DUBLIN, IRELAND 21-24 May 2012
Dublin Brownfield Days
(PP7 City of Usti nad Labem)
The 7th Brownfield Days (BDs) were successfully conducted in Dublin, Ireland 21-24 May 2012. The activity was part of the overall strategy of the B-Team project (implemented via Interregional Cooperation Programme INTERREG IVC) in the exchange of experiences in Brownfield regeneration. Tereza Dostalova and Marta Saskova from PP7 took part at this innovative event, shared COBRAMAN experience and listened to reccomendations given by the B Team partnership.
The focus of these particular Brownfield Days were on the theme; Can Urban Spaces Alone Regenerate Brownfield Places? The four main workshop subthemes were; 1) Role of urban design, 2) Connectivity, 3) Diversity and vitality enliven Brownfield sites, 4) Heritage and the natural environment.
The first day of the activity included opening of the programme, introduction of the host city and the case study site, bus and walking tour. There was also a presentation on City planning and current issues for Dublin. The next days focused on the presentation of guest experts on the four (4) themes, continuation of workshop activities, and discussions on the main ideas for the final presentation.
On the final day, the B-Team project and workshops results were presented to the city officials, elected members and to all project stakeholders in City Hall.
All presentations and documents availible at the link below http://bteaminitiative.eu/presentation-documents/
The strategic Policy Committee of Dublin City council, with responsibility for Economic development, Planning and International Relations, made the pledge at the meeting on 25th September 2012.
Look at Dublin City Council Brownfield Pledge
STUTTGART, GERMANY 20-21 April 2012
Planning and Strategy Workshop on Pilot Site Schoch Area
(organised by PP2 City of Stuttgart)
In October 2011 the City of Stuttgart informed the public about the new development of the pilot site called "Schoch Area" in Stuttgart-Feuerbach. The Citizens did already participate with ideas on the site development then. And they have been invited to further public participation on these development activities. Therefore the City of Stuttgart organised a Planning and Strategy Workshop on Pilot Site Schoch Area on 20.-21.04.2012.
Over 60 participants discussed very fruitful and developed ideas for the future use of the site, which has been a former industrial site with highly contaminated land. With experts on city planning, environmental protection and real estates from the City of Stuttgart the motivated citizens discussed on topics like maintaining of buildings, the structure of housing and land use on the new area and the periphery of the site. The conclusions will be presented to the city council and be integrated into the competition for urban planning.
At the end of the workshop the results have been presented to the press. This workshop has been great success for the COBRAMAN team of the City of Stuttgart and will leave its marks within the citizen´s mind.
WARSAW, POLAND 26-28 September 2011
International Scientific Conference "Revitalization of industrial heritage" (COBRAMAN presented by Grzegorz Boroń and Krzysztof Sikora by PP3 The University of Economy in Bydgoszcz)
The main objective of the conference was to present complex issues of revitalizing brownfields programme. In many areas it is reasonable to support projects by the Structural Funds, also in the framework of URBACT and JESSICA financial instrument. The conference was designed to strengthen local government in implementing the revitalization. During the meeting was taken following topics:
- Multiannual programming of investment in industrial areas;
- Experience of good practice based on examples of projects;
- Obtaining public funding for projects in the period 2013-2020;
- Instruments of socialization process of revitalization;
- Problems of research techniques and heritage of the industrial area remediation.
The conference was addressed to the local government decision-makers: mayors, presidents, mayors and city board members, chairmen of the councils of cities - those that guide strategic planning, representatives of regional development agencies, the provincial government, enterprises and local companies and NGO leaders about conservation profile techniques. Honorary Patronage of the Conference was taken by the President of the Industrial Development Agency and the Secretary General of the Polish Committee for UNESCO.
