To elaborate new concepts of brownfield management, activities are divided into the following thematic sections:
Knowledge base and decision support
Many EU funded projects, as well as local ones, have already dealt with the problem of sustainable brownfield regeneration. Existing project results in the brownfield redevelopment area will be evaluated according to their relevance and practicability. A matrix of tools indicating their practical relevance and key strengths will be set-up and will be publically accessible on the internet. It will summarise the state-of-the-art in the field of brownfield revitalisation.
The main outcome will be a »Guide to Brownfield Redevelopment Management« which will serve as a support during practical work in processes of brownfield revitalisation.
"Knowledge base and decision support" is dealt with within Work package 3 and is led by Project partner 3 The University of Economy in Bydgoszcz.
The Brownfield Redevelopment Manager
The main aim is to create a new job profile – brownfield manager who will facilitate and steer brownfield revitalisation processes.
A comprehensive training programme for brownfield managers will be developed. Each partner will appoint representatives from their institutions to participate in the brownfield management training. Development of key management tools and instruments will form an integral part of the training activities.
The activities related to "The Brownfiled manager" are performed within Work package 4, led by Project partner 2 the City of Stuttgart.
Revitalisation involves a wide range of technical disciplines to be considered in brownfield redevelopment management. All these aspects form an integral part of the brownfield SWOT analysis and the management plan which will be established as a pilot case in each city. Partners will choose different key issues/disciplines on which the local pilot case will be focused, so that all relevant aspects can be tackled and described in the pilot management plans.
Work package 5 "Pilot application" is led by the Project partner 4 the City of Most.
European School for Brownfield Redevelopment
Universities and institutes, which are involved in the project, will jointly set up a 2 year Master study programme for a new qualification in the management of the brownfield redevelopment, accredited by Czech Ministry of Education. The education of brownfield redevelopment management will be extended by e-learning study course.
Project partner 5 VSB - Technical University of Ostrava is in charge of Work package 6 "European School for Brownfield Redevelopment".
Bydgoszcz pilot site is located on a former tar paper factory by the Brda river bank. A detailed recognition of contamination will lead to the implementation of innovative remediation methods and development of the recreation area.
The pilot case of the Cannstatt Site will bring real-estate economic evaluation and a marketing concept/image campaign, focussing on the maximisation of land value despite a brownfield image.
The former open cast mine and machinery park and other projects nearby will represent a pilot case in the Czech Republic. Preliminary investigations and later a set of regeneration investment plans will be prepared. They will form a basis for application for possible funding at EU or national level.
Slovenian partners will prepare a new detailed planning document for the main railway station area. This and other related planning documents will secure an urban planning framework for multifunctional sustainable development.
Usti nad Labem
This pilot project will ensure data collection and will setup a register of brownfield redevelopment potentials, providing all relevant information required for potential international investors.
Partners from Italy will assess different sustainable development scenarios in the brownfield redevelopment process. The main focus will be the optimal use of renewable energy technologies and the assessment of synergies.