Project goal:

To improve the environmental management of unused or underused industrial areas in order to make functional urban areas more liveable places.

GreenerSites – Environmental rehabilitation of brownfield rites in central Europe

Project duration: 36 months (01 June 2016 – 31 May 2019)

GreenerSites seeks to improve the environmental management of un- or underused industrial areas through the definition of strategies and tools that are based on a sustainable, integrated approach to make functional urban areas (FUAs) cleaner, healthier and more liveable places. The project will enable project partners shared and enhanced knowledge on integrated environmental management of brownfields and will also reinforce capacities of the public sector to plan and carry out brownfield regeneration and produce well-defined sustainability measures and tools to ensure the effectiveness of environmental planning. The tool that will stem from the project GreenerSites is envisaged as a location information system for on-line cooperation of the public sector that is responsible for brownfield rehabilitation.

Project activities:

  • Development of a common geo-information tool for brownfield regeneration stemming from the preliminary analyses conducted in 9 central European FUAs;
  • 9 strategic action plans defined in two steps (joint concept and full definition at FUA level after pilot phase);
  • 11 pilot actions testing more sustainable and novel technical solutions in brownfields to improve their environmental performance;
  • A full training package for public employees and stakeholders;
  • A common transferability manual to transfer know-how stemming from the project

Project partners:

  • City of Venice, Italy
  • ISW – Institute of structural policy and economic development, Germany
  • Municipality of Celje, Slovenia
  • Mazovia development agency, Poland
  • Municipality of  Solec Kujawsky, Poland
  • Veneto Region, Italy
  • Rijeka Port Authority, Croatia
  • Venice Port Authority, Italy
  • City of Bydgoszcz, Poland
  • City of Rijeka, Croatia
  • Ministry of Regional Development and Transport Saska Anhalt, Germany

Associated partners:

  • Environment Agency Austria, Austria
  • NICOLE – Network for Industrially Contaminated Land in Europe, the Netherlands
  • Industrial Zone of Porto Marghera, Italy
  • Municipality of Radom, Poland
  • Regional Directorate of the Environment Protection Bydgoszcz, Poland
  • Bydgoszcz Industrial and Technological Park, Poland
  • Energo Ltd., Croatia
  • Surf Italy – Thematic working group of Reconnet on sustainable remediation, Italy
  • Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy
  • Marshall office of Kujawsko – Pomorskie Region, Poland
  • Brownfield Authority of Saxony Anhalt, Germany
  • Regional Inspectorate of the Environmental Protection Bydgoszcz, Poland
  • Slovenian Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning, Slovenia
  • City of Halle, Germany

Financed under: Interreg Central Europe

Total project value. 3,795,769.00 €

Financed from the programme: 3,117,919.00
Budget of the City of Rijeka: 255,725.00 €
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