Various Aspects of the Genesis and Perspectives on Agricultural Brownfields in the Czech Republic

Open access

Abstract

Abandoned agricultural objects from the period of large-scale agricultural production in the socialist era represent a peculiar topic in the former communist countries of Eastern Europe, surpassing the experience of the EU15 countries or USA that have extensive and long-standing practice in brownfields redevelopment. The question of brownfields resulting from the transformation of the agricultural sector during the transition period of the Czech Republic is presented in this paper. Agricultural brownfields are the most frequently occurring brownfields in the Czech Republic (especially in some regions), but their area share is much lower, indicating their spatial disposition in the landscape. Some aspects of agricultural brownfields regeneration, including possibilities of its funding, are discussed in the paper. We also deal with geographical, environmental and historical aspects of the existence of these localities in the Czech Republic in the context of potential financial resources and possibilities for funding their revitalization.

ADELAJA, S., SHAW, J., BEYEA, W., MCKEOWN, J. D. C. (2010): Renewable energy potential on brownfield sites: A case study of Michigan. Energy Policy Vol. 38, No. 11, p. 7021-7030.

BARDOS, P. R., MARIOTTI, C., MAROT, F., SULLIVAN, T. (2001): Framework for decision support used in contaminated land management in Europe and North America. Land Contamination & Reclamation, Vol. 9, No. 1, p. 149-163.

BARTŮŠKOVÁ, J., HOMOLKA, J. (2009): Analysis of land-law relations development in the Czech Republic after 1989 in the legal and economic context. Agriculture Economics - Czech, Vol. 55, No. 5, p. 250-256.

BENAYAS, J. M. R., MARTINS, A., NICOLAU, J. M., SCHULZ J. J. (2007): Abandonment of agricultural land: an overview of drivers and consequences. Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, Vol. 2, No. 57, 14 pp.

BIČÍK, JELEČEK, L., ŠTĚPÁNEK, V. (2001): Land-Use Changes and Their Social Driving Forces in Czechia in the 19th and 20th Centuries, Land Use Policy, Vol. 18, No. 1, p. 65-73.

BIRKKJAER, K. O., PEDERSEN, S. (1996): Re-use of old rural buildings in Denmark In: New Uses for Old Rural Buildings in the Context of Landscape Planning. Proceedings of The International Seminar of the Second Technical Section of C.I.G.R., Universita Cattolica Del Sacro Cuore, Piacenza, 1996, p. 139-144.

CZECHINVEST (2007): Vyhledávací studie pro lokalizaci brownfieldů. Praha. Available at: www.czeinvest.org (access: July 2010).

DOUCHA, T., FOLTÝN, I. (2008): Czech agriculture after the accession to the European Union - impacts on the development of its multifunctionality. Agriculture Economics - Czech, Vol. 54, No. 4, p. 150-157.

DVORSKÁ, A., SIR, M., HONZAJKOVÁ, Z., KOMPRDA, J., ČUPR, P., PETRLÍK, J., ANAKHASYAN, E., SIMONYAN, L., KUBAL, M. (2012): Obsolete pesticide storage sites and their POP release into the environment-an Armenian case study. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Vol. 19, No. 6, p. 1944-1952.

FUENTES, J. M. 2010. Methodological base for documenting and reusing vernacular farm architecture. Journal of Cultural Heritage, Vol. 11, No. 2, p. 119-129.

GARCIA, A. I., AYUGA, F. (2007): Reuse of abandoned buildings and the rural landscape: The situation in Spain. Transactions of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, Vol. 50, No. 4, p. 1383-1394.

HOWLAND, M. (2004): The role of contamination in central city industrial decline. Economic Development Quarterly, Vol. 18, No. 3, p. 207-219.

HRON, J., ŠTŮSEK, J., ARNOŠT, M., HUML, J., PLATILOVÁ-VORLÍČKOVÁ, L. (2007): Diversification - strategy of building the competitive advantage in agribusiness. Agriculture Economics - Czech, Vol. 53, No. 12, p. 580-584.

HUDEČKOVÁ, H. (1995): Privatizace v zemědělství a obnova venkova. Czech Sociological Review, Vol. 31, No. 4, p. 449-462.

