BROWNFIELDS AND GREENFIELDS ASSESSMENT METHOD IN RELATION TO VALUE POTENTIAL AND EFFICIENT USE
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Zuzana Dvořáková Líšková, Nikola Sagapova, Roman Buchtele
Brownfields, greenfields, evaluation, decision-making, assessment method
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Brownfields and greenfields are examples of areas that report partial, however rather significant changes in the spatial organization of localities of economic and sometimes social changes. A large…more
Brownfields and greenfields are examples of areas that report partial, however rather significant changes in the spatial organization of localities of economic and sometimes social changes. A large part of them emerged in areas originally used for industrial production and other economic activities, including former agricultural primary production. In the case of investor interest and with the support of the public sector, they can be transformed back into an area of growth and prosperity; which is discussed as the main motivation for writing the paper. The cost of reusing of such areas is in many cases very high and it is therefore necessary to find a suitable methodological tool to assess the suitability of revitalization and cultivation. The paper presents a newly proposed method for evaluating brownfields and greenfields in terms of their value potential and the way they can be further effectively utilised. Practical verification of the method was carried out at two localities (a brownfield in the village of Želeč and a greenfield in the village of Vidov) from the South Bohemian Region. Both test sites were comparable in terms of their possible future use (e.g., housing, civic amenities, greening). The potential of the tested sites was determined by means of the preference index and the most effective solutions for both areas of interest were proposed. Both localities could be interesting for investors, entrepreneurs and people with higher income. The obtained results demonstrate the suitability of the proposed method for the evaluation and decisionmaking on the further use of brownfields and greenfields in the Czech Republic.