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Funding Reference Number
0330758 A-D

Acronym resp. Short Title

Site Appraisal and Revitalisation
Instruments for Land Use Management

Project Term
Beginning of the Term: 1st January 2007
End of the Term: 31st December 2009

Date of Update

Pilot Location Fürstenstraße
Pilot Location Fürstenstraße
(Copyright: Stadt+

Cost-effective Reclamation/Redevelopment and Planning of Brownfield Land


A significant proportion of brownfield land, specifically in areas with shrinking populations, is not immediately commercially viable to bring back into beneficial use. Without some form of public intervention these sites will remain unused, and potentially derelict, for the foreseeable future. The consequence is a blight on the surrounding areas and communities and the loss of an opportunity to renew the community in a sustainable manner. High cost of reclamation / redevelopment and low market values, constitutes a specific challenge for many cities and regions. The problems associated with these sites particularly relate to:

  • market forces are not the driver for redevelopment
  • future use is often limited to soft end uses
  • reuse would only be a long term option
  • the majority of public programmes focus on redevelopment for economic beneficial uses

This status leads to residual brownfields where more and more of these ‘hardcore’ sites remain unused or under-used for long periods of time. This extended derelict phase in turn can cause considerable associated urban problems for the economic and social redevelopment of the whole area. One possible option or basic solution for these sites are soft-end uses, whether permanently (i.e. with a definitive loss of development opportunities), or as an interim use (i.e. affording the sites some form of reserve status).

In a reserve status, no final or binding decision is made regarding the future use of the site. It is probable that the transition of a site from abandoned or derelict status to a reserve status could be fairly immediately fulfilled, especially for sites already publicly-owned, and it could also be a cost-effective action. There is, therefore, a need to explore specific planning and technical approaches for the use of reserve status for brownfields. Options of this nature should be developed and implemented by affected regions and municipalities as part of their spatial planning responsibilities.

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Contact Persons

Project Management

Mr Dr. Uwe Ferber
Projektgruppe Stadt + Entwicklung, Ferber, Graumann & Partner
Stieglitzstraße 84
04229 Leipzig
Telefon: +49 (0)341 / 4807026
Telefax: +49 (0)341 / 4806988

Scientific Co-operation

Mr Dr. Rolf Kreimeyer
GESA Gesellschaft zur Entwicklung und Sanierung von Altstandorten mbH
Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 33
10178 Berlin
Telefon: 0341 / 7100-630
Telefax: 0341 / 7100-649

Mr Dr. Jürgen Braun
Universität Stuttgart
VEGAS – Institut für Wasserbau
Pfaffenwaldring 61
70550 Stuttgart
Telefon: +49 (0)711 / 685-67018
Telefax: +49 (0)711 / 685-67020

As a subcontractor:
Mr Dr.-Ing. Volker Schrenk
Reconsite – eine Unternehmung der TTI GmbH
Pfaffenwaldring 61
70550 Stuttgart
Telefon: +49 (0)711 / 685-67017
Telefax: +49 (0)711 / 685-67020

Mr Andreas Schaubs
JENA-GEOS-Ingenieurbüro GmbH
Saalbahnhofstr. 25c
07743 Jena
Telefon: +49 (0)3641 / 4535-0
Telefax: +49 (0)3641 / 442806

Practice Partners

Mrs Petra Wesseler
Stadt Chemnitz
Annaberger Straße 89-93
09120 Chemnitz
Telefon: +49 (0)371 / 4881961
Telefax: +49 (0)371 / 4881996