Show Me How: Brownfields Redevelopment in Economically Distressed Areas

As part of USEPA’s Re-Development Academy, part 3 of the 3-part webinar series focused on successful brownfield redevelopments in economically distressed areas. Each site story explained site conditions prior to redevelopment; the tools and approaches used to identify opportunities and constraints and reposition the property; market activities and how buyers were identified; and the deal[…]

Using CPTED Design Principles to Create Safer Neighborhoods: Establishing a Baseline of Data

As our nation debates a range of public safety and policing issues, the planning community can do its part by creating built environments that intentionally deter crime. The National Institute of Crime Prevention has a professional designation of Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) that provides multi-disciplinary training on the architectural and design elements that[…]

Creative Solar Investment Partnership Yields Community Benefits

Changing a site to something productive takes vision and persistence over a long period of time. This type of work also requires new and creative partnerships. The Overland Jeep 80-acre site in Toledo, Ohio is a great example of working partnerships. From 1888 to 2006, the site was home to Toledo’s century-old automobile manufacturing hub,[…]

Karen Rogalski

Karen Rogalski

Karen Rogalski has been the Project Coordinator for the Cherry St. Legacy Project in disinvested neighborhoods around Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center since 2008. This project is data-driven, evidence-based and neighborhood-led. She improves the health of the community holistically. Karen co-chairs Safe and Healthy Homes Toledo-Lucas County. She is a partner in ICP (Innovative Crime[…]