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Landscape Architecture Magazine
"Intense interest in brownfields has produced many technical books on remediation. Principles of Brownfield Regeneration (its title a nod to John Lyle''s regenerative approach) aims to be ''a brief, concise, clear primer'' to guide professionals, officials, and activists in planning brownfield projects. For the most part. it succeeds very well. . . . Several landscape architecture firms are making good livings from brownfields; some are consultants, while others buy and remediate not-too-toxic sites suitable for regeneration via planting and soil treatment. Many more landscape professionals could get involved, but lack the basics to take the plunge. This book provides a real service, an economic opportunity in hard times. . . . Without explicitly saying so, Principles of Brownfield Regeneration is an extremely timely condemnation of bottom-line values, lacking creativity or civic conscience, that accept land dereliction as a nonnal cost of doing business."