This paper describes an attempt to revitalise a declining urban industrial area in the Venetian Lagoon in accordance with environmental regulations. Among the revitalisation initiatives, the environmental ones were defined through the discussion and signing of a voluntary agreement by all stakeholders. This agreement contained new and more stringent limits than those set out by environmental legislation. The application of BATTER, a tool that indicates the best environmental scenarios for a territory, identified the best technical solutions: only the application of Industrial Ecology (IE) principles would allow the achievement of advantages regarding air quality (emissions reduced up to 65%), water quality (pollution reduced between 20 and 30 times), water and energy consumption and CO2emissions (reduced up to 60%). As compared to other applications of Industrial Ecology, the Venetian case differs in the attention paid to the stakeholders' needs and their involvement in the decision-making process. It provides an example of how fruitful the application of IE to existing industrial regions can be. Copyright © 2007 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Waste Management and Disposal
- Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
- Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
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