Revitalizing obsolete inner industrial areas as an alternative to peripheral urban growth
Sueli Ramos Schiffer, FAUUSP (Brazil)
The paper aims at assessing the revitalization of obsolete industrial areas as part of urban planning and management process, focusing their role in reorienting the peripheral urban growth.
Parameters for public policies are proposed aiming at preserving and converting the obsolete historic industrial areas of former large industrial cities, taking into account their privileged inner localization and the recent social demands for new uses. Special emphasis is given to the possibilities of converting old industrial plants to housing.
The last part of the paper deals with the main costs and technical hindrances associated to the renewal of obsolete historic buildings to update their use.