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Final Announcement
3rd International Conference of CABERNET on MANAGING URBAN LAND
2nd-4th October 2012, Ustroń, Poland

Welcome to Ustroń,

We are very pleased to welcome all those who visit the 6th Conference on Innovative Solutions for Revitalization of Degraded Areas and the 3rd CABERNET Conference on Managing Urban Land which will be held in Ustroń this year.

Reclamation of contaminated sites, revitalization of degraded areas and proper land management are some of the greatest challenges facing our cities and regions. This conference offers a unique opportunity for scientists and practitioners to present the results of scientific research, theoretical considerations and applicable eco-innovative solutions. The conference will present the issues of remediation, revitalization and land management as an interdisciplinary and multi-faceted issue – ranging in scope from environmental quality assessment methods and remediation techniques to social, legal and economic aspects as well as organizational solutions.

One of the conference’s highlights is the special session on Circular Flow Land Use Management of the poject CircUse. This project aims at providing interdisciplinary solutions for efficient land use. The targeted audience of this project are above all researchers, developers and practitioners, key decision-makers of local governments, governmental workers and other policy makers, industry leaders, technology developers and representatives of the general public such as environmental NGO’s. The key measures and processes addressed during the session include those of land-use planning, land-use monitoring, land management, social development planning, awareness raising as well as the implementation of Circular Flow Land Use Management.

We believe that the conference will provide an excellent opportunity for participants to share ideas, develop new research plans, and experience a new vision for a sustainable development of degraded areas and urban land.

We look forward to welcoming you this October in beautiful Ustroń, Poland.

Organizing Committee


Institute for Ecology of Industrial Areas (IETU), Katowice, Poland

Research and Supervisory Centre of Underground Mining Co. Ltd, (CBiDGP), Lędziny, Poland

CABERNET – Europe’s Sustainable Brownfield Regeneration Network

Project CIRCUSE, Central Europe Programme


Marcin Korolec - Minister of the Environment

Adam Matusiewicz ‑ The Marshal of Silesian Voivodeship

Prof. Barbara Kudrycka – Minister of Science and Higher Education

Prof. Jerzy Buzek – Member of European Parliament

Waldemar Pawlak - Minister of Economy



  • Integrated urban land management and European funding programmes
  • Innovative technologies for land revitalisation
  • Economic, social and environmental tools for Circular Flow Land Use Management
  • Land demand for renewable energy production on brownfields
  • Best Practice case studies
  • Training, education and professionalism


We expect scientists, engineers, regulators and other environmental professionals representing universities, government (site management and regulatory agencies) and R&D and manufacturing firms will gather in Ustron in October 2012 to explore issues related to strengthen integrated land use planning and management, to accelerate technology transfer, including on the assessment and remediation of contaminated brownfields, and to exchange information on innovative developments in fundamental and applied environmental research.


The conference will be held in Polish and English.


Time Table


Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Conference OpeningSpecial Session Circular Flow Land Use Management- Innovative approaches of CircUse
Welcome Reception

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Session  I Integrated urban land management Session II Economic, social and environmental tools for Circular Flow Land Use Management
Get together – Open-Air Dinner

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Session III Innovative clean-up approaches

Closing Remarks


Abstracts will be published in a conference brochure, full texts will be disseminated on a CD. After the conference the papers will be reviewed by the Scientific Program Committee and published in the monograph: ‘Innovative Solutions for Revitalization of Degraded Areas 2012’.


  • 3rd September – 3rd Announcement and Final Program (electronic version)
  • 20th September 2012 – End of pre-registration


2-4 October 2012, Ustroń, Poland
Ustroń, JASKÓŁKA Hotel, 10, Zdrojowa Street,

The conference will be held in the town of Ustroń, located in the heart of the Silesian Beskids, at the end of a mountainous part of the Vistula valley, between Równica and Czantoria hills. It is a well-known health resort and a holiday destination. Picturesque landscape, long touristic walking trails and a healthy climate attract tourists, health resort’s patients, holiday-makers, as well as lovers of mountain sports and fishing.


We invite participants to take part in the Conference. To register, please use the attached registration form. Registration should be sent by the 20th of September 2012.
e-mail: fax: 00 48 32/324 22 63 or 00 48 32/ 216 66 66


Registration fee includes conference materials, accommodation (hotel 2/3, 3/4 October), meals and accompanying events excluding participation in the special session financed by EU funds under the CIRCUSE project.

The details of conference fee are available on the registration form.

·         Registration form author

·         Registration form participant

·         Registration form Circuse session

For detailed information connected with registration and costs
please contact Klaudia Banert, CBiDGP Sp. z o.o., ph. +48 32 324 22 62, e-mail:


Cancelation must be submitted in written form (by fax) at least 3 days before the beginning of the Conference to qualify for a refund. Resignation in later term is connected with necessity of defraying 100% of organizational costs. Absence during the Conference does not dispense from registration fee.


