SUBR:IM Sustainable Urban Brownfield Regeneration: Integrated Management

Country: United Kingdom
Start Date:   29/6/2003         Duration: 48 months         Project Type: 
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Organisation Type: 
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->In situ treatment technologies
Contaminated land-->Risk management-->Selection of remediation options
Contaminated land-->Wider impacts / sustainability-->Sustainable / green remediation
Water resources and their management -->River basins
Water resources and their management -->Water resources and their management Overview
Project objectives:
SUBR:IM (Sustainable Urban Brownfield Regeneration: Integrated Management) is a major research consortium working on projects linking science and social 
science in the fields of engineering, property and real estate, economics and planning to help tackle brownfield research problems. At the heart of the project is a portfolio of brownfield sites in two regions, Manchester and the Thames Gateway. Both regions include some of the most deprived
communities in the UK, are important from a national perspective, and have substantial brownfield problems. By focussing the core research around a common
portfolio, we will automatically keep the work integrated and interdisciplinary. The portfolio, which contains a range of ‘hard' and ‘soft' end uses, also
encourages us to work on the problems actually facing developers, local authorities and other stakeholders, rather than specialist problems which have engineering
excitement but possibly little interest to end users. Scientists and social scientists will therefore be working on a common set of cast studies at the core.
As well as having a portfolio and project management work-package the core work packages will research a range of aspects of brownfield management, from understanding
how to measure sustainability, through analysis of decision-making, to developing robust technical solutions to land remediation. Allied to this core is
a range of ‘plus' projects which extend the research into waste issues, surface water, and alternative remediation techniques.
Project Summary:
SUBR:IM includes 9 research institutions working on 11 projects linking science and social science in the fields of engineering, property and real estate, 
economics and planning to help tackle brownfield research problems. The research includes key stake holders from industry and national and local government.
Project areas are: A Project and portfolio management B Role of development industry C Multi-level decision making process D Metrics E Robust sustainable technical solutions F Integrated remediation and greening G Quality in land remediation H Restoration of acid tar lagoons I Impacts of climate change on pollutant linkage Ja Property investment and brownfield development Jb The governance of sustainable development K Novel special purpose composts L The use of charcoal for in-situ remediation M Re-conceptualising brownfield regeneration N Design for Deconstruction (DfD) O Brownfields, flooding and climate change P Designing and managing wetland habitat systems on brownfield land Q Governance of Brownfield Regeneration: Institutions, Policies, Outcomes, and Best Practice in the UK and Germany
Achieved Objectives:

Product Descriptions:
A range of outputs are available on-line, including:   
Discussion Documents    
1st SUBR:IM Conference Papers    
2nd Conference Papers    
Other Publications    
These can be found at: ... 
Additional Information:
Funded by EPSRC under its Sustainable Urban Environments initiative and the Environment Agency 
Project Resources:

SUBR:IM Acid Tar Lagoons Web Site

Risk perception and trust in the context of urban brownfields

Developing Sustainability Indicators for Brownfield Redevelopment Projects

Quality in Land Remediation: Indicators and Protocols for Brownfield Land

Community Engagement, Urban Regeneration, and Sustainability

Acid Tar Lagoons SUBR:IM bulletin SUB 07

The Role of the UK Development Industry in Brownfield Regeneration

Sustainability of land remediation. Part 1: overall analysis

Sustainability of land remediation. Part 2: impact assessment

Sustainable Brownfield Regeneration Liveable Places from Problem Spaces

Climate change, pollutant linkage and brownfield regeneration

Uncovering the True Impacts of Remediation
Funding Programme(s): 
Link to Organisations:

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
Submitted by: EUGRIS Team Professor Paul Bardos  Who does what?  21/12/2006 12:23:00
Updated by: EUGRIS Team Professor Paul Bardos  Who does what?  21/12/2006 13:52:00