Central Europe’s Brownfields: Catalysing a Planning Response in the Czech Republic Academic Article uri icon


  • A brownfield is developed land (such as a factory site, railroad siding, or former military base) that is now underused-often vacant or derelict, and sometimes contaminated or feared contaminated. While the market will usually'recycle'land whose former use has become obsolete in some way, brownfield properties are'stuck'in an underused state. The market, left to itself, will not recycle them into more active use, often because the perceived cost and risk of bringing them back into use exceeds the benefits to owners. The broader urban and …

publication date

  • May 30, 2006