RFSC & national stakeholders: a view from Luxembourg


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What value can RFSC offer to stakeholders? A presentation given by Tom Becker (CIPU, Luxembourg), RFSC Conference 2013.

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RFSC & national stakeholders: a view from Luxembourg

  1. 1. Cooperation and exchange for sustainable urban development Tom Becker Cellule nationale d’Information pour la Politique Urbaine Brussels, 9th October 2013
  2. 2. CIPU – an interface for urban policy and a tool for integrated urban development European level, i.e. EU or intergovernmental cooperation in the field of urban policy and urban development Local urban policies, i.e. local decision-makers, urban professionals, NGOs, neighbourhood associations, citizens, … National Information Unit for Urban Policy (CIPU) National level, i.e. ministries with competences in the field of urban policy and urban development Research, i.e. University of Luxembourg or other research institutes
  3. 3. Main CIPU activities Organise opportunities for networking and exchange Disseminate information and knowledge Support local stakeholders, promote and (co)develop tools for cities Conduct research on specific urban policy issues Some results Over the past few years, CIPU has contributed to… – changes in stakeholder constellations in the field of urban policy in Luxembourg – an increased concentration of forces and financial resources among urban stakeholders – an increasing willingness to cooperate and a more active involvement of urban stakeholders in European and national decision-making processes – greater consideration of local divergences and cities’ specific needs – a scrutiny of existing policies, processes, values and stakeholder constellations – a more efficient use of European, national and local resources
  4. 4. RFSC: not only a tool for cities ! Link the RFSC to university curricula • Presentation of the RFSC to students from the Master course in spatial planning and from training courses for practitioners taught at the University of Luxembourg • In depth RFSC training session planned later this year External experts play an important role in urban development in small and medium-sized cities Scientific input is important for the further development of the tool Link the RFSC to other activities in the field of urban policy in Luxembourg • Test the RFSC in the framework of intermunicipal cooperation in urban areas (testing of the monitoring tool) RFSC contributes to creating a common undertstanding of and a common vision on sustainable and integrated urban development It supports horizontal and vertical cooperation • Include findings and experiences from the RFSC in other projects focusing on sustainable and integrated urban policy in Luxembourg such as Europe 2020 going local (Interreg IV C) or the OECD Project on measuring the potential of green growth (Indicators of local transition to a low-carbon economy) Create synergies with other projects to reach new target groups