Environmental Policy and Planning
  • Scott Kalafatis, Master of Urban Planning/MS Environmental Policy and Planning
  • Timothy Meernik, MS Sustainable Systems
  • Mukesh Patir, MS Environmental Policy and Planning
  • Jingyuan Wang, MLA
Project Status: 
Past Project