Title Brownfield Regeneration Know-How Transfer – Lifelong Educational Project
Project Number 2011-1-SK1-LEO05-02876
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text The project BROWNTRANS provided a multi-disciplinary background in brownfield related knowledge that enabled practising professionals to grasp the breadth of the brownfields issue and enable them to consider well founded and integrated solutions. From the long-time aspect the project was focused on people in various activity sectors, representatives of towns and municipalities and developers and others who can benefit from the project. The added value was significant for the professionals in various sectors and levels, based on the know-how acquired during the course, through e-learning and self-study of the handbook that helps them in their jobs to address brownfield regeneration in a strategic manner and increase the speed of brownfields regeneration as well. Identifying brownfields issue and bumping up brownfields know-how was enhancing the local brownfields projects development and would enable some of them to take advantage the current structural funds programs.
Summary The overall outcome of this project was to accelerate the sustainable urban development skills. This was achieved by delivering know-how and experience in brownfield regeneration to practicing professionals, representatives of municipalities and regions and students who may once play an important role in brownfield regeneration. The project has been educating local teachers, capable to teach aspects of this multi-disciplinary subject in order to support economic, environmental and social development in various activity sectors for the benefit of the whole society.
Description Brownfields are abandoned or underused land within urban fabric which require intervention to be returned to beneficial use. Brownfield solutions support growing local economy and need sufficient local know-how, which can supply missing local knowledge and help form suitable national and local policies and program priorities. The objective of the project was to accelerate gaining of such a local know-how and supply it where it can be most pertinent - that is to the local practicing professionals. Decision on transfer of knowledge was evoked on the basis of the evaluation of the impact the LEPOB made so far on the new member countries and on the need in these countries for such a type of education being available in the local language.
Utilization and distribution of results
Open and distance learning
Water Supply; Sewerage, Waste Management and Remediation Activities
Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities
Real Estate Activities
Financial and Insurance Activities
Mining and Quarrying
Information and Communication
The aim of the project was to prepare an educational material based on the Brownfield Handbook that was prepared within the BRIBAST project. Handbook was updated with the recent international brownfields reuse trends, supplemented with the specifics of Slovak, Bulgaria and Romania. This updated generic English version was translated. This new material is available to professional organizations for distribution to their members as well as for distribution to representatives of municipalities. Handbook is also available at the project website.
Another aim was to prepare a teaching course in the form of e-learning. For the purpose of the course, teaching materials (slides, manual) were modified and adjusted for the current needs.