REVIT Towards more effective and sustainable brownfield revitalisation policies

Country: France
Start Date:           Duration: 36 months         Project Type: Demonstration
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Organisation Type:  EC Project
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Remediation options overview
Contaminated land-->Wider impacts / sustainability-->Sustainable / green remediation
Project objectives:
An old railway yard in Stuttgart (Germany), dockyards in Nantes (France) and Medway (UK), old coalmines in Torfaen (Wales), abandoned textile works in Tilburg 
(The Netherlands), and the Hart van Zuid in Hengelo (The Netherlands). Six European cities are sprucing up their industrial sites, all within the European funded REVIT Project, a joint venture of abovementioned six cities.
The REVIT Project is part of the Interreg III B programme. Aim of the programme is to strengthen economic and social coherence. This is achieved by cross border
international and interregional cooperation, and by promoting the integration and balanced harmonious development of Europe's open spaces. The name REVIT was derived from the main theme of the project: revitalising industrial sites. Each project partner will concentrate on a certain aspect of
redeveloping old industrial areas. The knowledge and experience that are required in this process will be shared mutually. Internet and also other media are implemented in order to enable more cities, towns and regions to take advantage of the acquired knowledge, thus preventing
duplicated effort. The official kick-off of the project was at the end of January 2004.
Project Summary:
Within North-West Europe six partners have come together to improve regenerating their brownfield sites by sharing experience and developing new concepts 
and innovative approaches. Revitalisation of brownfields In every country and in almost every city of North-West Europe (NWE), there are brownfield areas that need to be revitalised in order to preserve or improve
the quality of urban living conditions. The revitalisation of brownfields may enhance coherent urban development, but can also create new employment and
stimulate the local economy. Ultimately revitalising brownfields for a variety of future utilisation preserves new building land and makes cities aware
of that value. Six partner areas The approaches to regenerate brownfield sites in North-West Europe are manifold and differ due to the specific national legislation and administrative
instruments or the local economic situation. Nevertheless, the six partner areas involved in the REVIT project confront problems in the context of brownfield regeneration that are in essence very similar
and need to be tackled more effectively by improved co-operation within the NWE region. New approaches Until August 2007 the transnational working teams will develop new approaches for different aspects of brownfield regeneration. To ensure the practical
realisability of the new approaches the teams will be testing the new tools in each partner area before publishing final guidelines and recommendations.
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Project Resources:

2nd International Conference on Managing Urban Land: Towards more effective and sustainable brownfield revitalisation policies


REVIT - Stakeholder Engagement - a toolkit
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Link to Organisations:

BRGM - Geosciences pour une Terre durable (Geosciences for a sustainable Earth)
Submitted by: EUGRIS Team M Jean François Brunet  Who does what?  25/07/2005 16:45:00
Updated by: EUGRIS Team Professor Paul Bardos  Who does what?  03/10/2006 14:44:00