STUTTGART, GERMANY 15 October 2011
Public event on Stuttgart’s pilot site „Schoch Area“
(organised by PP2 City of Stuttgart)
On 15th of October 2011 the City of Stuttgart opened the doors of their pilot site in Stuttgart-Feuerbach called „Schoch Area“. The former industrial buildings were not accessible to the public for years due to private ownership. Since July 2011 the City owns this real estate and now intends to establish new uses for this area as “gateway to Feuerbach”. To promote further development on the Schoch Area the COBRAMAN team of Stuttgart organised a “Day of the open Schoch Area” to inform local public, politics and potential investors about facts, challenges and chances of the plot. Mayor Matthias Hahn opened the event on 10:00 AM. During 5 hours about 40 members of the municipality from different departments showed site immanent aspects such as matters of remediation, the condition of existing buildings in guided tours and urban development projects in an exhibition. In parallel all heads of departments involved gave lectures on the local situation and the upcoming intensive participatory process. Around 500 people visited the event and participated in the discussions concerning the future of the location. The public event was the first impulse of an open discussion with inhabitants of the districts and other interested stakeholders bringing in new ideas for the development of the space. In 2012 - even after the end of COBRAMAN project - the process of participation will be prosecuted by the administration of Stuttgart with the aim of a high standard and successful marketing.
MOST, CZECH REPUBLIC 3 October 2011
2nd Local workshop (organised by PP4 City of Most)
Project partner city of Most organised a 2nd lokal workshop of project Cobraman on 3. 10. 2011. The workshop was attended by representatives of local governments led by the deputy for development, investment and urban services. Project manager of project partner city of Most Karel Bořecký introduced the content of individual studies prepared as outputs of the project. The studies include technical solutions for Most site, economic evaluation of locality, marketing improvement and brownfield management system. Representatives of cities, regions, but also the Ministry of Trade and Industry expressed great interest in the project COBRAMAN and its outputs in the ensuing discussion. There were discussed other options of investment from the EU, state and Usti region to pilot locality Lake Most at the end of the workshop.
STUTTGART, GERMANY 30 June 2011
Workshop for Strategies of Marketing on our pilot site Epple Area (organised by PP2 City of Stuttgart)
The Stuttgart COBRAMAN team held a strategic workshop, developing further the marketing strategy for the Area Quellenstraße. Members of the municipality and external experts gathered on site to get an impression of the situation. The following day, the participants joined as working team, intensely discussing the future vision, target groups and messages of the site. COBRAMAN as european brownfield development project was presented by Regine Zinz, Stuttgart´s responsible project manager.
KRANJ, SLOVENIA 20 July 2010
Developing the organisation - Establishment of the working group for the implementation of the Brownfield manager into the exsisting Municipial structure (organised by PP6 City of Kranj)
The purpose of the working group is an inter-municipal cooperation on a pilot project - Railway Station Kranj. To achieve better results the problems are solved in the working group that is consist of experts from various fields (law, economics and finance, social, PR, planning, environmental protection, construction, ...).
USTI NAD LABEM, CZECH REPUBLIC 28 June 2010
The third meeting with brownfields owners (organised by PP7 Usti nad Labem)
Following presentation on the continuous works of Usti team within COBRAMAN partnership, the main results of brownfield inventory were presented and discussed. After that, the brownfields‘ effects on future development of Usti were highlighted. This was followed by introduction of Usti‘s Strategy for brownfield redevelopment draft. The meeting also offered a chance to brownfield owners to consult their specific issues with a brownfield expert.
KRAKÓW, POLAND 14-16 June 2010
1st Polish Cities Revitalization Congress (presented by PP3 University of Economy in Bydgoszcz)
University of Economy in Bydgoszcz took part on the 1st Polish Cities Revitalization Congress. The event gave the opportunity to present the project COBRAMAN.
MOST, CZECH REPUBLIC 10 May 2010
Expert round table in Most (organised by PP4 City of Most)
Variants of brownfield site development.
CELJE, SLOVENIA 10 May 2010
URBAN Soil Management Strategy meeting (presented by LP City of Bydgoszcz)
Grzegorz Boroń presented COBRAMAN at an event organised within the Central Europe project URBAN SMS (URBAN Soil Management Strategy).
STUTTGART, GERMANY 07 May 2010
EuropeDay (presented by PP2 City of Stuttgart)
Exhibition stand of COBRAMAN project.
