Across Europe, urban settlements are changing and expanding. Due to lack of land resources, urban growth and development increasingly relies on the re-use
and conversion of land with different former functions (e.g. former agricultural, industrial, commercial, military or harbour land) located both within
and around the settlement area.
The WHO European Centre for Environment and Health aims to develop a set of best practices on redevelopment of contaminated sites for urban planners and policymakers.
To this end, we are collecting case studies on the environmental and health impacts of urban redevelopment of contaminated sites.
We are looking for case studies, where
(1) a formerly contaminated (e.g. agricultural, industrial, waste disposal, military, accident-related) site was redeveloped to enable a new urban purpose
on or next to it;
(2) the new use of the site after remediation includes any urban functions with public access (housing, schools, entertainment or recreation etc.);
(3) the project was carried out in the WHO European Region (http://www.euro.who.int/en/countries);*
(4) and the project was finished before 2018, so that reliable information on environmental and health impacts can be compiled.
If you feel that a project you were involved in meets the above criteria for a case study, please fill in the details in this template. Please do not hesitate
to submit projects with unexpected outcomes. Filling out the case study template takes approximately 45-60 minutes, and contributors will be acknowledged
in the case study working paper, as part of the forthcoming WHO project report.
We would greatly appreciate if you further distribute the survey link in your professional networks. Case studies will be collected until the end of May.