CircUse in brief
The project “Circular Flow Land Use Management” (CircUse) has 12 project partners and 3 associated partners from 6 countries are working together in the CircUse project. This project is implemented through the CENTRAL EUROPE Programme co-financed by the ERDF.
All partners respectively the represented regions are confronted with similar problems:
- massive urban sprawl,
- the current economic crisis,
- the effects of demographic change.
These factors cause unfavourable land use patterns which are neither competitive nor sustainable. Dispersed land use patterns with their high demands of land, soil and energy accelerate the process and the impacts of climate change.
In the frame of the project the concept of “Circular Flow Land Use Management” and especially the pilot projects will demonstrate how the identified problems can be solved.
The concept represents an integrative policy and governance approach which presupposes a changed land use philosophy with regard to land utilization (strategy pages).
CircUse will specifically contribute to the objective of integrated development strategies and investments by providing a viable framework, action plans and pilot projects on land use management as precondition for private investments (pilot projects). The interregional land use data base should support local decision makers on land use options and monitor the impacts on the polycentric development. The spatial concept and instruments will support the urban centre structure and enhance the quality of environment by the creation of open space on former brownfields.
The time frame of CircUse is from March 2010 to August 2013.