Title: Rescue Project: Guidance - Management of existing buildings and infrastructures 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> report 
Country: EU Projects 
Year: 2005 
Availability: Rescue Consortium (2005) Rescue Project: Guidance - Management of existing buildings and infrastructures. Workpackage 3 – Deliverable D 3.1 
Author 1/Producer: Rescue Consortium 
Author / Producer Type: EC Project 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.rescue-europe.com/download/reports/3_Guidance%20- ...  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Brownfields
Short description: The sustainable management of existing buildings and infrastructures is a fundamental aspect of successful brownfield regeneration. Most approaches for brownfield redevelopment follow the tradition of destroying old buildings and infrastructures prior to the construction of new buildings and associated infrastructure in line with the chosen land reuse option. In many cases, this planning approach leads to an underestimation, or even the loss of historic, economic, semiotic and aesthetic values that the existing built environment is likely to represent. Therein lies part of the sustainability challenge faced by brownfield regeneration projects, irrespective of their geographical location or scale of redevelopment. The RESCUE research project aims to integrate the concept of sustainability into brownfield regeneration, therefore improving the quality of recycled derelict land in terms of the sustainability of the built environment and the quality of urban life. Workpackage 3 (WP3) is one of the two technical packages representing the “engineering skills” element of the project which evaluates current practice in brownfield redevelopment and derives tools for delivering best practice – Fig 1. These engineering aspects are combined with planning and project management skills to provide a framework with the tools to meet the sustainability remit of brownfield development. An integrated approach is needed in order to ensure that strategies and technologies can be successfully implemented given a social licence. By this, it is meant that the management of buildings and infrastructure must incorporate the needs and expectations of those who are intended to use it. 
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