Post-Mining Regions in Central Europe

Problems, Potentials, Possibilities | oekom verlag, Gesellschaft für ökologische Kommunikation mbH


This book looks at several post-mining regions in Western and Eastern Europe, including the Steirische Eisenstraße (Styrian Iron Route) in Austria, the Czech lignite region Sokolov-východ, the Mansfeld-Südharz copper region and the Zwickau-Oelsnitz coal region in Germany, the brown coal region of Salgótarján in Hungary, and the Zasavje coal region in Slovenia.

The text has a very wide scope, from systematising knowledge on post-mining transition, to presenting the regions taken up for discussion, introducing good practice cases from Central and Eastern Europe, discussing the regions’ ‘natural potential’ and ‘cultural potential’ and how to integrate them, and discussing the prospects and possibilities of the post-mining regions.