There is a growing concern toward urban sprawl that is accompanying the economic development of Europe as it is not sustainable in the long term perspective. Such development generated critical consumption of natural resources that claims for a radical change. One of the reasons why the urban sprawl happens is that the former urban industrial land stays underutilized and it is not redeveloped fast enough. European Union TUD COST TU0602 Action "Land management for urban dynamics" offers the accurate framework to perform the Europe-wide comparative study, focused on land management regimes and policies for urban development and urban regeneration, including the problem of the redevelopment of brownfield areas. COST- the acronym for European Cooperation in Science and Technology- is the oldest and widest European intergovernmental network for cooperation in research. Established by the Ministerial Conference in November 1971, COST is presently used by the scientific communities of 36 European countries to cooperate in common research projects supported by national funds. While in the old European countries the redevelopment of the industrial land represented more or less a continual process, the situation in the new European countries that belonged before 1990 to former Soviet Union was different. This books contains the proceedings of the International Conference "Urban industrial land redevelopment", held in Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava on November, 11-14 2010 and is edited by Professor Maurizio Tira (University of Brescia), Chair of the action, professor Koloman Ivanič.ka and Daniela Spirkova of the Slovak University of Technology (Bratislava).
Title: Industrial urban land redevelopment
Author(s): Daniela Spirkova, Koloman Ivanicka, Maurizio Tira
Publisher: Maggioli SpA
Year of publication: 01/2012
Book series: Politecnica
Topic: Urban Planning
ISBN code: 8838760896
EAN code: 9788838760891
Maurizio Tira is Full Professor of Town and regional planning at the University of Brescia. His expertise is in the areas of mobility and planning, accessibility and safety in urban environment, planning in hazardous areas, land use transformations and urban dynamics. He has been responsible of several research projects, vice-chairman of the EU Action COST - Urban civil engineering C19 "Proactive Crisis Management of Urban Infrastructure" and Chairman of COST Action TU0602 "Land management for urban dynamics". Invited expert of the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) and the OECD International Transport Forum. Author of various books and papers in academic journals both at national and international level.