Black Triangle case study

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Concepts of capital in different contexts

Situation on the Czech side of the border

Actors in Ore mountains & Most region


Academic articles

Ladysz, J. (2006). Chosen aspects of sustainable development on the Polish, Czech and German borderland. GeoJournal, 67(1), 1-7.

Renner, E. (2002). The Black Triangle Area-Fit for Europe? Numerical Air Quality Studies for the Black Triangle Area. AMBIO: A Journal of the Human Environment, 31(3), 231-235.

Krümmelbein, J., Bens, O., Raab, T., & Anne Naeth, M. (2012). A history of lignite coal mining and reclamation practices in Lusatia, eastern Germany.Canadian Journal of Soil Science, 92(1), 53-66. Project pages

RESOURCE post-mining in Central Europe project

RESOURCE Book: Post-Mining Regions in Central Europe

RESOURCE resources

Photos and movies

Movie Black Triangle: Eastern Europe see description at:

Black Triangle or photos by Josef Koudelka:

Newspaper/media articles

Stutz, Bruce. (spring 2005). Europe's Black Triangle Turns Green, OneEarth, Available from:

Lydersen, L. (2012). "Germany Continues to Expand Brown Coal Mines Despite Its Commitment Clean Energy", Earth Island Journal. [online]. Available from:

Chambers, M. (2014) "German state allows Vattenfall to expand brown coal mining", Reuters. [online]. Available from:

Smee. J. (2010). "Extreme Makeover: The Watery Future of East Germany's Coal Mines", Spiegel Online. [online]. Available from:

Winter, S. (2007). "Rich Seams: The Fight Over East Germany's Brown Coal Reserves", Speigel Online. [online]. Available from:

Pearce, F. (2014). "On the Road to Green Energy, Germany Detours on Dirty Coal", Environment360. [online]. Available from:

The IBA Lausitz – A Laboratory for New Landscapes: promoting new uses for old monuments of the industrial age (n.d.), Available from: