D2.3 Common methodological framework for vision development



This document provides a common methodological framework for the development of a City Vision, which will need to be adapted to the specific context, ambitions and timeline of each of the ATELIER partner cities.

Continuing with the alignment of ATELIER WP2 and the Cities4ZERO urban decarbonisation methodology, once the Smart City Planning Groups (SCPG) have been designed in each ATELIER city (D2.2) and main strategic planning documents of each city have been reviewed (D2.1), this document works as a guideline for city diagnosis and city visioning processes, using foresight as the main tool to develop a shared co-diagnosis, and co-visioning 2050 process.

Along the report details about the main elements, tools to be used and procedural steps of each of the main sequences of foresight processes towards a City Vision development are brought. These are: 1/analysis of global city trends by 2050, 2/city diagnosis, 3/scenarios’ generation and 4/ City Vision agreement. These four sequences are mainly supported by an intensive engagement process, involving key local stakeholders through the SCPGs in the development of each of them; and by an urban energy model that brings a quantitative dimension to the discussion, offering the possibility of developing different scenarios.

Apart from the main concepts description, the deliverable presents a general overview about what would come after stating a City Vision 2050, summarizing the main points to be covered by a strategic planning process that finally becomes an Action Plan, which can take the format of an updated SECAP for ATELIER cities. For that an integrated city planning approach in partner cities is key for further deployment of PEDs in connection with the City Vision . In this sense, the scaling up of smart solutions in the Lighthouses should be addressed in the City Vision

Finally, the mtCity of Amsterdam aim elements of 2050 city visioning process in the City of Amsterdam, whose processes took place before the project. The fact that Amsterdam, as a lighthouse city in ATELIER project, has already developed their city ambition/vision following their own method is a good opportunity to enrich proposed process for city vision creation in other ATELIER cities.

The City Vision development process in the ATELIER project represents a good opportunity to continue with the technical evolution of the Cities4ZERO methodology, which will be applied in 8 cities, fine-tuning and consolidating a method already tested in diverse European cities.