Brownfields Area Benefits Estimator (BABE)

Welcome to the BABE project page. Here you will find links to the tools and documentation that together are intended to assist communities in understanding and planning for community and neighborhood centered impacts and benefits associated with brownfields redevelopment. This is a page that will continue to grow and evolve as we release, refine, and update the components.

 BABE OVERVIEW [STORY MAP]

BROWNFIELDS TRACKER LINKS AND INFO

Brownfields Tracker User Guide [STORY MAP]

Brownfields Tracker Template [BETA VERSION]

Request Access to use the Brownfields Tracker Template in Survey123 

BENEFITS ANALYSIS TOOL (BAT) LINKS AND INFO

Benefits Analysis Tool (BAT) [BETA VERSION]

Russell Neighborhood  BAT Project Link with Pilot Data (Louisville, KY)

Note: when viewing the Russell BAT pilot page, please do not test adding new brownfields, parks, or food sources until you have created a new project link and reopened using that new project link.

BAT Output Report  (Example, new Grocery Store using Russell Neighborhood Data)

TRAINING MATERIALS AND WEBINARS

May 17, 2021 BF Tracker Introduction Documentation and Recording

May 18, 2021 BAT Introduction Slides and Recording

Brownfields Area Benefits Estimator (BABE) Guidebook [IN DEVELOPMENT]

Part 1 Overview of BABE

Introduction: Local Land Use Decision-making & Brownfields Redevelopment

About the Brownfields Area Benefits Estimator (BABE) Toolkit

Brownfields Redevelopment Policies & Programs in Brief

Recommended Resources

Part 2 Making the Case for Measuring Community Benefits

The Limits of Cost Benefit Analysis

The Value of Community Voices

The Value of Hyperlocal Data

Why is Measuring Community Benefits so Complex?

Part 3 What Types of Impacts Does BABE Examine?

Economic Impacts

Environment and Health

Social Equity and Community

Part 4 Behind the Benefits Analysis Tool (BAT) Curtain

Part 5 Using the Brownfields Tracker (BT)

Part 6 Case Example

Appendices