Informed Cities Forum 2011 Live survey

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Informed Cities Forum 2011 Live survey

  1. 1. Live SurveyInformed Cities Forum 2011 26-27 October 2011, Naples, Italy
  2. 2. 1. What is your principal reason for participating in this Forum? (for local governments only) To improve my knowledge of urban A sustainability in European towns and cities To meet with other ‘like-minded’ B people working in a similar field To learn more about specific C urban sustainability tools 59,09% (78) To improve my understanding about D communication between local governments and researchers 11,36% 12,88% 12,88% (15) (17) (17) 3,79% (5) A B C D None
  3. 3. 2. What is your principal reason for participating in this Forum? (for researchers only) To improve my knowledge of urban A sustainability in European towns and cities To meet with other ‘like-minded’ B people working in a similar field To learn more about specific C urban sustainability tools 59,09% (78) To improve my understanding about D communication between local governments and researchers 13,64% 7,58% 9,85% 9,85% (18) (10) (13) (13) A B C D None
  4. 4. 3. If you commission research on sustainability policy, which type of organisation do you work with most? (for local governments only) A Local university/research institute B University within my region/country C Sustainability consultancy 57,58% (76) D All of the above 15,15% 9,85% 10,61% (20) 6,82% (13) (14) (9) A B C D None
  5. 5. 4. On average how regularly do you undertake sustainability-related research for local governments/municipalities within your country? (for researchers only) A More than once a year B Annually (once per year) C Once every 2-3 years 58,33% (77) D Rarely 11,36% 9,85% 10,61% 9,85% (15) (13) (14) (13) A B C D None
  6. 6. 5. What is your primary aim/objective in working with researchers? (for local governments only) A It is a requirement to access funding To access scientific evidence that B will support sustainability policies To get students to work on C specific projects 57,58% (76) To keep up-to-date with the latest D developments in local sustainability 23,48% (31) 12,88% (17) 3,03% 3,03% (4) (4) A B C D None
  7. 7. 6. What is your primary objective in working with local governments? (for researchers only) A It is a requirement for accessing funding B To conduct policy-relevant research To collect data that can be used C for academic outputs (papers and reports) 60,61% (80) To engage externally within my D locality/region in accordance with my organisation’s mission statement 18,94% (25) 6,06% 6,06% 8,33% (8) (8) (11) A B C D None
  8. 8. 7. Apart from LE21 and UEE, which of the following European sustainability/climate change monitoring tools do you consider to be most useful ? (for local governments only) A Covenant of Mayors B Green Capital Award C Aalborg Commitments 59,85% (79) D I do not use European monitoring tools 11,36% 9,09% 12,88% (15) (17) 6,82% (12) (9) A B C D None
  9. 9. 8. What is the biggest barrier to using EUROPEAN Tools for monitoring sustainability? (for local governments only) The Tools are too generic and A don’t reflect our local context They are not available in my native B language and the terminology is difficult to understand National tools are seen as a higher C priority in my local authority 60,61% (80) European tools do not provide D sufficiently relevant feedback for my local situation 12,12% 12,12% 11,36% (16) (16) (15) 3,79% (5) A B C D None
  10. 10. 9. What is the biggest barrier to using local sustainability Tools in general? There are too many Tools to choose A from and it is not clear which is the most relevant There are insufficient staff resources B to gather and update for the data required by Tools They are not relevant to C my local political agenda 37,88% (50) The data that we collect D does not fit with existing Tools 17,42% 16,67% (23) 14,39% 13,64% (22) (19) (18) A B C D None
  11. 11. 10. What would help you most in developing an ongoing working relationship with local governments? (for researchers only) Ongoing personal contact A with local authority staff Formal connection between B my research organisation and local government Greater knowledge of C 59,85% (79) relevant funding sources Focused working groups D on urban sustainability 19,7% (26) 5,3% 6,82% 8,33% (9) (11) (7) A B C D None
  12. 12. 11. Which local governments do you tend to work with? (for researchers only) A Those in the local area (municipality/city) B Those within my region/country European local governments C (outside of my country) 59,85% (79) D Non-European Local Governments 25% (33) 5,3% 7,58% (7) (10) 2,27% (3) A B C D None
  13. 13. 12. What do you think is the principal solution to bridging the differences between local governments and research organisations? (for researchers only) Both parties (academic/policy) A having a greater understanding of each other’s aims A designated regional/local institution B (broker) whose job it is to bring policymakers and researchers together More funded initiatives to encourage 59,85% (79) C local governments and researchers to work more closely 15,91% More informal networking opportunities D for researchers and policymakers 6,06% (8) 11,36% (15) (21) 6,82% (9) to meet and develop working relationships A B C D None
  14. 14. 13. What do you think is the principal solution to bridge the differences between local governments and research organisations? (for local governments only) Both parties (academic/policy) A having a greater understanding of each other’s aims A designated regional/local institution B (broker) whose job it is to bring policymakers and researchers together More funded initiatives to encourage 56,06% (74) C local governments and researchers to work more closely More informal networking opportunities 12,88% 15,15% 11,36% D for researchers and policymakers 4,55% (6) (17) (20) (15) to meet and develop working relationships A B C D None

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