The three core messages are answering the following questions:
What does COBRAMAN do?
COBRAMAN is designed to coach local communities to manage the redevelopment of Brownfield sites and to develop such areas in a more rapid and effective way, with a subsequent improvement of the environment for the benefit of the wider community.
Why is it doing it?
Brownfield land invariably endangers public health and creates environmental risks. Brownfield revitalisation, which can be a long term and complex process often requires large investment and involvement of a wide range of professional disciplines, political actors and different stakeholder groups. There is a need for structured professional process management to steer these revitalisation processes. To date no related professional or education standards currently exist for this. Methodological tools, training for practitioners and study courses need to be set up to ensure effective management of development outcomes.
Why is it important?
Effective management of the revitalisation processes and related tools developed by COBRAMAN will prevent inappropriate investment of public resources, with the inevitable non-effective results and increase of costs.