I thought this might interest at least some of you, so here it is.
eb, The Commons, Paris
From: INTA [mailto:intainfo@...
Sent: Monday, December 17, 2001 10:11 AM
Subject: INTA international conference 'Regeneration of Station Areas',
France, September 2002
The (re)development of station areas is both an urgent and a complex
issue in many cities. Most of these regeneration projects have as
objectives a better use of important public land frozen by inadequate
transport infrastructure, the improvement of the function of
transportation junctions and the intensification and extension of
activities around the station area so that it becomes an integrated part
of the urban fabric.
For example, the Dutch National Spatial Planning Agency (RPD) is
presently carrying out major key projects for (re)developing railways
tracks and stations in the centre of six large cities. Similar projects
are at different stage of design or implementation in other industrial
The importance of public-private partnerships (PPPs) in urban
regeneration projects has been recognised by the European Union. The
European Ministers for Metropolitan Policy deliberated on how to promote
more fruitful co-operation between the public and private sector. Given
its size and its different partners (government organisations at
different level, transport agencies, real estate developers, etc.) PPPs
or Private Finance Initiatives (PFIs) are a crucial element in
implementing the regeneration of station areas.
To address these particular dimensions of regeneration INTA organises an
international seminar to exchange on the instruments for an effective
implementation of this complex and multi partners regeneration projects.
Therefore, I hope you will be willing to assist us in identifying
appropriate officials in your organisation who are responsible for the
urban regeneration, transport and public-private partnership.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.
INTA - the international network for urban development
Nassau Dillenburgstraat 44
2596 AE Den Haag
INTA is an international network encouraging the exchange of
information, experience and best practices on urban development and
renewal across the world. It's missions are:
- to act as an international forum and network for the collection,
exchange and sharing of information and ideas on best practice in the
development and growth of urban areas
- to contribute to the world debate on urban development and
- to promote public private partnerships on urban issues
- to shape appropriate public and private sector policies for urban and
Emphasis is on practical and realistic experiences which result in the
improvement of urban areas for all inhabitants through proper
application by the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.