Sustainable revitalization of brownfield lands – possibilities of interim utilization in the form of urban community gardens

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Our PhD researches include brownfield revitalization,1 the application of the methods of interim utilizations on greeneries,2 and the formation background and potential of community gardens.3 We compared our systems of criteria in hope of extensive research conclusions. In order to trace the urban development possibilities in Budapest, we analysed brownfield revitalizations where the interim utilizations included allotment gardens, too. We concluded that such developments are likely to create environmental and social added value. Early results of the valorization process are important by themselves, but the perpetuation of interim land utilization holds even greater values.

1Adorján, A. Urban development aspects of the revitalisation of brownfields, ecological, economical and social sustainability

2Sipos, A. Temporary and transitional utilization of unused areas from a landscape architecture point of view.

3Fáczányi, Zs. Present and future of community gardens in Budapest.

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Acta Universitatis Sapientiae, Agriculture and Environment

The Journal of "Sapientia" Hungarian University of Transylvania

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