Balance 4P Balancing decisions for urban brownfield regeneration - people, planet, profit and processes

Country: International organisation- network or project
Start Date:   1/10/2013         Duration: 36 months         Project Type: RTD
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Organisation Type:  University research group / research institute
Contaminated land-->Information management systems-->Information management systems overview
Contaminated land-->Risk management-->Monitoring and aftercare
Contaminated land-->Risk management-->Strategies
Contaminated land-->Wider impacts / sustainability-->Sustainable / green remediation
Project objectives:
In order to reach the overall aim, the specific project objectives focus on different parts of the holistic approach:   
1) application and assessment of methods for design of land redevelopment strategies for brownfields that embrace the case-specific opportunities and 
challenges; 2) development of a method for sustainability assessment of alternative land redevelopment strategies to evaluate and compare the ecological, economic
and social impacts of land use change and remedial technologies; and 3) development of a practice for redevelopment of contaminated land in rules and regulations to enable implementations.
Project Summary:
​Land take as a result of urbanization is one of the major soil threats in Europe. One of the key measures to prevent further urban sprawl and additional 
land take, is redevelopment of urban brownfields: underused urban areas with, in many cases, soil and groundwater pollution. A difficulty is that the responsibilities,
tools and knowledge of subsurface engineering and urban planning and design are not integrated. The overall aim of BALANCE 4P is to deliver a holistic approach
that supports sustainable urban renewal through the redevelopment of contaminated land and underused sites.
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Funding Programme(s): 
SNOWMAN coordinated Call
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Submitted by: EUGRIS Team Professor Paul Bardos  Who does what?  12/11/2014 12:28:00
Updated by: EUGRIS Team Professor Paul Bardos  Who does what?  12/11/2014 12:29:00