The river Emscher is - similar to the river Ruhr - the symbol of one of the internationally most renowned industrial regions: the Ruhr area with its 5 million inhabitants and an important location of key industries such as steel, chemical and materials industry. The revitalisation of the Emscher over the last 20 years marks a new phase in the region's history and is an impressive example of ecological and socio-economic transformation affecting all aspects of life along the river. What can we learn from the Emscher conversion for upcoming tasks in other infrastructure fields?
Benjamin Best, Miriam Fekkak, Rainer Lucas, Katja Pietzner, Hanna Scheck, Uwe Schneidewind, Ralf Schüle, Daniel Vallentin, Johannes Venjakob, Henning Wilts
The book is available for download on the Wuppertal Institut's publication server.
Wuppertal Institute (ed.):
Emscher 3.0 - From Grey to Blue - Or, how the Blue Sky over the Ruhr Region Fell into the Emscher
Verlag Kettler, Bönen/Westfalen, 2013