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Funding Reference Number
0330757 A, C-E

Acronym resp. Short Title

Information on Soil and Land
Site Appraisal and Revitalisation
Cost Benefit Analysis
Scenarios and Models
Economic Tools
Instruments for Land Use Management
Governance and Management
Communications and Incentives Strategies

Project Term
Beginning of the Term: 1st May 2006
End of the Term: 31st December 2008

Date of Update

Strategien zur nachhaltigen Inwertsetzung nicht-wettbewerbsfähiger Brachflächen am Beispiel der ehemaligen Militär-Liegenschaft Potsdam-Krampnitz - SINBRA


Strategies for the Revitalization of Brownfield Areas in the Larger Potsdam Region" (SINBRA) was a joint research project of the REFINA program ("Research for the Reduction of Land Consumption and for Sustainable Land Management") funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). At its demonstration site Potsdam-Krampnitz it developed advanced strategies and tools for revitalization of 'conversion areas', lands formerly under military usage.
The joint project consisted of six sub-projects (Teilvorhaben: TV1 - TV6) which can be grouped along the three pillar concept of sustainable land management: Economcy, ecology as well as regional and urban development (depicted below).

The State of Brandenburg (Russian ex-military properties held as a property asset), represented by the Brandenburgische Boden GmbH, has more than 10 years of experience in selling, developing and remediating of ex-military real estate. The ex-military site at Potsdam-Krampnitz has been chosen as a representative location for typical shortcomings and deficiencies featuring abandoned sites. The topic of the exemplary restoration of competitiveness of an abandoned site versus competing building land potentials "in the green" should at the same time focus on the processing of the following main objectives:

  1. empirical investigation of the reduction of the land value due to ecological burdens caused during the previous use of the land, development of feasible estimation methods for the market-oriented evaluation of these sites as well as the integration of these evaluation procedures into site-oriented planning procedures
  2. development of methods and indicators for the evaluation of building land potentials, derivation of implementation possibilities as well as development of utilization variants
  3. development and application of a planning and decision-making instrument for the integrated assessment of utilization and remediation aspects as a basis for the determination of optimal spatial development strategies from a holistic point of view
  4. analysis of living space growth and clarification of the reasons for a) take-up of new space and b) the lacking as well as insufficient re-utilization of existing space
  5. application of instruments on the model site "Potsdam-Krampnitz", developed during the parts of the project, and development of re-utilization options,
  6. dissemination of the findings on four levels: web site of the network project, workshops and seminars, panel discussions, training and education courses

Due to the complexity of the problems an interdisciplinary adaption by experts of several specializations (sustainable urban development, re-utilization possibilities, use-oriented remediation, market-oriented assessment methods and development and backgrounds of space take-ups) and the integration of a nation-wide training and education facility has been prepared.
As a result a comprehensive catalog of instruments and indicators for cost effective and sustainable upgrading of non-competitive abandoned sites was provided:

  • recommendation for development of model-based decision making systems for the integrated utilization and remediation planning of sites contaminated due to their previous function
  • procedures for the compensation of market-oriented and sustainability-related objectives in spatial planning, development of interval indicator systems and recommendations for the politics of the use and planning of space including evaluation regulations

Through cost-effective utilization and remediation management the upgrading perspective at the proposed site Krampnitz will be improved and subsequently an important contribution to a nation sustainability strategy will be delivered.

Contact Persons

Project Management

Mrs Martina Freygang
Brandenburgische Boden Gesellschaft für Grundstücksverwaltung und -verwertung mbH
Hauptallee 116/6
15838 Zossen-Wünsdorf
Telefon: +49 (0)3377 / 388-157
Telefax: +49 (0)3377 / 388-180

Scientific Co-operation

Mr Dr. Michael Finkel
Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Zentrum für Angewandte Geowissenschaften (ZAG)
Wilhelmstr. 7
72074 Tübingen
Telefon: +49 (0)7071 / 2973177
Telefax: +49 (0)7071 / 5059

Mr Prof. Dr. Gerd Schmidt-Eichstaedt
Technische Universität Berlin
Institut für Stadt- und Regionalplanung
Hardenbergstr. 40a
10623 Berlin
Telefon: +49 (0)30 / 314-28114
Telefax: +49 (0)30 / 314-28154

Mr Martin Bittens
Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung GmbH – UFZ
Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig
Telefon: +49 (0)341 / 235-1682
Telefax: +49 (0)341 / 235-1837

Mr Prof. Dr. Raimund Schwarze
Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung GmbH – UFZ
Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig
Telefon: +49 (0)341 235 25 24
Telefax: +49 (0)341 235 28 25

Mrs Prof. Dr. Ruth Rohr-Zänker
STADTREGION, Büro für Raumanalysen und Beratung
Hornemannweg 5,
30167 Hannover
Telefon: 0511 228 21265
Telefax: 0511 228 2461

Practice Partners

Mr Bernd Kahle
Landeshauptstadt Potsdam
Bereich Stadtentwicklung - Verkehrsentwicklung
Hegelallee 6-10
14469 Potsdam
Telefon: +49 (0)331 / 289-2516
Telefax: +49 (0)331 / 284-2523