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Project Tasks

On the next pages, the Workpackages are described:

1 CO-ORDINATION
2 MANAGEMENT GUIDE
3 ACER MODEL AND TOOL
4 URBER TOOL
5 BATTER MODEL
6 ENCOURAGER
7 CASES
8 DISSEMINATION


WORKPACKAGE: 1  CO-ORDINATION (TNO)
ALLOCATED COSTS: 12% OF THE TOTAL BUDGET

Objectives and input to Workpackage
The project management has the total responsibility to make sure that the entire project is carried through according to this application.

The project management has the responsibility to assure that that all Workpackages co-operates in order to reach a comprehensive result. A variety of co-ordination activities will be carried through during the project.

Deliverables

  • Starting Document: Working Procedures and Research Approaches

  • Project web site including related activities on Internet

  • Midterm report

  • Final report

  • Milestones and expected results

  • Signing of Consortium Agreement, Starting Document with Working Procedures and Approaches
  • Midterm Review: Go/No-go decision
  • End report and End of Project
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    WORKPACKAGE: 2  MANAGEMENT GUIDE (TNO)
    ALLOCATED COSTS: 20% OF THE TOTAL BUDGET

    Objectives and input to Work package
    Central objective is the aim for win-win situations (for all actors at all levels) as the key factor for success. The guide will answer the following questions: how can sustainability in a revitalizing process be implemented? How can such a process be managed? How can the involvement and influence of the public and companies can be improved and increased? What are the necessary financial resources? How can the effectiveness and efficiency of the results be measured? What technical solutions can be applied? The issue of land contamination will be dealt with in the guide in a general way (how land contamination will influence the revitalising process). NB Land contamination and remediation activities (including planning etc.) are not the specific subject of our project. The effects of existing land contaminations on the revitalising process will be included. The Management Guide will consist of two parts: the management guide (part 1) and the sourcebook (part 2):

    The cases (WP7) will have a prominent input to the Management Guide. Inputs are also expected from WP2 (Sourcebook), and WP3-WP6 (tools). WP1 will provide working procedures.

    Deliverables

  • Policies and Measures: Report on current practices, including existing management guides
  • Management Guide
  • 'Report on in-depth analysis of succes/effectivity of revitalising strategies of cities participating in MASURIN: actor- processes, instruments and policy
  • Milestones and expected results

  • Description of Best Practices for Managing the Revitalising Process
  • Identification of measures for sustainable development: tools and techniques. Presentation of the Management Guide
  • Presentation of in-depth analysis revitalisation process in participating cities. Presentation to SAB and TSC
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    WORKPACKAGE: 3  ACER MODEL AND TOOL (TNO)
    ALLOCATED COSTS: 10% OF THE TOTAL BUDGET

    Objectives and input to Work package
    ACER will assist local authorities in selecting strategies for socio-economic development in connection with projects for city revitalisation. It is a software tool simulating the medium and long-term socio-economic consequences of revitalising actions. The tool will address both the consequences of policy at the city level and of the implementation of specific projects in terms of the socio-economic variables involved and the effects on the changes in land use at the locations of projects and in the neighbourhoods that surround them. So it is a tool, which, by way of simulating, can be used for selecting projects and sites for sustainable urban development within the overall socio-economic objectives of city policy, for example, enhancing the attraction of a city centre or providing employment for the less well educated or introducing soil contamination remediation initiatives.

    Input from other Workpackages
    The tool will be attuned to the other tools and will need input from the subsequent Workpackages (WP4, WP5, WP6). Input will follow as well from WP1 (co-ordination activities) and the cases (WP7).

