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Brownfield Problem-solving in the Slovak Republic

In the Slovak Republic, brownfield and greenfield issues are ones that head the discussion in terms of the level of environmental protection and how that dictates the inflow of foreign investments. In Europe there is distinct contrast in understanding the definition of “brownfields.” There is a difference of understanding between countries of West Europe and Scandinavian countries. These differences are probably seen by various national priorities—priorities that are the result of two key statistics: density of population and competitiveness. Brownfield renewal issues in the Slovak Republic are closely associated to the transformation process of the Slovak economy—from a planned (socialist) economy to a market economy, at the end of the last century. After the transformation process, there was a significant level of agricultural areas emerging as well as old industrial areas, including manufacturing plants and buildings. A brownfield mapping process and other facts allows us to divide brownfields into the…Log In to Read Full Article

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