RFSC in practice. A toolkit for the integrated approach

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Introduction to the Reference Framework for Sustainable Cities, illustrated with local examples. Presentation by Pamela Mühlmann (ICLEI) & Koos van Dijken (Platform31), RFSC Conference 2013.

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RFSC in practice. A toolkit for the integrated approach

  1. 1. RFSC - The toolkit for the INTEGRATED APPROACH Koos van Dijken, Pamela Mühlmann Lucjan Goczol, Richard Mühlmann The RFSC Conference 2013 - Towards a European Model of a Sustainable City, 9 October 2013, Brussels
  2. 2. Introduction to the RFSC The Reference Framework for Sustainable Cities WWW.RFSC.EU 2 The RFSC Conference 2013 - Towards a European Model of a Sustainable City, 9 October 2013, Brussels
  3. 3. Introduction to the RFSC The Reference Framework for Sustainable Cities 3 The RFSC Conference 2013 - Towards a European Model of a Sustainable City, 9 October 2013, Brussels
  4. 4. Our support (info@rfsc.eu ou www.rfsc.eu) • Helpdesk • Events, newsletter • Information, demonstration and training material • For specific needs, regions, or themes • We support Ambassador Cities and peer group of cities • We come to you 4 The RFSC Conference 2013 - Towards a European Model of a Sustainable City, 9 October 2013, Brussels
  5. 5. Introduction to the RFSC The Reference Framework for Sustainable Cities 5 The RFSC Conference 2013 - Towards a European Model of a Sustainable City, 9 October 2013, Brussels
  6. 6. Sign up! Create a Visitors Account Ask for extended rights to become RFSC-city Introduction to the RFSC 6 The RFSC Conference 2013 - Towards a European Model of a Sustainable City, 9 October 2013, Brussels
  7. 7. A toolkit for cities • an interactive web-tool • facilitating the dialogue about sustainable and integrated urban development – – – – – within cities between cities with local stakeholders across sectors at different political levels (local, regional, national, European) – within different levels of governance 7 The RFSC Conference 2013 - Towards a European Model of a Sustainable City, 9 October 2013, Brussels
  8. 8. Benefits: better communication & results • about sustainable and integrated strategies and projects • amongst and between different groups • fostering integrated thinking and actions • illustrate and explain decision-making processes • compare the impact and results for different alternatives • improve coordination and give reasons for the choices taken • assessing progress over time • building capacity in urban management 8 The RFSC Conference 2013 - Towards a European Model of a Sustainable City, 9 October 2013, Brussels
  9. 9. Three main sections of RFSC 9 The RFSC Conference 2013 - Towards a European Model of a Sustainable City, 9 October 2013, Brussels
  10. 10. 3 main tools Checklist to develop a sustainable urban development strategy Check whether a strategy or project is developed in an integrated manner Build a monitoring system to evaluate a strategy or project Choose the tool that best fit your needs The RFSC Conference 2013 - Towards a European Model of a Sustainable City, 9 October 2013, Brussels 10
  11. 11. The “core” of the 3 tools 25 questions on sustainable urban development • covering the European objectives and principles • grouped by the 4 pillars of sustainability – – – – economy social affairs environment governance • each question specified with sub-questions to go into details and to stimulate further debate 11 The RFSC Conference 2013 - Towards a European Model of a Sustainable City, 9 October 2013, Brussels
  12. 12. The RFSC City Regensburg, Germany The RFSC Conference 2013 - Towards a European Model of a Sustainable City, 9 October 2013, Brussels
  13. 13. Regensburg • Located in the German Federal State of Bavaria and capital of the Bavarian region “Upper Palatinate” • Approximately 153,000 inhabitants • High tech economy and UNESCO World Heritage site The RFSC Conference 2013 - Towards a European Model of a Sustainable City, 9 October 2013, Brussels
  14. 14. Obermuenster Quarter • Part of the Old Town • 6.2 hectare in size; more than 1,000 inhabitants • Redevelopment area since 2011 • Flagship project of the Local Action Plan, URBACT project “HerO“ The RFSC Conference 2013 - Towards a European Model of a Sustainable City, 9 October 2013, Brussels
