Our Project

Land Use Management for
Sustainable European Cities

LUMASEC deals with strategic land use management, as it is one of the most important topics for competitiveness, attractiveness and sustainability of European city-regions. Today, a definition of strategies of land use implementation is limited, and therefore the recycling processes of urban brownfields are inefficient. Strategic planning is mostly unable to manage land use.

LUMASEC focuses on both the strategic level (strategic planning methods, process of cooperation between public and private bodies, fiscal measures and observation tools) and the operational level (actions plans related to case studies) of land use management. Furthermore, LUMASEC will elaborate strategies, methods, tools and practical recommendations.

LUMASEC

Challenges

LUMASEC deals with strategic land use management, as it is one of the most important topics for competitiveness, attractiveness and sustainability of European city-regions. Today, a definition of strategies of land use implementation is limited, and therefore the recycling processes of urban brownfields are inefficient. Strategic planning is mostly unable to manage land use.

Key point of focus

LUMASEC focuses on both the strategic level (strategic planning methods, process of cooperation between public and private bodies, fiscal measures and observation tools) and the operational level (actions plans related to case studies) of land use management. Furthermore, LUMASEC will elaborate strategies, methods, tools and practical recommendations.

A word from the lead partner

Dirk Engelke studied civil engineer and applied cultural sciences at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany. He is senior researcher at the University of Karlsruhe and managing director of the planning office “pakora.net – Network for towns and regions”. The main tasks of Dr. Engelke are research and consulting in national and international projects on urban planning, regional development and land use management.