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Alpine Industrial Landscapes

Towards a New Approach for Brownfield Redevelopment in Mountain Regions

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Part of the book series: RaumFragen: Stadt – Region – Landschaft (RFSRL)

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This Open Access book presents a pioneering research on brownfield redevelopment in mountain regions, and specifically in the European Alps. The origins and causes, the actual conditions as well as the future challenges and potentials of mountain brownfields are investigated from an interdisciplinary yet landscape-centered perspective. Through the reasoned combination of research-by-design methods and case-study analysis, the book explores the infrastructural relevance of these sites for the specific mountain territory, while advancing an innovative structuralist-systemic approach for their physical and functional transformation. The book includes, among others, a first transnational geo-mapping of Alpine brownfields, whose impressive outcomes in terms of site numbers and distribution can only confirm the urgency of this research.

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Table of contents (10 chapters)

  1. Framework

  2. Foundations

  3. Explorations

  4. Findings

Authors and Affiliations

  • Freising, Germany

    Marcello Modica

About the author

Dr. Marcello Modica, urban planner (Polytechnic University of Milan, 2012), was associate researcher at the Technical University of Munich, Department of Architecture until 2021.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Alpine Industrial Landscapes

  • Book Subtitle: Towards a New Approach for Brownfield Redevelopment in Mountain Regions

  • Authors: Marcello Modica

  • Series Title: RaumFragen: Stadt – Region – Landschaft

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  • Publisher: Springer VS Wiesbaden

  • eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2022

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-658-37680-2Published: 07 June 2022

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-658-37681-9Published: 06 June 2022

  • Series ISSN: 2625-6991

  • Series E-ISSN: 2625-7009

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXI, 405

  • Number of Illustrations: 256 b/w illustrations, 123 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Urban Studies/Sociology, Economic Geography

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