  15. 15. Checking the Obermuenster Quarter with the Integrated Approach Tool The RFSC Conference 2013 - Towards a European Model of a Sustainable City, 9 October 2013, Brussels
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  18. 18. The RFSC City Bytom, Poland The RFSC Conference 2013 - Towards a European Model of a Sustainable City, 9 October 2013, Brussels
  19. 19. Bytom – what and where? • Southern part of Poland • Silesian Region • 69,44 square km • 174 724 citizens • Founded in 1254 • 15 km from the region capitol Katowice • 25 km from the Katowice Airport The RFSC Conference 2013 - Towards a European Model of a Sustainable City, 9 October 2013, Brussels
  20. 20. The Development Strategy of Bytom 2009-2020 ASSUMPTIONS (2008) • The Development Strategy of Bytom is a fundamental form of addressing challenges of the present-day civilization and problems that local communities have to face. • From one hand as a vision of the development of the city of Bytom, this strategy is agreed upon together with local partners, from other hand the development strategy is a blueprint for establishing the rudiments of programming of future investments on the local level. • The document was approved by City Council in May 2009. • The core of strategy are the five priorities (which means the area where the intervention must be undertake) within the vision of development DOCUMENT REVIEW – COCNLUSIONS (2011-2012) • City of Bytom must concentrate on two main priorities areas which are rebuilding the economic base and improvement of cities public spaces • Involving more partners in the process of implementation is required • Improving of monitoring and evaluation system is required The RFSC Conference 2013 - Towards a European Model of a Sustainable City, 9 October 2013, Brussels
  21. 21. The Bytom Development Strategy has used the Integrated Approach Tool in the testing phase… The RFSC Conference 2013 - Towards a European Model of a Sustainable City, 9 October 2013, Brussels
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  23. 23. …and will be enriched by the Monitor your Progress Tool. The RFSC Conference 2013 - Towards a European Model of a Sustainable City, 9 October 2013, Brussels
  24. 24. RFSC GOVERNANCE KEY RECOMENDED INDICATORS Value 2009 Value 2012 Action required Latest approval or revision date of a master plan with an integrated vision for the city as a whole 2001 2009 Review Percentage of local budget dedicated to Deprived Neighbourhoods Areas compared to global local budget - - Calculation Case by case Regulary Keeping Sometimes Implementation of the monitoring and evaluation system To what extent does your city promote the cooperation and /or coordination with other municipalities and/or other levels of government? To what extent do you evaluate the progress of your policies/strategies/projects and do you adapt them according to your findings? Once NOTES  To use any monitoring system you need have access to the data  Thanks that you are able to describe your current situation (diagnose)  If you establish sets of aims – you need to precise value at the beginning (where are you now) and at the end of implementation  RFSC Monitoring tool can be helpful at the beginning to describe yours current situation and can be an inspiration to define your own indicators, related to the four integrated development pillars More information: http://urbact.eu/fileadmin/Projects/LCFacil/outputs_media/Final_Brochure_online.pdf The RFSC Conference 2013 - Towards a European Model of a Sustainable City, 9 October 2013, Brussels
  25. 25. Dialogue Evaluation Networking Integration The RFSC Conference 2013 - Towards a European Model of a Sustainable City, 9 October 2013, Brussels
  26. 26. Sign up! Create a Visitors Account first! Ask for extended rights! Become a RFSC City!! The RFSC Conference 2013 - Towards a European Model of a Sustainable City, 9 October 2013, Brussels
  27. 27. RFSC support • RFSC secretariat support in all kinds of questions • Face-to-face trainings available for free – Parallel session • Training materials available online •Source:doug88888/flickr.com • Peer groups of cities support & coaching The RFSC Conference 2013 - Towards a European Model of a Sustainable City, 9 October 2013, Brussels
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