Brownfield Management in Greece. The Case of Piraeus
The article presents the main findings of a research associated with brownfield redevelopment in Greece. The regional administrative area of Piraeus is used as a pilot case study. Taking into account the international literature, the article presents the contemporary condition in Greece emphasizing on key-obstacles that hinder rehabilitation and reuse of brownfield sites. The research includes field work. Thematic maps depict the current condition of brownfield sites around Piraeus port, using as key-categories the former use, the current use, the system of ownership, the prices of land, the level of soil contamination. This cartographic depiction functions as a necessary tool for policy making on urban regeneration. The conclusions derived from field work provide useful information for further research. The ultimate purpose of the article is to highlight the contemporary problems in Greece, making the appropriate connections with the international experience on the field.
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