The project „CULTNATURE: BIO-MONTAN-PARK NRW“ deals with sustainable city development. Its focus concentrates on those areas of the federal state of Northrhine-Westfalia, which suffer from the abandoning of coal mining. Abandonment of coal mining leaves many brownfields. These have a negative impact on cityscape, quality of location, city development and quality of life. Recultivation of brownfields usually is expensive.
New solutions should be found which compensate the shortage of good skilled staff due to nowadays existing socio-economic, demographic and technological conditions and raised problems which Europe should take into account like shrinking society, globalisation influences, rules and restrictions of labour market.