    Deliverables

  • ACER: a decision support model for policy makers in cities to select socio-economic strategies in accordance with local projects for city revitalisation and sustainable urban development (6%)
  • Software and instruction manuals (4%)
  • Milestones and expected results

  • The completion of an integrated simulation tool for a city's socio-economic system and its land use on the level of neighbourhoods
  • The application of this tool in cities involved in the MASURIN initiative
  • The integration of the tool with the other MASURIN tools
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    WORKPACKAGE: URBER TOOL (NILU)
    ALLOCATED COSTS: 12% OF THE TOTAL BUDGET

    Objectives and input to Work package
    This Workpackage aims at developing a tool for integrated environmental assessment of the current situation and the situation during and after the revitalising process. The tool shall address air and water quality and noise, and will be based on an existing tools used for assessing urban environmental situation. Input to this tool will be industrial and urban emission inventories, including detailed road traffic emissions and energy consumption levels, area and land use description, water resources, meteorological, air and water quality measurements, population distribution. The output will give air, water and noise pollution levels in the simulated area. URBER will be able to perform environmental assessments for new emission scenarios proposed by BATTER and ACER tools during the revitalising processes. The output of such scenarios will indicate effects of the revitalising strategies simulated, which will lead to optimised strategies for the improvement of the environment.

    Input from other Work packages
    The tool will be attuned to the other tools and will need input from the subsequent Workpackages (WP3, WP5). Input will follow as well from WP1 (co-ordination activities) and the cases (WP7).

    Deliverables

  • URBER, the software tool designed to calculate the environmental impacts of today's situation and of the socio-economic scenarios developed with the ACER tool. (Da)
  • Manual and description of the main functionalities of the tool. (Re)
  • Results of the evaluation of the demonstrator. (De)
  • Milestones and expected results

  • Modified version of ENSIS
  • Emission and discharge inventories ready
  • Manuals and documentation of URBER ready
  • Demonstration of URBER on one of the Cities
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    WORKPACKAGE: BATTER MODEL (ENEA)
    ALLOCATED COSTS: 9% OF THE TOTAL BUDGET

    Objectives and input to Work package
    BATTER will support local authorities in selecting the best techniques to revitalize the industrial part of the urban site; its use can also support the revitalisation of larger territories. BATTER will be based on the approaches of the " BEST AVAILABLE TECHNIQUES" (BAT) and "Reference Installation". The BAT is meant to be a techno-economic description of less polluting technical options to substitute or integrate the present process. The "Reference Installation" is an approach that allows dividing installations into homogeneous categories. It is necessary to solve the problems posed by the significant differences between installations due to sizes, capacity, and applied processes. BATTER is a tool assessing, in an integrated way, the pollution reduction that can be achieved adopting a BAT or a BAT combination, and the related costs, (investments, operating, and other costs coming from the susceptibility of companies to adopt BAT), whether for a territory or for a single installation. The application and implementation of best available technology is strongly influenced by the distribution and acceptance of information. Driving forces of these factors is the culture and strategy of the involved companies and the education of responsible and employees. An essential precondition for a successful realisation of innovation strategies is therefore the identification of innovation state of companies involved in the revitalisation process. During the EC project MOSES an indicative method for the identification of companies' strategies in relation to regional innovation processes was developed. This methodological tool can be adapted and modified for application in revitalisation processes.

    Deliverables

  • The BAT approach: state of the art (methodology for description and modelling)
  • The BATTER model: development, description and explanation
  • Demonstration in cases: analysis of cases of environmental improvements obtained through co-operation between single installations
  • Milestones and expected results

  • Report of the survey on BAT state of art
  • Description and explanation of the BATTER method: manual
  • Report on the results of the BATTER application in the cases
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    WORKPACKAGE: ENCOURAGER (INERIS)
    ALLOCATED COSTS: 7% OF THE TOTAL BUDGET

    Objectives and input to Work package
    This work package aims at developing a decision tool that will help local authorities define their strategies to encourage enterprises, as a whole and specifically, to co-operate in the sustainable development management process of an - existing, to be revitalised or in project - industrial park by offering or showing them the possible benefits (reduction of operational costs, of taxes, of insurances, improvement of corporate image, of relationship with neighbourhood, etc.). The research program will take into account the will of local authorities to minimise the overall impact of an industrial park, while optimising the gain for each of the companies in the cluster they formed. The tool should take as inputs the objectives for the industrial park defined by local authorities resulting from the application of the URBER tool, the list of companies involved, their specific characteristics, as well as data dealing with the local context. He will also use BATTER to optimise processes in the different enterprises and between two or more of them (i.e. utilisation of heat excess or by-products or wastes valorisation). It will give as outputs the overall strategy that should be applied for the industrial park and the particular strategy that should be used when dealing with each company. The results will be used as inputs by the ACER tool in order to assess the socio-economic consequences of the strategy chosen.