The following people were invited to the Scientific Program Committee:

  • Stanisław Baran – Agricultural University in Lublin, Poland

  • Jairo Falla – Paul Verlaine University, Metz, France

  • Krzysztof Mijalski – Research and Supervisory Centre of Underground Mining Co. Ltd., Lędziny, Poland

  • Krzysztof Gasidło – Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland

  • Detlef Grimski, CABERNET, Federal Environment Agency, Niemcy

  • Kazimierz Grzechnik - Południowy Koncern Węglowy S.A., Jaworzno, Poland
  • Barbara Gworek – Institute of Environmental Protection, National Research Institute, Warsaw, Poland
  • Czesława Jasiewicz – Agricultural University of Cracow, Poland
  • Marc Kaszynski – L’Etablissement Public Foncier Nord–Pas de Calais, France
  • Roman Łój – Katowicki Holding Węglowy S.A., Katowice, Poland
  • Tomáš Ocelka – Institute of Public Health, Ostrava, Czech Republic
  • Dagmar Petrikova – Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, SPECTRA Centre of Excellence, Slovakia
  • Piotr Poborski – WS Atkins Poland, Gliwice, Poland
  • Edward Popiołek – AGH University of Science and Technology, Cracow, Poland
  • Thomas Preuss – German Institute of Urban Affairs, Germany
  • Gundula Prokop – Umweltbundesamt GmbH, Wien, Austria
  • Czesława Rosik-Dulewska – Institute of Environmental Engineering, Polish Academy of Sciences, Zabrze, Poland
  • Jan Skowronek – Institute for Ecology of Industrial Areas, Katowice, Poland
  • Joanna Strzelec-Łobodzińska – Kompania Węglowa S.A., Katowice, Poland
  • Paul Syms – Centre for Urban Policy Studies, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Piotr Wojtacha – State Mining Authority, Katowice, Poland
  • Jarosław Zagórowski – Jastrzębska Spółka Węglowa S.A., Jastrzębie Zdrój, Poland



  • Czesław Filipek, CBiDGP, Poland

  • Wanda Jarosz, IETU, Poland

  • Grzegorz Sporysz, CBiDGP, Poland

  • Anna Starzewska-Sikorska, Coordinator of CIRCUSE Project, IETU, Poland (Chair)


Circular Flow Land Use

2 October 2012


Circular Flow Land Use Management – Innovative approaches of CircUse

14:35 – 14:55

CircUse – the project not a circus – Anna Starzewska-Sikorska, Institute for Ecology of Industrial Areas, Katowice, Poland

14:55 – 15:15

Circular Flow Land Use Management Tool – René Otparlik, Bernd Siemer, Saxon State Office for the Environment, Agriculture and Geology, Dresden, Germany

15:15 – 15:35

Circular Flow Land Management – Voitsberg Region – Gundula Prokop, Barbara Birli, Environment Agency Austria, Vienna, Austria; Michaela Geidl, Telepark Baernbach Corporation Ltd., Baernbach, Austria

15:35 – 15:55

Reforming organizations – local operators models in Piekary Śląskie (Poland) and Voitsberg (Austria) – Anton Schabl, Schabl Consulting e.U., Vienna, Austria

15:55 – 16:15 

From planning to management (new instruments?) – Maroš Finka, Dagmar Petriková, Slovak University of Technology, Bratislava, Slovak Republic

16:15 – 16:35 

CircUse: Strategy and Pilot Course for Awareness Raising – Thomas Preuss, German Institute of Urban Affairs, Berlin, Germany

16:35 – 16:55 

Coffee break

16:55 – 17:55

Discussion – Future perspectives of land use management in CE regions
Moderator: Uwe Ferber, Projektgruppe Stadt + Entwicklung, Germany

18:00 – 19:00

Training – New CircUse Data Management Tool
René Otparlik, Bernd Siemer, Saxon State Office for Environment, Agriculture and Geology, Dresden, Germany


Welcome Reception

CircUse Project description

Objective: Development and implementation of a climate friendly land use concepts in coherence with new instruments and pilot actions for selected pilot areas.

Realization period: March 2010-February 2013

The project is presenting a strategic approach to urban and peri-urban development based on the principle of Circular Land Use Management. This concept has been jointly developed and implemented in pilot actions worked out by all project partners. The action plans for 6 pilot areas in partners countries aim at intensification of land use change (e.g. by new information tools), reduction of land consumption (e.g. by integration of soil protection tools), increase of private investment in urban locations, coordination of public interventions and funding (including ERDF) (e.g. by local investment task forces). The project pilot areas have been selected to represent typical problems in Central European urban regions connected with land management. The main project results enclose overall strategy towards circular land use management concerning Policy and Action Plans, including concepts of climate friendly and competitive land use. The tools and instruments of Circular Land Use Management, user friendly GIS-based data management tool for local and regional authorities with a manual and models of land management structures were prepared. Additionally educational materials for schools in the subject of land use and environmental effects and education materials for schools in the subject of environmental effects of land use were edited.

CIRCUSE Project and session is financed under the CENTRAL EUROPE Program co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund. Participation in the CIRCUSE session is free.
Attendees cover expenses of traveling costs and accommodation for the nights by themselves.

Files to download:

·         Final Announcement

·         Registration form author

·         Registration form participant

·         Registration form Circuse session

·         Transport information

·         Application form for conference transport

·         Conference Program


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