Title: Manual: Best practice guidance for sustainable brownfield regeneration 
Resource Type: document --> guidance / decision support 
Country: EU Projects 
Year: 2005 
Availability: Rescue Consortium (2005) Manual: 'Best practice guidance for sustainable brownfield regeneration' 
Author 1/Producer: Rescue Consortium 
Author / Producer Type: EC Project 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.rescue-europe.com/download/reports/RESCUE%20Manua ...  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Brownfields
Contaminated land-->Contaminated land overview
 
Short description: The regeneration of brownfield sites and their return to beneficial use has gained particular significance in the European Union over the past 10 years. Despite the presence of such sites in often inner city locations, the consumption of valuable open space resources by means of greenfield development could not be decreased. Quite the opposite, the recent enlargement which built the Europe of 25 has further aggravated the brownfield problem. In consideration of this situation, many research projects and networks have been launched to facilitate brownfield regeneration. However, RESCUE is the first project which was designed to integrate the diverse disciplines and stakeholders which are involved in brownfield regeneration in order to satisfy both the demands of sustainable development and the different socio-economic, legal and political conditions in its participating countries. The concrete and substantial result of this research project is the Manual. To meet this holistic approach, 14 partners representing brownfield regeneration practice, research and regulation established the RESCUE consortium. The overall objective of the project was to learn from current practice in the participating countries, all of which boast long years of experience in regenerating brownfield sites, in order to develop an integrated approach for the sustainable regeneration of brownfield sites in Europe. The Manual gives the flavour of all the substantial tools that RESCUE has produced: The RESCUE Sustainability Assessment Tool (RESCUE-SAT) which provides a methodology for a site specific ex ante evaluation of intended brownfield projects in terms of sustainability which should be used as a precondition for planning permissions and public funding; Administrative Tools and Incentives for sustainable brownfield regeneration which suggest a framework to support sustainable brownfield regeneration; End-user tools for sustainable brownfield regeneration which enlarge the practical toolbox to support (more) sustainable outcomes; VTC Virtual Training Centre which provides web based training resources for sustainable brownfield regeneration. Representing the project’s final result, the Manual at hand is for the first time presented to the public at the RESCUE International Conference – Sustainable Brownfield Regeneration in Europe, at the Academy Mont-Cenis in Herne, Germany on May 11, 2005. We thank the European Commission for supporting RESCUE within the 5th Framework Research Programme and thus essentially contributing to the project’s success. 
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)
 
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