Resource Type: document --> public information 
Country: EU Projects 
Year: 2005 
Availability: Brochure 
Author 1/Producer: REVIT Project team 
Author / Producer Type: EC Project 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.revit-nweurope.org/  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Brownfields
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Remediation options overview
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Risk assessment overview
Water resources and their management -->Water resources and their management Overview
Short description: An old railway yard in Stuttgart (Germany), dockyards in Nantes (France) and Medway (UK), old coalmines in Torfaen (Wales), abandoned textile works in Tilburg (The Netherlands), and the Hart van Zuid in Hengelo (The Netherlands). Six European cities are sprucing up their industrial sites, all within the European funded REVIT Project, a joint venture of abovementioned six cities. The REVIT Project is part of the Interreg III B programme. Aim of the programme is to strengthen economic and social coherence. This is achieved by cross border international and interregional cooperation, and by promoting the integration and balanced harmonious development of Europe's open spaces. The name REVIT was derived from the main theme of the project: revitalising industrial sites. Each project partner will concentrate on a certain aspect of redeveloping old industrial areas. The knowledge and experience that are required in this process will be shared mutually. Internet and also other media are implemented in order to enable more cities, towns and regions to take advantage of the acquired knowledge, thus preventing duplicated effort. The official kick-off of the project was at the end of January 2004. 
Long description: Within North-West Europe six partners have come together to improve regenerating their brownfield sites by sharing experience and developing new concepts and innovative approaches. Revitalisation of brownfields In every country and in almost every city of North-West Europe (NWE), there are brownfield areas that need to be revitalised in order to preserve or improve the quality of urban living conditions. The revitalisation of brownfields may enhance coherent urban development, but can also create new employment and stimulate the local economy. Ultimately revitalising brownfields for a variety of future utilisation preserves new building land and makes cities aware of that value. Six partner areas The approaches to regenerate brownfield sites in North-West Europe are manifold and differ due to the specific national legislation and administrative instruments or the local economic situation. Nevertheless, the six partner areas involved in the REVIT project confront problems in the context of brownfield regeneration that are in essence very similar and need to be tackled more effectively by improved co-operation within the NWE region. New approaches Until August 2007 the transnational working teams will develop new approaches for different aspects of brownfield regeneration. To ensure the practical realisability of the new approaches the teams will be testing the new tools in each partner area before publishing final guidelines and recommendations. 
Link to Project(s): REVIT Towards more effective and sustainable brownfield revitalisation policies
Link to Organisation(s): BRGM - Geosciences pour une Terre durable (Geosciences for a sustainable Earth)
Submitted By: M Jean François Brunet WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 20/06/2007

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