T34 / LM3

Land as a resources in urban areas (Sustainable urban land management)

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Czech Republic
  • Europe
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom



Czech Republic




Ministry of Agriculture and Food
Marion BARDYmarion.bardy@agriculture.gouv.frhttp://www,agriculture.gouv.frunknownyesyesHow to manage the multifunctionality of agricultural soils, also takes into account in the decision making - transverse to several themes. What means of action / levers for actors managing agricultural ecosystems
outside our remitmc.dictor@brgm.fr


Federal Ministry of Education and Resarch
Dr. Kristina Grossk.gross@fz-juelich.dewww.ptj.deyeayesyes
Urban and rural areas are closely interrelated and depending heavily on to each other. Urbanization and digitization - these and other trends urgently need to redefine functional urban areas and the urban-rural relationships. Coping with conflicts and initiating sustainable land use is of central importance. As part of the initiative “Future Cities” urban-rural relationships are part of intensive research activities in Germany. The BMBF is therefore interested to exchange in an international dialogue.possiblyuwe.ferber@stadtland.eu


Regione Emilia Romagna
Nicola Dall'Olionicola.dallolio@regione.emilia-romagna.itwww.regione.emilia-romagna.ityespossiblyyesRegione Emilia Romagna is interested in co-funding and being a partner of H2020 projects and other UE funding programme
Set regulations to improve preserve and improve the quality of urban soils in order to make urban areas more resilient to climate change. Currently co-funded in the framework of the LIFE project SOS4Lifecurrently fundingmatteo.tabasso@siti.polito.it
Ministry of The Environment, Land protection and Sea
Laura D'Apriledaprile.laura@minambiente.itwww.minambiente.itNOnono
Interesting topic, already covered by funding lines at national level. www.minambiente.it/pagina/politiche-di-coesione-2014-2020-0already fundedmatteo.tabasso@siti.polito.it
Edoardo Staculestacul@invitalia.itwww.invitalia.ityesyesyesAs expected outcome I hope to join a transnational critical mass to develop applied research foscused on the selected relevant items.
Funding from the Special Commissioner (Legislative Decree 185/15already fundedmatteo.tabasso@siti.polito.it


implementation programme soil and subsurface
Leo Hamerlinck (via Linda Maring)linda.maring@deltares.nlhttps://www.bodemplus.nl/onderwerpen/bodem-ondergrond/bodemconvenant/thema/kennis/uitvragen/uitvraag-2017/aanbestedingsvormen/xxxpossiblypossiblyThis programme has budget untill (10 mln between 2017-2020) for soil and subsurface. They use the Dutch knowledge agenda soil and subsurface (which is the same as the dutch contribution to the INSPIRATION agenda) as leading research questions. They set out different calls (next call is on climate / rural area, nature / infrastructure or energy, max 150 KEUR, 50% cofininancing needed, deadline Nov 29 2017 ) They are open for collaboration in europe. how and on which topics is not specified yest. Probably theyw ant to arrange this via the Knowledge and Innovation Program Soil and Subsurface (also entered in this database)


Janusz Janeczek
National Science Centre, ul. Królewska 57 30-081 Kraków, Polandjanusz.janeczek@us.edu.plhttps://www.ncn.gov.pl/kontakt?language=enchairman of the Council of the NCNyespossiblyProf. Jan Skowronek will be attending the conference on the behalf of prof. Janeczek. They co-operate closely, because prof. Janeczek is a member of Scientific Board of IETU
The sustainable use of urban space is needed for counteracting negative phenomena such as suburbanization, soil sealing and other. New methods of land use planning in urban areas is needed.sta@ietu.katowice.pl


Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Maria MaiaMaria.Maia@fct.ptwww.fct.ptPermission for what?yesyes
possibly, already funded, currently fundingtpanago@ualg.pt
Center on Spatial and Organizational Dynamics
Thomas Panagopoulostpanago@ualg.pthttp://cieo.pt/mission.phpyespossiblyyes
António José Conde Buzio Sampaio Ramos



Office of the Government of the Slovak Republic
Attila Toth, M.Sc., PhD.attila.toth@vlada.gov.skwww.vlada.gov.skyesnoyes
Ministry of Construction and Transport
Lucia Pospisovalucia.pospisova@mindop.skwww.mindop.sknot yetnoyes



