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.
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.
CONFERENCE MATERIALS AND MONOGRAPH
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’.
2-4 October 2012,
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.
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.
CANCELATION OF PARTICIPATION
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.
SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM COMMITTEE
following people were invited to the Scientific Program
CircUse Project description
Development and implementation of a climate friendly land use
concepts in coherence with new instruments and pilot actions for
selected pilot areas.
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.
Files to download: