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A working group to facilitate the implementation of integrated sustainable urban development according to the Leipzig Charter.
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The project was initiated by the "Leipzig Charter" follow-up process, the development of a "Reference framework for a sustainable city" according to a decision taken at the Informal Ministerial Meeting in Marseille 2008. The ideas of the Leipzig Charter, to reach a sustainable urban development by means of a city-wide integrated approach and by a focus on deprived neighbourhoods, was to be underlined by this non-binding tool for cities.

The work on the Reference framework is done by a European working group with representatives of Member States and European Institutions. In this context the LC-FACIL working group was set up as a "local testing ground" and brings in the partner cities' experience with strategies and instruments on integrated, sustainable urban development, which shall help to define a tool according to the local needs.

Hence the main focus of the project - apart of it's role as "testing ground" - is to interrogate the current status of implementation of integrated sustainable urban development socially (e.g. integration, labour market, skills), economically (e.g. mobility, cities as engines of regional growth), in physical renewal and environmental aspects (e.g. climate change).

A final result shall be a common understanding of the necessary tool set for integrated urban development according to the Leipzig Charter.

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Timeline

2009
Project launch
2011
Project completed

Integrated action plans

An Integrated Action Plan (IAP) is a policy instrument that is produced by Action Planning networks within a period of 12 - 14 months after the beginning of their activities. The aim of the IAP is to respond in a concrete way to a urban challenge, which is common to all involved cities. Each partner city develops its own IAP, so all plans are unique in terms of local circumstances, territorial coverage and, most of all, the context in which this tool is proposed to be implemented. The creation and validation of this instrument relies in a collective undertaking, designed to strengthen commitment and to increase the prospect of sustainable delivery. In this sense, every partner city must establish a URBACT Local Group (ULG), in order to gather implicated stakeholders to co-create and participate in this process.Thus, the IAP reflect and integrate all ULG members' knowledge and learning from transnational exchange.
  • Leipzig
  • Gothenburg
  • Kirklees Council
  • Rennes
  • Vitoria-Gasteiz
  • Székesfehérvár
  • Bytom
  • Bytom