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  • 1
    Language: English
    In: Journal of Environmental Management, April 15, Vol.153, p.11(14)
    Description: To link to full-text access for this article, visit this link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2015.01.040 Byline: Stephan Bartke, Reimund Schwarze Abstract: The EU Soil Thematic Strategy calls for the application of sustainability concepts and methods as part of an integrated policy to prevent soil degradation and to increase the re-use of brownfields. Although certain general principles have been proposed for the evaluation of sustainable development, the practical application of sustainability assessment tools (SATs) is contingent on the actual requirements of tool users, e.g. planners or investors, to pick up such instruments in actual decision making. We examine the normative sustainability principles that need to be taken into account in order to make sound land-use decisions between new development on greenfield sites and the regeneration of brownfields - and relate these principles to empirically observed user requirements and the properties of available SATs. In this way we provide an overview of approaches to sustainability assessment. Three stylized approaches, represented in each case by a typical tool selected from the literature, are presented and contrasted with (1) the norm-oriented Bellagio sustainability principles and (2) the requirements of three different stakeholder groups: decision makers, scientists/experts and representatives of the general public. The paper disentangles some of the inevitable trade-offs involved in seeking to implement sustainable land-use planning, i.e. between norm orientation and holism, broad participation and effective communication. It concludes with the controversial assessment that there are no perfect tools and that to be meaningful the user requirements of decision makers must take precedence over those of other interest groups in the design of SATs. Author Affiliation: (a) UFZ - Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Department of Economics, Permoserstr. 15, 04318 Leipzig, Germany (b) European University Viadrina, Professorship in International Environmental Economics, Postfach 1786, 15207 Frankfurt (Oder), Germany Article History: Received 2 October 2014; Revised 21 January 2015; Accepted 25 January 2015
    Keywords: Brownfields – Usage ; Environmental Economics – Usage ; Land Use – Usage ; Land Use Planning – Usage ; Tool Industry – Usage ; Sustainable Development – Usage ; Land Use Controls – Usage
    ISSN: 0301-4797
    Source: Cengage Learning, Inc.
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  • 2
    Language: English
    In: Science of the Total Environment, 01 April 2018, Vol.619-620, pp.1040-1048
    Description: A deliberate expert-based scenario approach is applied to better understand the likely determinants of the evolution of the market for nanoparticles use in remediation in Europe until 2025. An initial set of factors had been obtained from a literature review and was complemented by a workshop and key-informant interviews. In further expert engaging formats - focus groups, workshops, conferences, surveys - this initial set of factors was condensed and engaged experts scored the factors regarding their importance for being likely to influence the market development. An interaction matrix was obtained identifying the factors being most active in shaping the market development in Europe by 2025, namely “Science-Policy-Interface” and “Validated information on nanoparticle application potential”. Based on these, potential scenarios were determined and development of factors discussed. Conclusions are offered on achievable interventions to enhance nanoremediation deployment.
    Keywords: Nanoremediation ; Scenario Development ; Market Assessment ; Focus Group ; Environmental Sciences ; Biology ; Public Health
    ISSN: 0048-9697
    E-ISSN: 1879-1026
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  • 3
    Language: English
    In: Journal of Environmental Management, 15 April 2015, Vol.153, pp.11-24
    Description: The EU Soil Thematic Strategy calls for the application of sustainability concepts and methods as part of an integrated policy to prevent soil degradation and to increase the re-use of brownfields. Although certain general principles have been proposed for the evaluation of sustainable development, the practical application of sustainability assessment tools (SATs) is contingent on the actual requirements of tool users, e.g. planners or investors, to pick up such instruments in actual decision making. We examine the normative sustainability principles that need to be taken into account in order to make sound land-use decisions between new development on greenfield sites and the regeneration of brownfields – and relate these principles to empirically observed user requirements and the properties of available SATs. In this way we provide an overview of approaches to sustainability assessment. Three stylized approaches, represented in each case by a typical tool selected from the literature, are presented and contrasted with (1) the norm-oriented Bellagio sustainability principles and (2) the requirements of three different stakeholder groups: decision makers, scientists/experts and representatives of the general public. The paper disentangles some of the inevitable trade-offs involved in seeking to implement sustainable land-use planning, i.e. between norm orientation and holism, broad participation and effective communication. It concludes with the controversial assessment that there are no perfect tools and that to be meaningful the user requirements of decision makers must take precedence over those of other interest groups in the design of SATs.