Basque Government
Ignacio de la Puerta Director of Spatial Planning, Urbanism and Urban Regeneration- Basque Governmentidelapuerta@euskadi.eushttp://www.euskadi.eus/gobierno-vasco/departamento-medio-ambiente-politica-territorial/inicio/YespossiblynoInterested in SRA and in following up the initiative of New Funder Platform
Inclusive urban regeneration as a response to key urban challenges : liveability, industrial reconversion, brownfields, climate change mitigation and adaptation: i) methodologies and innovative technologies for inclusive urban regeneration ii) planning instruments and financial models iii) nature based solutions as driver for urban regenerationpossiblygemma.garcia@tecnalia.com
IHOBE Basque Environment Agency
Ana Alzola +34 94 423.07.43ana.alzola@ihobe.euswww.ihobe.eusyes but only within the interested partiespossiblyyesIhobe is the public agency for environmental management of the Basque Country. As such the organization has limited funding capacity. However Ms Alzola has tried to reflect in her responses the potential interest of the Department of Environment of the Basque Government with respect to the SRA. She is willing to participate in an online match making / meeting in the medium term though.
very interestedcurrently fundinggemma.garcia@tecnalia.com


The Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agrucultural Sciences and Spatial Planning
Elisabet Goranssonelisabet.goransson@formas.sewww.formas.seyespossiblypossiblyMay be a change of Contact person


Swiss National Science Foundation SNSF
c/o Marco Pützmarco.puetz@wsl.chwww.snf.chnonono
Swiss Federal Office for the Environment FOEN
c/o Marco Pützmarco.puetz@wsl.chwww.bafu.admin.chnonono

United Kingdom

This research will contribute to the development of healthy, safe and sustainable cities.

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Investing in research sustainable urban land management will contribute to the success of innovative urban policies such as compact cities, smart cities, healthy urban living, as promoted by the EU Urban Agenda and many other national and regional initiatives towards
Research on sustainable urban land management will benefit all stakeholders in cities, since it will contribute to balancing the needs and pressures of urban growth with the opportunities and constraints of the environment. Innovative urban land use, for instance urban farming, unsealing of soil and remidiation of contaimated sites will improve the quality of the urban living environment.
Fields of research are impacts of demographic change, economic effects of urban sprawl, and nature protection in urban areas. More specifically, the benefits of urban green infrastructure and nature-based solutions needs further detailing. Additionally, research on brownfield revitalisation, improvement of the quality and efficiency of urban infrastructure, multifunctional use and flexibility of buildings and infrastructure, and urban governance is needed. Related research needs focus on the potentials of innovative urban land and soil management to contribute to improving the quality of the urban environment, for instance by urban farming or other forms of food production in cities,
Sustainable urban land management refers to SDG 11: Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. This also includes urban - peri-urban partnerships to connect cities to their surrounding environment.

Land is a major resource in urban development. Cities are key engines of development. By 2030, almost 80 percent of the European population will live in cities, towns and suburbs. Many growing and shrinking cities are facing challenges related to economic, environmental and social issues that often also relate to land use transitions and soil quality.

Sustainable urban land management is referring to SDG Goal 11: Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. Cities build diversified and dynamic economies, and become the key engines of development (by 2030, almost 60% European population lives in cities, towns and suburbs . It is widely recognized that cities play a vital role in social and economic development of all European countries. However many growing and shrinking cities have difficulties related to economic, environmental and societal problems closely related to the transition of land. Sustainable urban land management is essential for innovative and effective approach of urban policy (e.g. compact cities, smart cities, healthy cities…). Increasing urban density reduces the effectiveness of urban solutions to hazards management and increases the need for costly engineering solutions. That’s why one of most important questions is: How to improve the cross-sectoral implication of urban development? The other important part of urban land management is referring to the necessity of efficient (re)use of land resources: such as water, energy, and reuse of derelict, degraded and post- industrial urban sites. That's why is important to establish integrated solutions related to the multiple reused urban land, including those areas which recognised as a city’s brownfield’s.
Main challenge for sustainable urban management is to find ways of balancing the needs and pressures of urban growth with the opportunities and constraints of the environment. Once a solution was found and agreed, implementation structures are required to avoid deadlocks. In this context further research-fields are: impacts of demographic change, economical effects of urban sprawl, nature protection in urban space role of urban green infrastructure and nature – based solution, brownfield revitalisation, improvement of quality and efficiency of urban infrastructure, (multifunctional use and flexibility of buildings and infrastructure), governance of urban structure such as, urban agglomeration, polycentric conurbation and functional urban areas.

Activities: knowledge transfer, knowledge creation, demonstration, training and education, survey and monitoring, networking

Goals: No poverty, Zero hunger, Good health Quality, Gender equality, Clean water & sanitation, Affodable and clean energy, Industry innovation and infrastructure, Sustainable cities and communities, Responsible consumption, Climate action, Life below water, Life on land, Peace and justive, Partnership for the goals

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