Briefs that state-of-the-art literature on regeneration projects can contribute to the urban sustainability transitions
Provides an in-depth analysis of urban brownfield regeneration projects processes and challenges
Offers an innovative operational monitoring tool for decision making on urban brownfield regeneration projects
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Table of contents (11 chapters)
About this book
This open access book is focused on the intersection between urban brownfields and the sustainability transitions of metreopolitan areas, cities and neighbourhoods. It provides both a theoretical and practical approach to the topic, offering a thorough introduction to urban brownfields and regeneration projects as well as an operational monitoring tool.
Neighbourhoods in Transition begins with an overview of historic urban development and strategic areas in the hearts of towns to be developed. It then defines several key issues related to the topic, including urban brownfields, regeneration projects, and sustainability issues related to neighbourhood development. The second part of this book is focused on support tools, explaining the challenges faced, the steps involved in a regeneration process, and offering an operational monitoring tool. It applies the unique tool to case studies in three selected neighbourhoods and the outcomes of one case study are also presented and discussed, highlighting its benefits.
The audience for this book will be both professional and academic. It will support researchers as an up-to-date reference book on urban brownfield regeneration projects, and also the work of architects, urban designers, urban planners and engineers involved in sustainability transitions of the built environment.
- Urban Brownfields
- Urban Renewal
- Sustainable Neighbourhoods
- Sustainability Transitions
- Multicriteria Evaluation
- Monitoring Tool
- Neighbourhood Regeneration
- Population Density
- Urban Development
- Brownfields and Sustainability
- Open Access
- Urban Geography and Urbanism
Authors and Affiliations
LAST, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
Emmanuel Rey, Martine Laprise, Sophie Lufkin
About the authors
Professor Emmanuel Rey is head of the Laboratory of Architecture and Sustainable Technologies (LAST) at Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and a partner at Bauart Architects and Planners in Bern, Neuchâtel and Zurich. He is the author of a doctoral thesis at the Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain) on urban brownfield regeneration and the integration of sustainability evaluation into the project dynamics, awarded by the European Gustave Magnel Prize in 2009. His practice, research and teaching focus on the field of sustainable architecture, with particular emphasis on the transcription of the principles of sustainability at different levels of intervention. He is the editor and author of several books on architectural and urban design and author of numerous articles in scientific journals and conference proceedings. In 2015, he is awarded by the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences and received the swiss-academies award for transdisciplinary research (td-award).
Dr. Martine Laprise graduated from the Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in 2017, after several years of experience in professional practice as an architect in Canada and Switzerland. She is the author of a doctoral thesis on operational monitoring for the integration of sustainability issues into urban brownfield regeneration projects. She is currently working as a scientist at the Laboratory of Architecture and Sustainable Technologies (LAST), carrying out research and teaching activities. She is the author of several articles in scientific journals and conference proceedings.
Dr. Sophie Lufkin graduated as an architect from the Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in 2005. She is the author of a doctoral thesis on the densification potential of disused railway areas in Switzerland. After an international practical experience at LAR-Fernando Romero (Mexico City), she is currently working as a scientist and lecturer at the Laboratory of Architecture and Sustainable Technologies (LAST), carrying out research and teaching activities. She is the author of several articles in scientific journals, conference proceedings and books.
Book Title: Neighbourhoods in Transition
Book Subtitle: Brownfield Regeneration in European Metropolitan Areas
Authors: Emmanuel Rey, Martine Laprise, Sophie Lufkin
Series Title: The Urban Book Series
Publisher: Springer Cham
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2022
License: CC BY
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-82207-1Published: 27 September 2021
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-82210-1Published: 27 September 2021
eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-82208-8Published: 25 September 2021
Series ISSN: 2365-757X
Series E-ISSN: 2365-7588
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XXI, 248
Number of Illustrations: 15 b/w illustrations, 48 illustrations in colour