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Sustainable Urban Neighbourhoods - Research and Implementation Support in Europe


Local communication toolbox

SUNRISE will help residents, users, stakeholders, decision makers and private sector representatives in the six action neighbourhoods to analyse and articulate their own situation as an opportunity for reflection, learning and sharing. For this purpose, SUNRISE will provide tools to visualise the local challenges and options. This local communication toolbox (D5.3) will contain open source tools, SUNRISE’s own guidelines and methodologies for event organisation and moderation, use of social media and use of the SUNRISE website’s Neighbourhood Dashboard. The tools included in the toolbox will also constitute part of the Neighbourhood Mobility Pathfinder. The neighbourhoods will be invited to use techniques such as video reports, Flickr, project newspapers, podcasts, map-/ GIS-based visualisation of problems and opportunities, school visits, walking audits etc. Guidance for the involvement of conventional local media (print, online, TV, radio) will also be provided. ‘Neighbours’ will be encouraged to interact through social media. The local communication toolbox will be updated continuously.

Shared definitions of key terms, version 1.0

Effective collaboration requires a shared terminology, uniform technical protocols, easily accessible sharing infrastructure etc. The WP6 leader will therefore develop early on a living document with shared definitions of key terms, which will also be available on the Neighbourhood Mobility Pathfinder.

Handbook for participation strategies for mobility issues in neighbourhoods

Task 2.1 (Compilation of a handbook identifying and categorising existing participation tools and methods) is designed to assist the action neighbourhoods with a handbook (D2.1), that is, a comprehensive and conveniently categorised overview of such methods. Two elements form the basis for this work: 1. The results of the status-quo analysis from Task 1.1 on the previous experiences and practices in the field of participation and mobility development in each action neighbourhood; 2. Additional comprehensive desk research on the state-of-the-art and best practice of possible activation and participation tools and methods in European co-development processes at the neighbourhood level. Based on an overview of relevant European projects addressing neighbourhoods, this will include a thorough description of process characteristics, target groups, field of application, their purpose, advantages and disadvantages. The findings about these methods and tools will be categorised according to specific neighbourhood mobility challenges. This systematic summary thus forms crucial element of the knowledge base for the Neighbourhood Mobility Labs (NML) in each action neighbourhood and constitutes D2.1, the “Handbook for participation strategies for mobility issues in neighbourhoods”.

Package of six Neighbourhood Mobility Action Plans

WP2 culminates in six Neighbourhood Mobility Action Plans; these are concrete implementation plans articulating responsibilities, budgets, timescales etc. and they will then be implemented throughout WP3. D2.4 is a package of six such Neighbourhood Mobility Action Plans.

Report including SWOT results and status-quo description of the action neighbourhoods

Task 1.5 (SWOT Analysis and summarised top-down description of status-quo) results in one brochure per neighbourhood, which includes the results of the SWOT analysis together with all relevant information regarding the status-quo of the sustainable mobility situation and the planned steps for the participatory process within each action neighbourhood. It will also include the summarised results of Task 1.4. (Preparation and execution of the bottom-up participation process for the co-identification phase). This deliverable therefore functions as background document and “reference guide” for all following steps within the co-identification phase and also the ensuing co-development phase (WP2).

Final Assessment and Evaluation Plan including templates for the reporting of the assessment and evaluation results

This is the second iteration of D4.1, developed once the measures in each neighbourhood are defined in D2.4 (Package of six Neighbourhood Mobility Action Plans). This document defines the indicators to be used to assess the impact of the measures that are due to be developed by month 22, as these indicators can therefore only be defined when the measures are known. All measures will be developed hand-in-hand with the discussion how their success could be measured and, therefore, which are the indicators that can be used for the impact evaluation.

Co-learning and uptake strategy

D5.1 (Co-learning and uptake strategy) will describe which co-learning and uptake activities will take place when, where, why and how and with which target audiences in mind. The private sector will thereby be specifically taken into account, both at the level of communication to European stakeholders as well as the level of local communication planning. This strategy will indicate which types of interventions are necessary to promote, facilitate and enhance the sharing of experience and know-how. It will focus on the build-up of capacity of local stakeholders working on neighbourhood mobility issues, with the ultimate purpose to increase the number and quality of co-created neighbourhood mobility solutions. The strategy will address three levels of interaction: 1. Communication within and about SUNRISE neighbourhoods in their local language; incl. plans for the establishment and organisation of NLR as mechanisms to facilitate intra-neighbourhood learning 2. Communication among SUNRISE action cities and neighbourhoods and elaborated schemes to ensure productive interactions between SUNRISE partner neighbourhoods (through so-called Neighbourhood Learning Alliances) as well as between SUNRISE partners and ‘Take-Up’ cities with their neighbourhoods 3. Communication about SUNRISE, its findings and tools to the EU local mobility expert and civil society community.

Assessment and Evaluation Plan including templates for the reporting of the assessment and evaluation results

Once the locally specific co-assessment and co-evaluation principles have been agreed in each neighbourhood, the NEMs, in cooperation with the PEM and PPEM, will draw up the final evaluation plan as final result of Task 4.1. It will also include the assessment and evaluation templates that the PEM and PPEM will jointly develop to help the NEMs record and report their findings in a consistent way across the sites.

Set of six SUNRISE Neighbourhood Mobility Dossiers

A Neighbourhood Mobility Dossier will be produced in each action neighbourhood as final output of WP1. Such a Dossier will comprehensively capture the results of the co-identification and co-validation process, including the factual and subjectively perceived situation with regard to mobility and other related aspects. The Dossiers serve as guidebooks for the neighbourhoods themselves regarding the upcoming co-creative phases (co-development and co-implementation of sustainable mobility solutions), but also as an overview and inspiration for other cities and neighbourhoods regarding the co-creative development of sustainable mobility solutions.

Co-Implementation Guidelines

WP3 will start with an intensive workshop for the Neighbourhood Coordinators of each action neighbourhood in Jerusalem (attached to consortium meeting in project month 8) where the WP3 leader will assist the participants in the conceptual preparation of their implementation phase. Soon afterwards, the WP3 leader will start a travel tour to each action neighbourhood in order to kick-start the local implementation process on the ground (between month 12 and 19). In preparation of these workshops, Co-Implementation Guidelines (D3.1) will be prepared and fed into the Neighbourhood Mobility Pathfinder.

Handbook on Neighbourhood Mobility Labs in practice

"TUW will compile an orientation handbook about the aims, strength, costs and support contexts of Neighbourhood Mobility Labs (NMLs) in the form of D2.2, the ""Handbook on Neighbourhood Mobility Labs in practice"""

SUNRISE website and Neighbourhood Dashboard

The SUNRISE website (D5.2) will serve as central communication hub. It will host the Neighbourhood Mobility Pathfinder and the Neighbourhood Dashboard. The SUNRISE dashboard will be an internet platform providing at-a-glance overviews of all previous and ongoing activities, progress and achievements in each neighbourhood, mainly to support project-internal co-learning. It will be the central navigation point to access background information, blogs, photographs, podcasts and video reports (with EN subtitles), indicators etc. about all action neighbourhoods. The dashboard will make it convenient for other neighbourhoods to learn about activities they are most interested in. SUNRISE will live up to its own approach in developing the co-learning and uptake strategy and start from an in-depth user needs assessment in order to co-develop the co-learning strategy. The dashboard will contain a secure area where SUNRISE partners can exchange on bad experiences. This will feed into the Neighbourhood Mobility pathfinder including sections on what specifically to avoid.

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