Brownfield regeneration involves the redevelopment of underutilised areas of a city. This contributes to limiting urban sprawl and promotes investment to restore land that has been contaminated by industrial activity. As such, it is an important path towards more integrated, resilient and sustainable urban development.
The European Environment Agency (EEA) estimates that there are three million urban brownfield sites with potential for future regeneration in Europe. Baltic Urban Lab Policy Brief - Making the most of brownfield sites in the Baltic Sea Region reveals the challenges and opportunities related to brownfield redevelopment as well as presents public-private-people partnerships as a solution to tackle these challenges.
This policy brief also presents the key recommendations based on Baltic Urban Lab lessons learned and results. They include policy and action points for more efficient and inclusive brownfield development processes, based on support for public-private-people partnerships at local, national and cross-border levels.
This policy brief targets local land use planners, as well as regional and national actors that support local development processes through direct cooperation or policy support.
If you are interested to learn more about brownfield planning on local level, please check Towards integrated and partnership-based planning of brownfield areas.