Was it Blight?
Blight is the process through which a previously functioning city, or part of a city, falls into disrepair and decrepitude. It may feature de-industrialization, depopulation or changing population, restructuring, abandoned buildings, high local unemployment, fragmented families, political disenfranchisement, crime, and a desolate, inhospitable city landscape.
What is a BAD Building?
BAD stands for
Brownfield, Abandoned, Dilapidated. BAD Buildings are structures and properties
that are vacant, uninhabited and in a state of disrepair, whose owner is taking
no active steps to bring the property back into functional use.
What is a brownfield?
The US Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) defines a
brownfield as “real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse
of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous
substance, pollutant, or contaminant.” With over 450,000 estimated brownfields
in the U.S., the challenge to transform these properties into more attractive,
useable sites is being addressed all over the country.