CABERNET 2014: Tailored & Sustainable Redevelopment towards Zero Brownfields

4th International Conference on Managing Urban Land

In association with the Final Conference of the EU FP7 Project “HOMBRE” and in cooperation with the EU FP 7 projects “GLOCOM”, “Greenland” and “TIMBRE”

14th 16th October 2014 · Frankfurt am Main · Germany


Brownfields are an inherent feature of most, if not all, cities around the globe. They all have a great potential to contribute to the long term successful development of their cities. However, if they are ignored, brownfield sites can become the cause of social and economic problems.

Almost a decade after the first CABERNET conference, the 4th International Conference on Managing Urban Land will celebrate progress made, mark lessons learnt and present new insights in how brownfield sites can be part of a vibrant urban environment. We invite contributions that increase our understanding of the complex system and the possibilities that a given city offers to private and public decision makers allowing them to operate on a sounder, more predictable basis than before. CABERNET is delighted to be working with friends – old and new – from European Commission 7th Framework funded projects GLOCOM, Greenland, TIMBRE and HOMBRE.

We look forward to welcoming you in Germany’s Frankfurt am Main for three days of sharing inspiration, motivation and validation of experiences from around Europe and beyond.


You can download the conference programme here.


The call for papers is closed. Potential contributors were asked for abstracts related to the 4 key topics of the conference. The text of maximum one page, including figures, was to explicitly state the objectives, new results and the conclusions or significance of the work. Abstracts were reviewed and selected for oral or poster presentation.



We invite especially scientists, engineers, stakeholders from environmental management (e.g. environment agencies, national and local authorities), brownfield managers, urban managers, spatial planners and site owners, as well as environmental consultants, R&D and manufacturing firms to participate, exchange experiences and learn about new developments. We are certain that you will find something interesting at each time slot, regardless of whether you are new to the field or have been practicing for decades.


A – Integrated urban land management and policies

B – Economic, social and environmental instruments for land use management

C – Innovative technologies and management tools for land revitalization

D – Best practice and case studies

For more details see our Flyer.


The following speakers will give key note speeches on the conference´s key topics:

Emmanuel Moulin, URBACT, EU /France:
“Integrated urban policies and land management”

Dale Medearis, Northern Virginia Regional Commission/USA:
“The New Paradigm of Transatlantic Brownfields Partnerships”

Harald Burmeier, ITVA/Germany:
“Soil Remediation and Land Management – a Win-Win Situation”

Paul Bardos, r3/UK:
“Re-use of land: possibilities, decision making and stakeholders”


4th April 2014
Deadline for the submission of abstracts

13th May 2014
Letter of acceptance to the presenters

17th June 2014
2nd Announcement (incl. programme)

5th September 2014
Submission of the full text of the paper (to be included in the conference proceedings)

18th September 2014
3rd Announcement

30th September 2014
Deadline for registration


For information regarding registration and accomodation please see the link.


Theodor-Heuss-Allee 25
60486 Frankfurt am Main

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Katja Wendler
Theodor-Heuss-Allee 25
60486 Frankfurt am Main

Phone: +49 (0)69 7564-425
Fax: +49 (0)69 7564-117
E-Mail: wendler@dechema.de