Title: Development of an Analytical Sustainability Framework for the Context of Brownfield Regeneration in France, Germany, Poland and the UK 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> report 
Country: EU Projects 
Year: 2005 
Availability: Rescue Consortium (2005) Development of an Analytical Sustainability Framework for the Context of Brownfield Regeneration in France, Germany, Poland and the UK. Rescue Report Workpackage 1. 
Author 1/Producer: Rescue Consortium 
Author / Producer Type: EC Project 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.rescue-europe.com/download/reports/1_Analytical%2 ...  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Brownfields
Contaminated land-->Wider impacts / sustainability-->Assessment tools
Short description: RESCUE is the acronym for Regeneration of European Sites in Cities and Urban Environments. It is a research project in the framework of key action IV 'Cities of tomorrow and cultural heritage' of the specific programme 'Energy, environment and sustainable development' within the 5th Framework Programme of the European Community in the field of research, technological development and demonstration. The process of industrial change has resulted in the creation of so-called 'brownfields' across Europe, particularly in urban areas. These sites present particular challenges to national and regional policymakers, including the remediation of hazards to human beings, groundwater and ecosystems. But there is also a need to facilitate the reintegration of rehabilitated sites into the property market and to ensure that they can be brought back into new economic uses. The management of the increasing amount of derelict land in inner city locations is one of the most important issues on the agendas of today´s urban planners and property related private stakeholders. Taking into account the ongoing consumption of open space for housing, retailing and industry, it is recognised that a sustainable built environment cannot be achieved without re-integrating derelict land into the property markets and encouraging development back to central urban locations. Started in March 2002, RESCUE is a 36-month research project integrating the concept of sustainability into brownfield regeneration. Based on the analysis and evaluation of current practice in industrial core regions in France (Nord-Pas de Calais), United Kingdom (East-Midlands region, North-East region of England), Poland (Silesia) and Germany (Ruhr Area, South of Leipzig), RESCUE distils best practice approaches and integrates its results into a holistic system approach containing new methodologies, procedures and instruments for a sustainable regeneration of European industrial brownfield sites. 
Link to Project(s): RESCUE Regeneration of european sites in cities and urban environments
Link to Organisation(s): CL:AIRE (Contaminated Land: Applications in the Real Environments)
Submitted By: Dr Stefan Gödeke WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 28/09/2006

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