Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2013, 61, 549-561
Published online 2013-04-24

Regeneration of agricultural brownfields in the Czech Republic – Case study of the South Moravian Region

Petr Klusáček1, Tomáš Krejčí1, Stanislav Martinát2, Josef Kunc3, Robert Osman4, Bohumil Frantál4

1Department of Regional Development and Public Administration, Mendel University in Brno, Zemědělská 1, 613 00 Brno, Czech Republic
2School of Business Administration in Karviná, Silesian University in Opava, Univerzitní nám. 1934/3, 733 40 Karviná, Czech Republic
3Department of regional economics and administration, Masaryk University, Lipová 41a, 602 00, Brno, Czech Republic
4Department of Geography, Masaryk University, Kotlářská 2, 611 37 Brno, Czech Republic

The paper deals with the regeneration of agricultural brownfields in the Czech Republic. The first part of paper introduces the issue and the most important results of the previous scientific researches. The second part describes the goal of paper and methodology of own research activities. The third part brings own analysis of the Czechinvest Agency dataset of the non-regenerated agricultural brownfields collected in period 2005–2007 updated for the case study area of the South Moravian Region according the dataset of the Regional Development Agency of the South Moravia (2010). The forth part pays attention to origin and potential location of agricultural brownfields in the South Moravian Region – the issue is demonstrated by using of the selected indicators showing decrease of agricultural production in this region. The fifth part brings the more detailed analysis of non-regenerated agricultural brownfields for the South Moravian Region. The six parts describes the selected examples of the regenerated agricultural brownfields. The final part contains discussion of main results and brings some recommendations which could be useful and inspiring for the different groups of stakeholders (e.g. owners, investors, representatives of public administration etc.) who are involved in process of the regeneration of agricultural brownfields.


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