Title: Rescue Project: Guidance - Sustainable land use and urban design 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> report 
Country: EU Projects 
Year: 2005 
Availability: Rescue Consortium (2005) Guidance - Sustainable land use and urban design. Workpackage 4 – Deliverable D 4.1 
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- ...  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
Size: (e.g. 20mb) 5 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Brownfields
Contaminated land-->Wider impacts / sustainability-->Social
 
Short description: The process of industrial change has resulted and still results in the creation of “brownfields” across Europe - particularly in urban and industrialised areas. Brownfield sites represent the heritage of the prosperous phase of industrial activities. They are in many cases an integral part of a city’s structure, instantly affecting the quality of urban life. The problems generated by brownfield sites are manifold: Brownfields are derelict or underused; they have in many cases real or perceived contamination problems, present adverse effects on the quality of urban life and need intervention from outside to be brought back to beneficial use respectively be reintegrated into the economic cycle. Additionally, as they are generated by changing industrial patterns, brownfield sites are coupled with a severe loss of jobs and, as a corollary of this, with the decline of the affected urban quarters and even whole cities. In this context, brownfield sites also have negative impacts on the economic and social situation of the affected regions. 
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