IOFFE, G., NEFEDOVA, T., ZASLAVSKY, I. (2004), ‘‘From Spatial Continuity to Fragmentation: The Case of Russian Farming,’’ Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Vol. 94, No. 4, p. 913-943.

JAARSMA R. F., VRIES, J. R. de (2013): Former farm buildings reused as rural villa, building contractor or garden centre: consequences for traffic flows on minor rural roads in a changing countryside. European Countryside Vol. 5, No. 1, p. 8-51

MACKOVIČ, V. (2003): Vybrané aspekty zemědělské výstavby ve venkovském prostoru. Urbanismus a Územní Rozvoj, Vol. 4, No. 5, p. 2-12.

NOE, E., ALRRE, H. F., LANGVAD, A. M. (2008): A polyocular framework for research on multifunctional farming and rural development. Sociologia Ruralis, Vol. 48, No. 1, p. 1-15.

PAGE, G. W.; BERGER, R. S. (2006): Characteristics and land use of contaminated brownfield properties in voluntary cleanup agreement programs. Land Use Policy, Vol. 23, No. 4, p. 551-559.

PRISHCHEPOV, V. A., RADELOFF, V. C., BAUMANN, M., KUEMMERLE, T., MÜLLER, D. (2012): Effects of institutional changes on land use: agricultural land abandonment during the transition from state-command to market-driven economies in post-Soviet Eastern Europe, Environmental Research Letters, Vol. 7, No. 2, 13 pp.

PRISHCHEPOV, A. V., MUELLER, D., DUBININ, M., BAUMANN, M., RADELOFF, V. C (2013): Determinants of agricultural land abandonment in post-Soviet European Russia. Land Use Policy, Vol. 30, No. 1, p. 873-884.

RUDA, G. (1998): Rural buildings and environment. Landscape and Urban Planning, Vol. 41, No. 2, p. 93-97.

SHARPLEY, R., VASS, A. (2006): Tourism, farming and diversification: an attitudinal study. Tourism Management, Vol. 27, No. 5, p. 1040-1052.

SCHOENBAUM, M. (2002): Environmental contamination, brownfields policy, and economic redevelopment in an industrial area of Baltimore, Maryland. Land Economics, Vol. 78, No. 1, p. 60-71.

SVOBODOVÁ, H., VĚŽNÍK, A. (2009): To the problems of agricultural brownfields in the Czech Republic - Case study of the Vysočina region. Agriculture Economics - Czech, Vol. 55, No. 11, p. 550-556.

TASSINARI, P., TORREGGIANI, D., BENNI, S., DALL’ARA, E. (2010): Research model for farm building design: General structure and physiognomic characterization phase. CIGR Journal, Vol. 12, No. 1, p. 47-54.

VAN DER VAART, J. H. P. (2005): Towards a new rural landscape: consequences of non-agricultural re-use of redundant farm buildings in Friesland. Landscape and Urban Planning Vol. 70, No. 1-2, p. 143-152.

VAN MEIJL, H, VAN RHEENEN, T, TABEAU, A, EICKHOUT, B. (2006): The impact of different policy environments on agricultural land use in Europe. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, Vol. 114, No. 1, p. 21-38.

VERHOEVE, A., DE ROO, N., ROGGE, E. (2012): How to visualize the invisible: Revealing re-use of rural buildings by nonagricultural entrepreneurs in the region of Roeselare-Tielt (Belgium). Land Use Policy, Vol. 29, No. 2, p. 407-416.

www.mze.cz

www.mpo.cz

www.mzp.cz

www.czechinvest.org

www.mapy.cz

www.zanikleobce.cz

www.sekm.cz

Moravian Geographical Reports

The Journal of Institute of Geonics of the Czech Academy of Sciences (CAS)

Journal Information


IMPACT FACTOR 2017: 1.435
5-year IMPACT FACTOR: 1.500



CiteScore 2017: 1.83

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2017: 0.408
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2017: 1.090

Metrics

All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 0 0 0
Full Text Views 128 127 5
PDF Downloads 58 58 4