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Managing brownfield land in stagnant land markets

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFuture Directions for the European Shrinking City
EditorsHans Schlappa, William, B.V. Neill
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherTaylor & Francis
ISBN (Print)978-1138814691
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jan 2016

Publication series

NameRTPI Library Series


Shrinking cities are considerably challenged by stagnant urban land markets. Formal urban planning systems and instruments, developed to control urban grow and land development in the 1970s, are poorly adapted to manage situations where there is little or no pressure for development. Urban decline with failing property markets, the lack of integrated management strategies based on solid land information together with the inadequate use of planning instruments and financial incentives are major challenges for shrinking cities and regions. Examples of good practices and the ABC model for land management are presented here to show how brownfield land can be managed more effectively and sustainably.


Hans Schlappa, Uwe Ferber, ‘Managing brownfield land in stagnant land markets’, in Hans Schlappa, William B.V. Neill, eds., Future Directions for the European Shrinking City, (London: Routledge, 2016), ISBN 978-1138814691.

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