NICOLE Network Spring 2017 Meeting & Workshop
Creating value through sustainable land and asset management
Milan, Italy, 8–9 June 2017
In the spring of 2017 NICOLE, in collaboration with Lombardy Region (Italy), General Directorate for Environment, Energy and Sustainable Development, plans to hold its next workshop in Milan, Italy to explore the subject of "CREATING VALUE THROUGH SUSTAINABLE LAND AND ASSET MANAGEMENT”.
The precise agenda is yet to be finalised but the intention is to focus on topics such as:
• How to support sustainable development at local and regional level for areas and regions which formerly used to be mainly industrial and now need regeneration;
• How to balance economic development (providing jobs, generating income), protection of the environment and enhancement of the wider social needs of the community.
The Organising Committee expects to included following content
Session 1 – Re-use and redevelopment of industrial land in urban and rural areas.
a) Out of the box thinking for innovative industrial land re-evaluation
b) Circular economy as applied to land use
c) Leverage of land value and desirability by investing in infrastructure
d) Successful closure and re-integration of sites in synergy with the local community and economy
e) Flexibility of planning tools to promote regeneration and reduce land consumption
Session 2 – Site closure and/or redevelopment into new industrial activity: financial and administrative aspects, including associated liability management (but excluding M&A transfer)
a) Dealing with permit surrender requirements and aftercare responsibilities
b) Managing liability transfer, ensuring credibility of new owners and long-term security of funding
c) Creating value from equipment sales, building re-use, abstraction licenses, guaranteed power supplies etc
d) Financial provision mechanisms, and enabling access to funds for Regulators
e) Managing orphan sites, and those subject to bankruptcy situations
Session 3 – Temporary and transitory land uses
a) Enabling temporary establishment of ecological systems without constraining the future use of the site
b) Phased restoration of site and implications for permit surrender
c) Seed funding of initial land uses to encourage redevelopment
Session 4 - Managing natural capital
a) Mechanisms to assess natural capital of sites and how this can be expanded
b) Application of sustainability appraisal
c) Banking of natural capital for future compensation needs.
This workshop will include both submitted abstracts and invited speakers on specific topics.
The OC has received many interesting submissions for the Spring workshop in Milan and is now distilling all the input for the final program. Thank you to all submitters for your great content.
Stay tuned for the latest news on the final Spring workshop content and program!
CHAIR AND MEMBERS OF THE ORGANIZATION COMMITTEE:
Claudio Albano, CH2M, IT, Chair
Jean-Pierre Davit, Golder, IT
Horst Herzog, Infraserv, Du
Rick Parkman, Ciro Viscotti,AECOM, UK/IT
Aldo Trezzi, Ramboll Environ, IT
Phil Crowcroft, Piero Mori, ERM, UK/IT
Kevin Ooteman, MWH Global, NL
Germán Monge Ganuzas, Idom, ES
Roger Jacquet, Solvay, BE
Rebecca Gardner, Anchorqea, SW
Mark van Straaten, MAVA, BE