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Circular land management

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  • Europe
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  • United Kingdom



Ellen Luytenellen.luyten@ovam.bewww.ovam.beYesyesyes
In CIRCULAR LANDUSE MANAGEMENT, reuse of undervalued places are a big challenge. Actual market principles have forced this land/area as an unvaluable resource due to multifactorial issues. Multistakeholder approach is necessary to find new ways to proceed. Different societal challenges have to be considered and included. This is very timely and needs to be governed in a new way. Our interest lies in urban areas with an old industrial history that need to be reactivated through this multi transversal/integrative way of looking at a place combining soil remediation, circular economy, living and working - toward a productive city - a lively and high quality place of living.possibly, currently fundingnbal@ovam.be

Czech Republic

Veronika Kortanova
+420 257 280 636kortanova@kr-s.czhttp://www.kr-stredocesky.cz/web/regionalni-rozvoj/program-smart-akceleratoryespossiblynoProgramme - Smart Accelerator - Assistence of the Central Bohemian Region. Support for applied research. The local partner is needed.
Zdenek Semorad
xyzdenek.semorad@mmr.czhttps://www.mmr.cz/cs/Regionalni-politika-a-cestovni-ruch/Podpora-regionu/Programy-Dotace/Archiv-programu-a-dotaci-regionalni-politiky-(1)/Podpora-regionalniho-rozvoje-v-roce-2005/Vyzkum-a-jeho-programyyespossiblynoResearch for Needs of Regions - Ministry of Regional Development of CZ
Lukas Kacena
xylukas.kacena@tacr.czhttps://www.tacr.cz/index.php/en/yespossiblynoTechnology Agency of the Czech Republic, section for management of research




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
Understanding of key drivers of land management, preservation of agricultural land Tools for land-use planners based on soil quality / soil services French Thematic Network (RMT Sols et Territoires)yes, possiblymc.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
Reduce land take and promote urban regeneration. 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
This topic is included within the actions activated by the Ministry for the development of European guidelines on Circular Economy. It would be desirable to focus on other resources.possiblymatteo.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
Land recycling, particularly in degraded areas should consider the temporary use of those areas if there is no long-term plan to use them purposely. It is important to make those areas safe before they will be used for a long-term function.sta@ietu.katowice.pl


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





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 much interested Medium term 2020-2025yesgemma.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

Research is required to understand the patterns of behaviour and interdependencies of actors, especially land owners, active in land-related policy areas on a theoretical and practical level. It is important to combine the strategies and instruments by circular land management through applied research and pilot case studies and in the sense of modular “tool boxes” to qualify a sustainable land management.

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Land is nonrenewable but non destructible resource. Managing urbanisation, reducing sprawl and intensifying reliance on public services will both protect undeveloped land and reduce environmental impacts from low population densities.
Pragmatic regulation that encourages circular land use and prohibits consumption of fertile soil and valuable landscape.
Creative design, construction, decommissioning, rerolling and replacement of urban infrastructure to avoid the need for sprawl and increase the viability of public and shared services involves multi-disciplinarity and exploitation of big data to constrain activities.
Technological advances, demographic change and improvements in meeting societal demands drive urbanisation but sprawl reduces air quality and harms health. Healthy, functioning urban areas need renewal and redevelopment.

Circular land management in the urban context requires continues urban regeneration and minimising brownfields. Growing and shrinking cities have different land use dynamics and development objectives. Demographic change requires changing urban structures. Planned continuous renovation of settlement structures and reusing or redeveloping abandoned, derelict and under-used land is used.

Background: Ongoing urbanisation due to the remaining insufficient level of urban regeneration and persistence of brownfields. Growing and shrinking cities with different land dynamics and development objectives. Demographic change leads to new requirement on urban structures.
Goal: Minimize the consumption of land by continuously renovating settlement structures and overcoming the past's legacy by reusing and redeveloping abandoned, derelict and under-used land. Modernising permanently existing settlement structures by circular land management. exchange and use of existing local, regional and national initiatives and tools at a wider level.
Rationale from the themes: Demand: The demand on land to be used for new settlement areas and infrastructure is constantly increasing. Land use in itself is in constant transition according to the needs of stakeholders. Expansion, density and type of use all effect the social, economic and environmental quality of cities and regions as well as the soil and city climate. European cities are challenged by the need for developing inner development concepts for gaps in built-up areas, brownfield regeneration, densification and the replacement of older constructions. Stakeholders require new forms of cooperation such as that between planning and environmental administrations and public-private stakeholders. The adaption of planning and administrational processes to the current demands and at the same time the development of management strategies in cooperation with private land owners is required.
Natural Capital: Land is a finite resource that’s why better land use and management should present a strategic approach for the sustainable development of settlement structures as well as the efficient use of land as resource.
Land Management: Land use from the perspective of a Circular Economy refers to circular land use management. This concept can be described with the slogan “reduce - recycle – prevent”, and is focused on new innovative ways to minimize the consumption of land by reusing and redeveloping abandoned, derelict and under-used land sites. In this context, circular land management presents a comprehensive strategic approach for steering the development of settlement structures but should profile the identity of cities and support citizen needs.
Net Impact: Circular land management offers a starting point for the achievement of the international goals related to a “no-net-land-degradation” on the EU and UN levels. Furthermore, circular land management can contribute to the implementation of strategies for climate adaption and “healthy” cities.
So what? Research is required to understand the patterns of behaviour and interdependencies of actors active in land-related policy areas on a theoretical and practical level. It is important to combine the strategies and instruments by circular land management through applied research and pilot case studies and in the sense of modular “tool boxes” to qualify a sustainable land management. Specific attention should be taken on the interaction with landowners.
Links to other fields: Circular land management is related to all topics linked to Governance, spatial planning and conflict management.

Activities: knowledge transfer, knowledge creation, demonstration, survey and monitoring

Goals: No poverty, Zero hunger, Good health Quality, Education, Clean water & sanitation, Decent work and economic growth, Industry innovation and infrastructure, Reduced inequalities, Sustainable cities and communities, Responsible consumption, Climate action, Life on land, Peace and justive

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