CONSIDER - Sustainable Management of Industrial Heritage as a Resource for Urban Development

Eutropian is part of the CONSIDER project which aims to develop a sustainable management model for industrial heritage sites. The goal is to create a benefit for the local communities as a resource for strengthening collective identities, improving the urban landscape, promoting eco-friendly solutions, and contributing to the urban economy and a sustainable future of the city.

Objectives and Expected Results

The overarching goal of the CONSIDER project is to bring forward industrial heritage sites as part of a wider social landscape merged with skills and local memory, and study its potential as a key element of urban and regional development strategies, abiding with European Parliamentary Assembly report (Dervoz, 2013). Furthermore, to explore inclusive governance and participatory models as a tool to better integrate industrial heritage within society through a comprehensive inventory which will lead to innovative sustainable management models for industrial heritage sites. Through identifying key values attributed to industrial heritage in various countries, by different stakeholders, heritage communities and expert groups, this project will reflect the global, regional, national and local significance of IHS for sustainable development.


CONSIDER research question:

  1. How to improve existing definitions of industrial heritage from the regional, local, economic and historical aspects?
  2. How to ensure that the stakeholders recognize and prioritize public benefit for industrial heritage development, preservation and the social inclusiveness as part of the European
    shared culture?
  3. How to measure the balance between economic development and preserving industrial heritage? How can the principle of “sustainable development through conservation” be applied
    through the different approaches to understanding heritage?
  4. How does industrial heritage contribute to mobilize knowledge and research in building an innovative Europe?
  5. How can industrial heritage and the adaptation of industrial sites help to strengthen local and global partnerships and to reinforce international cooperation for burning priorities of recovery (economic, social and cultural) in the era of social distancing and deglobalization? Can the added value of knowledge and research
    mobilization benefit to public and if yes, how?

In the course of four years, Eutropian is going to host researchers from partner Universities and send own researchers to the partner universities. CONSIDER will allow with this practice the coproduction of knowledge and capacity building within the cooperating teams.

incoming researchers

Constanze von Wrangel

Constanze von Wrangel is conducting research on the evolution of a bottom-up process at a former industrial site as part of the CONSIDER project. She is examining both the opportunities and challenges that have arisen over the past decades, as well as the conflicting developments, using the WUK in Vienna as a case study.

About the researcher: Constanze von Wrangel studied geography and political science at the University of Münster and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in geography. Her final thesis dealt with the plannability of creative milieus in urban neighborhoods using the example of the Dortmund U and the surrounding districts. She then moved to the University of Bremen and graduated with an M.A. in Urban and Regional Development at the Institute of Geography. Her research interests during this time were cluster and innovation policy, European regional policy and municipal economic development to promote structurally weak neighborhoods and regions. She was a student assistant at the Centre for Regional and Innovation Economics at the University of Bremen. Her methodological interest focused very early on qualitative social research. For both, her bachelor and master theses she worked with narrative interviews and was involved in a comprehensive qualitative research project on the significance of cultural events in disadvantaged urban districts. As a PhD student at the Institute for Social Movements at the Ruhr University in Bochum, she is currently engaged in a dissertation on the significance of industrial heritage for regional identity formation in the Ruhr region. On the one hand, her research is based on the official narratives about the Ruhr that are communicated at the sites of industrial heritage. On the other hand, she deals with the narratives “from below”, as they appear in oral interviews with residents from the Ruhr region. The different narratives can be interdependent, complementary, or even contradictory.

Irem Ince Keller

As part of the CONSIDER project, Irem Ince Keller is exploring the legal geography of industrial heritage management and its connections to people, place, and legislation for maintaining heritage values. She is particularly interested in exploring the broader impact of laws related to industrial heritage management on society and places.

About the researcher: Irem Ince Keller is an urban planner, designer, and legal geographer. Working as a researcher and project specialist at the Kadir Has University, Faculty of Art and Design. She is a PhD candidate in Geography at the University of Lausanne (UNIL) in Switzerland, where she is a part of a research team, «IF – Informing Futures» at the Institute of Geography and Sustainability ( She has graduated from Yıldız Technical University (Turkey), Department of City and Regional Planning and the Urban Design Master’s program at the Izmir Institute of Technology (IZTECH, Turkey). During and after her MSc. studies, she was a short-term visiting scholar at TU Wien (Austria). She worked as a research assistant at UNIL Institute of Geography and Sustainability and at IZTECH City and Regional Planning Department. Her research interests involve legal geography, urban development, cultural and creative industries, industrial heritage, and urban design. In addition to her role as a researcher, she implements her research ideas by participating in urban design/planning competitions, where she received five awards in professional competitions.


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CONSIDER is a 48 month research programme, which started in October 2021 and has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under grant agreement No:101008186.


For more information on the project, don’t be shy, reach out to project leader Bahanur Nasya.

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