28 Jun '12, 4pm

A new model for GREEN industrial development focuses on reducing carbon footprints via @ecostructure

A new model for GREEN industrial development focuses on reducing carbon footprints via @ecostructure

Credit: Greenberg Farrow The Brooklyn Navy Yard in New York is a national model for industrial developments that are being renovated to create jobs for city residents and improve the existing facilities' efficiency. The 300-acre industrial cluster includes 45 buildings dating back as far as the Civil War era. Enlarge Close While manufacturing might traditionally conjure images of huge, smokestack-laden factories, a 2011 report from the Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program and the Pratt Center for Community Development finds that in today’s economy, the manufacturing landscape has changed.The report, “The Federal Role in Supporting Urban Manufacturing,” finds that today’s manufacturing largely consists of “decentralized networks of small, specialized firms, many of which are hidden in plain sight in America’s urban areas.” The report calls on the federal govern...

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