Towards the Integrated Environmental Land Management in Central Europe. 

LUMAT Final Conference - 15 – 16 April 2019, Katowice, POLAND

Modern cities, especially in Central Europe, face many challenges such as urban sprawl, soil sealing, brownfields or the necessity of protection of natural spontaneous species occurring on degraded areas. Additionally the cities’ administration borders do not reflect physical, social, environmental or cultural links in cities. Therefore functional urban areas are created (FUAs) which constitute spatially continuous settlement systems made up of separate administrative units, containing urban compact area with surroundings functionally connected with the urban core.

Solving of FUAs’ problems is challenging for the cities’ administration as functional urban areas do not constitute formal administrative units. Apart from the necessity for integrated planning and implementation of various activities they require also forming partnerships including subjects on various governance levels for implementation of these actions.

The final conference of LUMAT will bring together the partners and pilot cities from the LUMAT Project on 15-16 April 2019 in Katowice, Poland and it will focus on presenting and assessment of the project results.  It will be also an opportunity for discussion on the present issues in land management with looking at the land as an environmental resource.

If you are representatives of regional and local authorities, architects, urban planners, land owners, investors, entrepreneurs dealing with soil and water remediation, builders as well as financial institutions or student you are kindly invited to join us. Please book the dates in your calendar.

More information, agenda and registration form will be available in February 2019.