MARIBOR, SLOVENIA 19-20 April 2010
The International conference: Teritorial co-operation with the western Balkan (promotied by PP9 Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia)
COBRAMAN project was promoted at the International conference: Teritorial co-operation with the western Balkan.
MOST, CZECH REPUBLIC 17 March 2010
WP5 Local workshop in Most - urban and architectonic solutions of brownfield site (organised by PP4 city of Most)
Open event for experts.
USTI NAD LABEM, CZECH REPUBLIC 10 March 2010
The second meeting with brownfields owners (organised by PP7 Usti nad Labem)
Following Usti‘s Master Plan Concept introduction, the results of brownfield data collection were presented and discussed. After that, the strongest messages given by the data were highlighted. The explanation of what is coming next – creation of the strategy for Usti’s brownfields regeneration - was presented. Strategic tools discussed. This was followed by consultations for brownfield owners to their specific issues with a brownfield expert.
MOST, CZECH REPUBLIC 8 March 2010
Local meeting of Economical and Social Board of Most district (presented by PP4 City of Most)
Presentation of the COBRAMAN project to politicians, businessmen, academic and citisens represntatives.
HEIDELBERG, GERMANY 04 March 2010
Seminar Revitalisierung von Industriebrachen (presented by PP2 City of stuttgart)
Presentation of the COBRAMAN project held by Regine Zinz.
LUBLIN, POLAND 23 February 2010
Seminarium Informacyjne Program dla Europy Środkowej (presented by LP City of Bydgoszcz)
Central Europe seminar. Presentation of the COBRAMAN project held by Grzegorz Boroń. Link
TORUN, POLAND 02 February 2010
Seminarium Informacyjne Projekty Europejskiej Współpracy Terytorialnej W Województwie Kujawsko-Pomorskim (presented by PP3 The University of Economy in Bydgoszcz )
A conference on European Union Projects. Presentation of the COBRAMAN project held by Inga Katlewska and Jakub Tadych. Link
KRAKÓW, POLAND 13 January 2010
Focus on Key Sources of Environmental Risks (presented by LP City of Bydgoszcz)
Presentation of the COBRAMAN project at FOKS, held by Grzegorz Boroń.
WARSAW, POLAND 16 December 2009
Konferencja Program dla Europy Środkowej. Doświadczenia i perspektywy (presented by LP City of Bydgoszcz)
Central Europe conference. Presentation of the COBRAMAN project held by Grzegorz Boroń. Link
VERONA, ITALY 3-4 December 2009
Cross Fertilization workshop: Competitveness of cities and regions (presented by LP City of Bydgoszcz)
Together with other approved projects within CENTRAL EUROPE programme, COBRAMAN project was presented by Grzegorz Boroń during the "Interractive session: Cross Fertilisation" on the first day of the event. Link
USTI NAD LABEM, CZECH REPUBLIC 24 September 2009
The first meeting with brownfields owners (organised by PP7 Usti nad Labem)
Following the basic presentation of COBRAMAN, the definition of brownfields in general and the reasons for their revitalization were presented and discussed. After that, the importance of collection of information on brownfields and legal aspects of the data collection in the Czech Republic were highlighted. The “UAP”- an urban planning tool in the Czech Republic that concerns brownfield sites was presented. National and international funding possibilities discussed. This was followed by a brownfield inventory workshop for Usti city employees involved in the COBRAMAN project. The meeting also offered a chance to brownfield owners to consult their specific issues with a brownfield expert.
BYDGOSZCZ, POLAND 1-2 June 2009
Rewitalizacja I rekultywacja obszarów zdegradowanych w mieście “Revitalisation and remediation of degradated city areas”. Polityka I społeczeństwo w procesie rewitalizacji ; Grzegorz Boroń, Cobraman i Reuris – projekty rewitalizacyjne Miasta Bydgoszczy (COBRAMAN and REURIS – City of Bydgoszcz revitalization projects). Organised by ABRYS Sp. z o.o.
ZIELONA GORA, POLAND 23 September 2008
Information seminar for CENTRAL EUROPE Programme. Organised by CE Contact Point in Poland. COBRAMAN project was presented by Grzegorz Boroń.