Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Community Development

The Green Issue - Volume 20, Issue 2

Community Investments

In this issue of Community Investments, we highlight efforts that demonstrate a growing commitment by the community development field to taking environmental concerns into account. The articles in this issue illustrate how developers, investors, and grassroots organizations are finding creative and effective ways to bundle environmentally responsible outcomes with community development ends.

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Table of Contents

CI Notebook
Introduction by Naomi Cytron

It’s Getting Easier to be Green: Cultivating the Intersections between Community Development and Environmental Sustainability
Naomi Cytron

Industrial Decline and the Opportunities and Challenges of Brownfield Redevelopment
Michael R. Greenberg, Henry Mayer, Karen Lowrie and Judith Shaw

Case Study: Transforming a Brownfield in Baltimore
Greg Lewis

Re-Building It Green
Jennifer Somers

Environmental Justice
Vivian Pacheco

Triple-Bottom Line Investing: Balancing Financial, Social and Environmental Returns
Jed Emerson, Tim Freundlich, and Shari Berenbach