New York is the top city for redevelopment potential of environmentally distressed industrial sites, according to Arcadis’ Urban Land Restoration Index. Rounding out the top 10 are Charlotte, N.C.; Denver; Nashville, Tenn.; San Francisco; Pittsburgh; Chicago; Miami; Portland, Ore.; and Los Angeles.

The index analyzes three key factors that play a significant role in the restoration and redevelopment of an industrial property: the cost of cleanup (remediation), the current or future potential value of the land itself, and the city’s “dynamism,” which is a reflection of its attractiveness, growth potential, real estate performance, resilience and business environment. See the rest of the cities listed in the index at