Revitalization of Depressed Industrial Areas Based on Ecological Industrial Parks

Elena E. Rodina, Vladimir V. Filatov, Natalia A. Zaitseva*, Anna A. Larionova, Lyudmila M. Makarova, Vladimir S. Berezniakovskii, Oksana V. Takhumova

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revitalization of territories, the industrial Park, a depressed industrial area


In the current trend of global industrial development, the creation of economic benefits is no longer the only goal of industrial development. Increasing attention is paid to the concept of compatible and continuous development of the economy, the environment and society, which determines the relevance of the study. The purpose of this study was to summarize the advanced international experience in the implementation of the depressed industrial areas revitalization concept, which allowed the authors to identify and justify the use of legal schemes necessary for the implementation of this concept based on the principle of “win-win”. To analyze the existing problem, systematization and generalization methods were used as well as methods of expert assessment, classification and structuring of information, reference and statistical data. As shown by the results of the study, the idea of a polycentric city can be realized through the depressed industrial areas revitalization. A comparative description of Russian eco-industrial parks projects has been compiled. The authors of the article emphasize that at present there is an urgent need to develop economic instruments to speed up the reorganization of production areas with state support at the level of federal and regional authorities.