    Input from other Workpackages
    The tool will be attuned to the other tools and will need inputs from the subsequent Work packages (WP3, WP4, WP5). Input will follow as well from WP1 (co-ordination activities) and the cases (WP7).

    Deliverables

  • ENCOURAGER, a tool designed to help local authorities to define their strategies for companies' motivation
  • A notice to explain the main tool's functionalities
  • Milestones and expected results

  • Report on existing industrial areas, existing options and common hardships as well as best results achieved
  • Definition of strategies to encourage enterprises
  • Completion of a multi-criteria tool will lead to a practical decision support tool
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    WORKPACKAGE: CASES (GIG)
    ALLOCATED COSTS: 22% OF THE TOTAL BUDGET

    Objectives and input to Work package
    To improve the results of this project it is foreseen that the partner cities will start a revitalising process, introducing MASURIN activities. On the other hand the cities will participate in the development of the MASURIN project with their experience, knowledge of the site and other specific information that will serve as inputs to the models and tools to be developed. The cases are therefore part of the research approach and assure sustainable of the city industrial sites based on existing examples. The research partners will assist the local authorities to develop a Master plan, including a work plan for actions and strategy, a monitoring approach and preliminary cost assessment.

    Description of the work
    The cases will take as initial data description of the specific problems (aspects) of industrial sides of the large and medium six cities with different characteristics, different level of development and located in different regions of Europe.

    Deliverables

  • For each city an analysis of strengths and weaknesses of present and past revitalising processes (5%)
  • For each city a specific strategic model and targets (3%)
  • Input reports for verification and development of tools (4%)
  • Case specific Master plans (9%)
  • Milestones and expected results

  • Case specific analysis on present and past revitalising strategy and methods used
  • Case specific ambition levels and targets set
  • Case specific translation of project results into Master plans that can be used in the future
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    WORKPACKAGE: DISSEMINATION (INERIS)
    ALLOCATED COSTS: 6% OF THE TOTAL BUDGET

    Objectives and input to Work package
    This Workpackage must ensure that the results of the project and the tools developed will be known and potentially used all around Europe. The dissemination process will use different means of communication in order to touch a large public. Communication actions will take place from the beginning of the project, all through the first second, and third year with publications and conferences, until the tools have been completed and the first results of revitalisation processes in cities achieved. Dissemination will logically accelerate during the last six months of the project. First dissemination actions will take as inputs the contents and objectives of the projects, and the benefits that could be gained from a revitalisation process. Contacts with potential users or interested parties through the first step of dissemination will give an opportunity to orientate the work depending on their needs expressed during this stage. As soon as the tools are completed and the revitalisation processes give their first results, communication will focus on these tools and results.

    Deliverables

  • Five International conferences
  • Installation of website pages per case, including a discussion forum
  • Publications in professional magazines and participations to professional meetings and presentations of MASURIN results and tools for Ministries of Environment or other organisations
  • Development of national courses/workshops on sustainable revitalisation of the research partners in collaboration with the cities
  • Milestones and expected results
    First International conference will present the project, give information about the socio-economic benefits that could be gained and gather data from the experience of the participants
    2nd International conference promotes exchange about the sustainable management of urban industrial sites
    Opening the website to public will provide information about the project in free access for the public
    3rd and 4th International Conference will provide information about the tests of the tools developed and the first results achieved on a technical as well as an economical point of view
    5th International conference will present the final results, and potential further development
    National days and workshops as well as publications in professional magazines all through the project will ensure a large public is touched, and contacts with the partners are possible and encouraged

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