Tools that benefit all UBC and European cities
Through and with projects UBC EnvCom has created tools that will help to empower local government units, local stakeholders and people in the community concepts both in UBC member cities and in other European cities.
Engage your stakeholders
A toolkit, published in English and Russian, describes a process of stakeholder involvement with vivid examples of different involvement methods. It enables the process of involvement within the organizations by putting the stress on the entire process of involvement. It reinforces the capacity of civil servants to create a sustainable and livable municipality/city, where stakeholders involvement is an integrated part of their management.
- Engage your stakeholders Toolkit web site
- Engage your stakeholders toolkit, English PDF
- Engage your stakeholders toolkit, Russian PDF
The model of an integrated management system facilitates a holistic management and the integration of different sectors which are prerequisites for sustainable cities. The model builds on existing environmental management systems such as EMAS, ISO 14001 and ecoBUDGET but widens the scope to include all sustainability dimensions and operates at the heart of a city’s strategic planning process. The Integrated Management System was developed during the Managing Urban Europe-25 project, MUE-25, during 2005-2008.
Urban sustainable development requires resources, skills, understanding, good communication and commitment, and most of all and organizational structure to manage the efforts. The URBANworks-toolkit that was developed in Integrated Solutions for Sustainability Management in Baltic Cities, SUSTAINMENT, during 2006-2007, supports the development and the establishment of a sustainability management unit by providing city administrators with situation specific guidance, tools and concrete city examples. It also gives them a detailed framework for creating a Development Plan for the establishment and operation of this management unit.
One concrete tool to assist cities to plan and move towards more climate friendly transports is a model for making a Sustainable Urban Transport Plan (SUTP) that was developed in the Baltic Urban Sustainable Transport Implementation and Planning project, BUSTRIP, during 2005-2007. The SUTP takes an integrated approach on all the drivers causing urban transport problems. Making a SUTP involves all relevant city departments, the whole urban area and involves different public and private stakeholders into the process.