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Helping Municipalities: A Step-by-step Guide

The ‘Integrated Methodological Toolkit for Resource Efficiency’ represents the core transnational output of the RE-SEEties project. The Toolkit aims to provide strategic guidance for municipalities on how to improve resource efficiency in urban planning. The Toolkit consists of two parts: methodological guidance, and a set of criteria for the evaluation of the developed strategy and its impact.

The toolkit starts from an overview of the policy making context (Chapter 1), summarizing some of the best practices and technologies available in different sectors (Chapter 2). Chapter 3 focuses on the key issue of changing behavior of selected target groups. More technical aspects are under consideration in Chapter 4, focusing on the main data gathered by city partners and the proposed tools (software) selected by the experts and utilized at the urban level to support the development of resource efficient strategies. Chapter 5 describes the overall set of initial criteria for assessment which can be customized by cities in order to measure, monitor and report their pathways towards resource efficiency.

The development of the methodology was an iterative process: the first version was tested by the RE-SEEties partner cities; it wasthen revised, taking into consideration conclusions and the lessons learnt from the cities. The guide was developed by the expert parnterss of the project: CRES, REGEA, ENERGIAKLUB, MACEF and CNR-IMAA.

The ‘Final SEE Methodological Toolkit, and criteria for assessment’ can be downloaded from the ’Document center’ of the RE-SEEties website.