    Keywords: Sustainability Principles ; User Requirements ; Decision Support Tools ; Land-Use Decisions ; Brownfield Redevelopment ; Planning ; Environmental Sciences ; Economics
    ISSN: 0301-4797
    E-ISSN: 1095-8630
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  • 4
    Language: English
    In: Ecological Economics, April 2018, Vol.146, pp.536-548
    Description: To access, purchase, authenticate, or subscribe to the full-text of this article, please visit this link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2017.12.006 Byline: Veronika Liebelt [veronika.liebelt@ufz.de] (a,b,*), Stephan Bartke [stephan.bartke@ufz.de] (c,d), Nina Schwarz [n.schwarz@utwente.nl] (a,e) Highlights * We present a scale-sensitive approach to define value of urban green spaces (UGSs). * A hedonic pricing analysis was conducted for 261,827 flats in Leipzig, Germany. * Revealed preferences for UGSs differ between the city level and district level. * Socio-economic variables can explain differences in revealed preferences. * The stepwise analysis approach is applicable for complex systems in general. Author Affiliation: (a) Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Department Computational Landscape Ecology, 04318 Leipzig, Germany (b) Leipzig University, Institute for Infrastructure and Resources Management, 04109 Leipzig, Germany (c) Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Department of Economics, 04318 Leipzig, Germany (d) Umweltbundesamt, 06844 Dessau-Ro[sz]lau, Germany (e) Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), University of Twente, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands * Corresponding author at: Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Department of Computational Landscape Ecology, Permoserstra[sz]e 15, 04318 Leipzig, Germany. Article History: Received 7 December 2016; Revised 30 November 2017; Accepted 1 December 2017
    Keywords: Environmental Sciences ; Ecology ; Economics
    ISSN: 0921-8009
    E-ISSN: 1873-6106
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  • 5
    Language: English
    In: International Journal of Strategic Property Management, 01 December 2011, Vol.15(4), pp.356-378
    Description: The revitalization of contaminated land carries many risks and uncertainties. This paper aims to reveal drivers of risk perception and to introduce a novel valuation method for the assessment of market-perceived risks for sites polluted by earlier use in a transparent and comprehensible procedure. International approaches to account for value deductions due to contaminations and resulting uncertainties are reviewed. Based on literature review and a national survey amongst German professional appraisers, a risk assessment methodology is elaborated, outlined and applied in a case study approach. We find that areas that have been properly decontaminated on average still have a depressed market value of 12.25%. Quantities such as location, time and feasibility of passing on risks can be combined in an algorithm to determine the absolute value reduction for a specific property to be appraised. Results should help appraisers, international investors and portfolio managers to deepen their understanding of valuation of risks associated with (previously) contaminated land.
    Keywords: Real Estate Appraisal ; Contaminated Land ; Valuation of Perceived Uncertainties ; Stigma and Marketability Risk ; Risk Scoring Method ; Economics
    ISSN: 1648-715X
    E-ISSN: 1648-9179
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  • 6
    Language: English
    In: Science of the Total Environment, 01 May 2018, Vol.622-623, pp.1408-1416
    Description: We introduce the INSPIRATION bottom-up approach for the development of a strategic research agenda for spatial planning, land use and soil-sediment-water-system management in Europe. Research and innovation needs were identified by more than 500 European funders, endusers, scientists, policy makers, public administrators and consultants. We report both on the concept and on the implementation of the bottom-up approach, provide a critique of the process and draw key lessons for the development of research agendas in the future. Based on identified strengths and weaknesses we identified as key opportunities and threats 1) a high ranking and attentiveness for the research topics on the political agenda, in press and media or in public awareness, 2) availability of funding for research, 3) the resources available for creating the agenda itself, 4) the role of the sponsor of the agenda development, and 5) the continuity of stakeholder engagement as bases for identification of windows of opportunity, creating ownership for the agenda and facilitating its implementation. Our derived key recommendations are 1) a clear definition of the area for which the agenda is to be developed and for the targeted user, 2) a conceptual model to structure the agenda, 3) making clear the expected roles, tasks, input formats regarding the involvement and communication with the stakeholders and project partners, 4) a sufficient number of iterations and checks of the agenda with stakeholders to insure completeness, relevance and creation of co-ownership for the agenda, and 5) from the beginning prepare the infrastructure for the network to implement the agenda.
    Keywords: Research Agenda ; Bottom-Up ; Societal Challenges ; Land Use ; Soil Management ; Stakeholder ; Environmental Sciences ; Biology ; Public Health
    ISSN: 0048-9697
    E-ISSN: 1879-1026
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  • 7
    Language: English
    In: Science of the Total Environment, 01 May 2018, Vol.622-623, pp.997-1008
    Description: The regeneration of brownfields has been increasingly recognized as a key instrument in sustainable land management, since free developable land (or so called “greenfields”) has become a scare and more expensive resource, especially in densely populated areas. However, the complexity of these sites requires considerable efforts to successfully complete their revitalization projects, thus requiring the development and application of appropriate tools to support decision makers in the selection of promising sites where efficiently allocate the limited financial resources. The design of effective prioritization tools is a complex process, which requires the analysis and consideration of critical points of attention (PoAs) which has been identified considering the state of the art in literature, and lessons learned from previous developments of regional brownfield (BF) prioritization processes, frameworks and tools. Accordingly, we identified 5 PoAs, namely 1) Assessing end user needs and orientation discussions, 2) Availability and quality of the data needed for the BF prioritization tool, 3) Communication and stakeholder engagement 4) Drivers of regeneration success, and 5) Financing and application costs. To deepen and collate the most recent knowledge on the topics from scientists and practitioners, we organized a focus group discussion within a special session at the AquaConSoil (ACS) conference 2017, where participants were asked to add their experience and thoughts to the discussion in order to identify the most significant and urgent points of attention in BF prioritization tool design. The result of this assessment is a comprehensive table (Table 2), which can support problem owners, investors, service providers, regulators, public and private land managers, decision makers etc. in the identification of the main aspects (sub-topics) to be considered and their relative influences and in the comprehension of the general patterns and challenges to be faced when dealing with the development of BF prioritization tools.
