Selfguiding Trail
Sustainability
Recommendations

1
Sustainable city quarters can be achieved, if sustainability issues are implemented in a well structured planning process from the beginning. Quantifiable sustainability targets should be defined and broken down to the scale of single houses, to which their realisation can be finally checked.
 
2
Use high quality sustainable regeneration processes to maximise the marketing potential of market brownfield development sites.
 
3
Use creative instruments of participation to increase awareness of sustainable development related to brownfield sites amongst the public, politicians and professionals and to communicate with investors and other stakeholders.
 
4
It is important to recognise that brownfield sites frequently have a greater negative impact on sustainable issues than standard urban development sites. These could be environmental, economic or social.
 
5
It is essential to understand the legislative and statutory requirements for environmental sustainability in the local area.
 
6
Undertake a sustainable development assessment, followed by a management plan supported by plans for monitoring, reviewing and auditing.
 
7
It is essential for all involved in the development to agree at the outset responsibility for sustainable development issues and who will make decisions.
 
8
Include the environmental issues already in the planning phase of brownfield redevelopment project. Realise this in a flexible and creative way considering also the context of the overall environmental quality of the area.