Looking at post-mining landscapes

International MiningPost-mining landscapes offer unique opportunities with the possibility to reshape the land from scratch. The Internationale Bauausstellung (IBA) Fürst-Pückler-Land provides a platform, September 15-17, 2009 for an interdisciplinary discussion and exchange of the capabilities and problems with the design of post-mining landscapes. The international conference Opportunity: Post-Mining Landscapes will take place on the IBA terraces, Großräschen in eastern Germany, where a former open-pit mine has been transformed to a lakeland. At this setting, which makes the possible structural change clear like no other place in Lusatia, attention will turn to  transformation in various mining regions of the world, including France and China with the black coal regions of Nord-Pas-de-Calais and Xhuzhou respectively, and ore regions in the Iberian Pyrite Belt in Portugal. The South-African Centre for Sustainable Mining and Industry and Britain’s Post-Mining-Alliance will present strategies for coping with structural change. (more…)

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