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36 Volume 85 • Number 5 A D VANC EME N T O F T H E SCIENCE titioners who serve as agents of change for community revitalization. This program can incorporate public health and environmental sustainability principles in brownfields development in public agencies and nonprofit organizations such as community advocacy and environmental justice organizations. Brownfields can be personal. Our team not only explored brownfields in Romania and the U.S. but also shared the historical and current conditions that touch on impacts that go beyond contamination, gaining a small glimpse of the lives of community members burdened by these sites. We met people who are directly working to improve their community and environment by remediating brownfields. We dedicate this article to the memory of one of these local champions, Robert Robinson, a North Lilbourn resident of the Missouri Bootheel, who was passionate about redeveloping his family’s sharecropper home (Figure 18). Editor’s Note: This review article is the third in a series of three that examine brownfields redevelopment as a subset of overall land use and reuse practices in Europe and the U.S. These articles are a result of a collaboration of the North American European Brownfields Working Group, a subgroup of the Brownfields & Reuse Opportunity Working Network (ATSDR, 2020). The working group aims to share and highlight best practices to promote healthy, sustainable redevelopment globally. The first article presented the European landscape of brownfields redevelopment through policy and funding frameworks (Morar, Berman, et al., 2021). The second article examined brownfields redevelopment in the U.S. through regulatory, public health, and sustainability lenses (Berman et al., 2022). This third article presents a comparative analysis of brownfields in the U.S. and Romania. Photo Credits: The photos in Figures 1 and 2 are courtesy of R.D. Pintilii. The photos in Figures 3, 4, and 6–18 are courtesy of Lloyd DeGrane. The photo in Figure 4 (Oradea Fortress) is courtesy of the World Monuments Fund. The photos in Figure 5 are courtesy of Cezar Morar. Acknowledgement and Disclaimer: We confirm that all authors made an equal contribution to the development of this article. The findings and conclusions in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the ošcial position of ATSDR. Corresponding Author: Laurel Berman, Ošce of Capacity Development and Applied Prevention Science, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Suite 433, ATSD-4J, Chicago, IL 60604. Email: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. (2020). Brownfields & Reuse Opportunity Working Network (BROWN). https:// Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. (2022). ATSDR Land Reuse Health Program: Overview. sites/brownfields/overview.html Berman, L., Morar, C., Unkart, S., & Erdal, S. (2022). 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