This first guide focuses on how to become “implementation ready”. It is one of the three Implementation Challenges deemed compulsory for all cities to consider, on the basis that they are common to all implementation projects.
The process of putting a decision or plan into effect, going from the theoretical framework towards reality, is crucial for cities. It requires proper preparation, in order to avoid negative results and reputational damage. However, cities persistently struggle to transform these strategies into actions that can deliver tangible results.
Therefore, the first step before starting any implementation strategy is to check that your city is ready. Based on the experience of the URBACT Implementation Network cities, here is a short guide to help:
Below are listed useful tools to complement the guide, and assist the implementation preparation process.
|TOOL 1: Self-Assessment||Implementation Capabilities Grid|
|TOOL 2: Implementation Plans||Template for the Implementation Plan|
|TOOL 3: Action Sheets||Action Table & Refining an Action|
|TOOL 4: Identifying risk||"What could possibly go wrong" Cards|
|TOOL 5: Coherence||4Cs Review|
|TOOL 6: Coherence Check||Coherence Checklist|