Golder Associates Italy has just completed a study into the renewal and remediation of brownfields, in collaboration with the architecture firm TRA.
By interviewing 15 Italian experts, the study investigated how an integrated approach can incorporate individual expertise into a broader process, and found that the practice can be fine-tuned through the use of "adaptive remediation". This means using different technologies that better adapt to the long term vision for a site renewal.
The Italian real estate industry is continually looking for ways to more effectively tackle the remediation and renewal of brownfield sites, and through an integrated approach they will be able to organise this in a more successful manner. With a stagnated property market as a backdrop, the new integrated design strategies will prove vital for tackling future remediation projects in Italy.
The study's findings will be presented on September 17th, during a conference at Remtech 2014, Italy's main exhibition on remediation technologies and urban renewal. They will be published in an Italian language booklet intended for a wide public, which will present a series of interesting international case studies and a framework of the Italian legislation in the remediation field.
The Remtech event, which is organised in cooperation with the Canadian Embassy in Italy, will see the participation of both national and international lecturers from different fields, including Canadian and Italian authorities, experts on stakeholder engagement, representatives from the petroleum sector and from environmental associations.
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As a global, employee-owned organisation with over 50 years of experience, Golder Associates is driven by our purpose to engineer earth's development while preserving earth's integrity. From 180 offices worldwide, our more than 8,000 employees deliver solutions that help our clients achieve their sustainable development goals by providing a wide range of independent consulting, design, and construction services in our specialist areas of earth, environment, and energy.