June 22, 2011

Brownfield Days conducted in Sevilla


The fourth Brownfield Days (BDs) were held in Seville, Spain last 31 May- 3 June 2011. Sevilla is the capital city of the autonomous community of Andalusia and of the province of Seville. It is situated on the plain of the River Guadalquivir.

The focused of these particular Brownfield Days were to share and exchange partners’ experiences in re-imagining the productive spaces: the industrial spaces in historical cities.

On the first day, activities include; welcome of participants, presentation of B- Days in Seville, visit to the Interpretation Centre of the Port Authority of Seville, and an exhibition of B-TEAM at the University of Seville.

The next day activities include; tour to the industrial Seville and workshop which focused on; 1) the role of the historical industry in the revitalization of the hybrid city; 2) the compatibility of the new productive sectors in the historical industrial spaces; 3) the multifunctional city as a net for the integration of the historical industrial spaces.

The third day activities includes; Bike Tour to five (5) “revitalized industrial sites” in Seville and a guided tour to the Real Fábrica de Artillería, the identified Brownfield site.

The workshop which focused on the revitalization of the Real Fábrica de Artillería of Sevilla was participated by B-TEAM members, professors and students of the University of Sevilla and the University Pablo de Olavide.

On the final day, a closing session was facilitated and outputs of the workshops were concluded. B-Team members gathered their strategic and site-specific recommendations that could be part of the Brownfield Pledge of Seville.

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