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Development of the Park Gródek area in Jaworzno

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  • Land-use planning
  • Permitting processes / policy integration
  • Reporting official statistics
  • Socio-economic and environmental impact assessments

Challenge the practice is addressing: Remediation of a post-mining landscape in Jaworzno, Poland, provides a good example of a successful rehabilitation project conducted to transform a contaminated, former dolomite mine site into a recreational space for local residents and visitors to enjoy.

Concrete practice to achieve the expected goal: Contaminated soil layers and deposited waste loads were first removed, and the fertile layer of the soil restored. Then, various kind of trees and plants were planted to green the area. As a result, over 8 hectares of public space with natural value and sports infrastructure was created to serve locals and visitors as a recreational area.

Expected impact/goal of the practice: The practice showcases a good example of sustainable post-mining land use.

Who is the target user group of the practice/intervention or implementing the practice/intervention? The target group of the practice are mining companies, cities and municipalities.

Development of the Park Gródek area in Jaworzno
Data item type
Practice base
Practice type
Public policy
Report / document
Learning relevance
Case study
Unspecified (universally applicable)
Extractive life-cycle
Post-exploitation phase (i.e. rehabilitation)
Sustainability scope
Planning beyond the mine life
Shared vision partnerships
Land-use and biodiversity