    Keywords: Brownfield Inventory Database ; Brownfield Prioritization Tool ; Sustainable Brownfield Regeneration ; Stakeholders ; Tool Designing ; Environmental Sciences ; Biology ; Public Health
    ISSN: 0048-9697
    E-ISSN: 1879-1026
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  • 8
    Language: English
    In: Journal of Environmental Management, 15 December 2016, Vol.184, pp.94-107
    Description: Prioritizing brownfields for redevelopment in real estate portfolios can contribute to more sustainable regeneration and land management. Owners of large real estate and brownfield portfolios are challenged to allocate their limited resources to the development of the most critical or promising sites, in terms of time and cost efficiency. Authorities worried about the negative impacts of brownfields – in particular in the case of potential contamination – on the environment and society also need to prioritize their resources to those brownfields that most urgently deserve attention and intervention. Yet, numerous factors have to be considered for prioritizing actions, in particular when adhering to sustainability principles. Several multiple-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) approaches and tools have been suggested in order to support these actors in managing their brownfield portfolios. Based on lessons learned from the literature on success factors, sustainability assessment and MCDA approaches, researchers from a recent EU project have developed the web-based Timbre Brownfield Prioritization Tool (TBPT). It facilitates assessment and prioritization of a portfolio of sites on the basis of the probability of successful and sustainable regeneration or according to individually specified objectives. This paper introduces the challenges of brownfield portfolio management in general and reports about the application of the TBPT in five cases: practical test-uses by two large institutional land owners from Germany, a local and a regional administrative body from the Czech Republic, and an expert from a national environmental authority from Romania. Based on literature requirements for sustainability assessment tools and on the end-users’ feedbacks from the practical tests, we discuss the TBPT's strengths and weaknesses in order to inform and give recommendations for future development of prioritization tools.
    Keywords: Brownfield ; Sustainability ; Stakeholder ; Portfolio ; Prioritization ; Decision Support ; Case Studies ; Environmental Sciences ; Economics
    ISSN: 0301-4797
    E-ISSN: 1095-8630
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  • 9
    Language: English
    In: Sustainability, 01 September 2018, Vol.10(9), p.3179
    Description: What drives farmers' decision-making? To inform effective, efficient, and legitimate governance of agricultural soils, it is important to understand the behaviour of those who manage the fields. This article contributes to the assessment and development of innovative soil governance instruments by outlining a comprehensive understanding of the determinants of farmers' behaviour and decision-making. Our analysis synthesises empirical literature from different disciplines spanning the last four decades on various farm-level decision-making problems. Based on a conceptual framework that links objective characteristics of the farm and the farmer with behavioural characteristics, social-institutional environment, economic constraints, and decision characteristics, empirical findings from 87 European studies are presented and discussed. We point out that economic constraints and incentives are very important, but that other factors also have significant effects, in particular pro-environmental attitudes, goodness of fit, and past experience. Conversely, we find mixed results for demographic factors and symbolic capital. A number of potentially highly relevant yet understudied factors for soil governance are identified, including adoption of technologies, advisory services, bureaucratic load, risk aversion and social capital, social norms, and peer orientation. Our results emphasise the importance of a broad behavioural perspective to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and legitimacy of soil governance.
    Keywords: Agricultural Policy ; Behavioural Studies ; Literature Review ; Soil Functions ; Soil Pressures ; Environmental Sciences ; Economics
    E-ISSN: 2071-1050
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  • 10
    Language: English
    In: International Journal of Strategic Property Management, 2011, Issue 4, pp.356-378
    Description: The revitalization of contaminated land carries many risks and uncertainties. This paper aims to reveal drivers of risk perception and to introduce a novel valuation method for the assessment of market-perceived risks for sites polluted by earlier use in a transparent and comprehensible procedure. International approaches to account for value deductions due to contaminations and resulting uncertainties are reviewed. Based on literature review and a national survey amongst German professional appraisers, a risk assessment methodology is elaborated, outlined and applied in a case study approach. We find that areas that have been properly decontaminated on average still have a depressed market value of 12.25%. Quantities such as location, time and feasibility of passing on risks can be combined in an algorithm to determine the absolute value reduction for a specific property to be appraised. Results should help appraisers, international investors and portfolio managers to deepen their understanding of valuation of risks associated with (previously) contaminated land.
    Keywords: Economy ; Real Estate Appraisal ; Contaminated Land ; Valuation of Perceived Uncertainties ; Stigma and Marketability Risk ; Risk Scoring Method ; Economics
    ISSN: 1648-715X
    Source: Central and Eastern European Online Library (C.E.E.O.L.)
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