WIT Press


Choosing A Competence Based Governance Role In Brownfield Redevelopment Processes

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BF080241

Volume

107

Pages

11

Page Range

243 - 253

Published

2008

Size

437 kb

Author(s)

E. G. J. Blokhuis, W. F. Schaefer, N. van Gogh & A. J. Kleine

Abstract

The redevelopment of brownfields in the Netherlands stagnates. The fact that the central directing role of municipalities is abandoned is often considered as a cause of the stagnation occurring within these processes. Currently, municipalities can only manage brownfield developments in strategic alliances with different public and private actors. The precise role of municipalities as governor within these alliances is still very indistinct. This paper describes a software model that enables municipalities to determine a suitable governance role in brownfield redevelopment processes. This is realised by distinguishing four types of governance roles and four factors determining the necessity of involving actors in the process. Depending on the presence of these factors in a brownfield redevelopment project, the suitability of the several governance roles can be specified. The method also offers municipalities the possibility of developing their capabilities and related levels of competences based on the predefined governance role they want to practice. Keywords: brownfield redevelopment, municipal governance, roles and competences, stakeholder involvement, process guidance model. 1 Introduction The Dutch government is facing a constantly growing need for redevelopment of ageing brownfields [3]. The arising redevelopment projects are very complex because of the network of economical, political, administrative and legal concerns, physical restrictions and diverging social influences [1]. Current redevelopment projects stagnate because of a lack of insight in the guiding role

Keywords

brownfield redevelopment, municipal governance, roles and competences, stakeholder involvement, process guidance model.