Derelict industrial wastelands

Other Names:
Unallocated industrial land
Unfinished industrial site
Degraded industrial land
Abandoned industrial sites

Large cities have the legacy of vast areas of prime urban land occupied by abandoned industrial buildings built in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The intense debate over restoration or demolition often disables action. Social historians and certain architects want to preserve these sites as industrial heritage; for others the crumbling or rusting factories are worthless.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 15: Life on Land
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST