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Philip

Stein

Validated Lead Expert

Generic Skills

B.1. Understanding of integrated and sustainable urban development: 
University qualifications in Geography, Urban and Region Planning (with specialisation in Mobility) and Conservation of Historic Towns and Cities. Post-graduate Urban and Regional Planning course at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh was very much focussed on developing a sustainable approach even in the late 1970s. Worked for many years with Groep Planning which was one of the first offices in Belgium to adopt integrated, context driven planning and development practice - bringing together design and technical disciplines with input from internal and external study teams to address social, economic, environmental and transport issues. This embryonic conviction and introduction to sustainable urban development has been further extended during my career through participation in studies and projects such as INTERNAT (integrated trans-European network assessment techniques 2000), Sustainable Development Strategy for EURO-REGION (2001), Green-Blue network, Anderlecht and District Contracts – Brussels Region (2002). Commitment to the integrated and sustainable approach has continued as part of my contribution to the URBACT programme – thematic expert and lead expert and Thematic Pole Manager 2008-2011 (Cities and integrated sustainable development). Member of the first advisory panel for the setting up of the “Economist” European Green City Index (2009)
B1. Assessment: 
1: The applicant has a solid educational and professional background in integrated and sustainable urban development.
B.2. Understanding of exchange and learning processes at transnational level: 
Coordinated the establishment of a trans-European network of historic towns (Flanders, Wallonia, Kent, Nord- Pas-de –Calais) in 1996. Since then involved in a number of projects seeking to find and improve methods and practices through transnational co-operation and exchange (already mentioned above INTERNAT and EURO-REGION) through support to pre-accession cities in Romania (Cluj Napoca, Sibiu) via the Leonardo da Vinci programme (2001-2002) and study of urban renewal practices in northern European cities to inform the French housing agency ANAH (2000-2002), for example. Since 2005 have had active involvement in the welcome transnational exchange and learning initiatives of URBACT I (thematic expert PHYRE and Hous-Es projects as well as “Support for Cities” – Csepel, Budapest) and URBACT II (Thematic Pole Manager, Lead expert M-Spice project and EVUE II Pilot Delivery Network, Thematic Expert LINKS and Enter-Hub projects).
B2. Assessment: 
1: The applicant has comprehensive knowledge of and experience in exchange and learning processes at transnational level.
B.3. Proficiency in English: 
English is my native language, I was born and educated in the United Kingdom (!956-1983) and worked for Avon County Council in Bristol and Fife Regional Council before moving to Belgium. I have been key note, or simply speaker, in English at a number of international events including – “A Building for the Scottish Parliament”, Minds Meetings at the Edinburgh International Festival (2008), “Contributing to the Sustainable City of the Future”, EU Sustainable Energy Week, Architects Council of Europe (2010), “Living the Future- housing, sustainable cities and EU cohesion policy”, CECODHAS Housing Europe Conference (Brescia 2010), “Sustainable Construction - more than materials”, European Forum on Eco-innovation (Amsterdam 2012). Most of my career has been spent writing up reports, studies, articles and more recently blogs, sometimes in Dutch or French but predominantly in English. Examples of this include “L`Aquila – surviving the aftershock” URBACT II Programme 2009, co-authorship of the report “Good Practice in Urban Development in the EU”, Projects supported by ERDF 2007-2013, DG Regio 2013. Within URBACT apart from formal reporting of projects such as PHYRE. Hous-Es, EVUE II, a number of blogs on various subjects have been accepted and published on the URBACT II website the most recent being “Traffic: blocking our roads, but more importantly – blocking our airways” (April 2014).
B3. Assessment: 
1: Native speaker.

Expertise for the design and delivery of transnational exchange and learning activities:

C.3.1. Ability to communicate complex concepts to non-English speakers: 
Appointment as Expert for the “Support for Cities” mission to the district of Csepel, Budapest 2007 presented a unique opportunity to help a municipality come to terms with the concept of the “integrated urban development plan”. In a situation where there was no tradition of cross-silo or co-operating vertical governance structure my lead on this issue in the municipality could not be top-down. The road map document produced “A blueprint for revival” was the result of intense working with delivery agencies (health, social services, planning, city development etc.) individually and together in a new collaborative reflection. In a very limited timeframe (5x3 days) we worked with sector and then joined-up concept maps to build a strategic framework incorporating concrete local actions. Only the Municipal Architect could speak English, so there was a great deal of patience required, use of visualisation, and reliance on technical language, local knowledge support from the MRI office in Budapest and an excellent committed interpreter. Developing a rapport is dependent on personality, trust and openness, an enquiring mind – the aspects “time consuming”, and essential interpretation support are hard realities with a price tag to be realistically included from the outset. Video can be very useful here depending on the target group and the depth of content to be covered, also poster exercises, mapping, flow chart creation.
C3.1 Assessment: 
1: The applicant demonstrates a good ability to communicate complex concepts to non-English speakers.
C.3.2. Ability to draw out, support the verbalization and documentation of knowledge and practice from participants: 
In the URBACT II M-Spice project development phase 2012 I produced an 80 page “Baseline Study” as reference framework for project activity. This includes a state of the art analysis of the project thematic focus (Monitoring - Sustainable and Participatory Initiatives), a profile of each partner city outlining the determinant local issues and priorities they wish to explore in the project, and a synthesis which presents an agreed focus for the network and work plan for project activity and output. The most important feature of this exercise is the juxtaposition of different partner experiences, contexts and aspirations in respect of the topic. Through exchange and joint understanding a coherent programme was in fact co-produced, which assures network commitment. For the URBACT I PHYRE project each transnational meeting was preceded by the preparation of an inception report to ensure that all partners shared at least a minimum level of basic information on the topic to be addressed and challenges to be addressed in the 2-3 days of working together. This translated into the plenary and workshop sessions agenda and was accompanied by templates for case study material to be provided by selected partners ensuring uniformity of material and clarification of the thematic exchange format for all participants.
C3.2 Assessment: 
1: The applicant provides a valid example showcasing his ability to draw out and support the verbalization and documentation of knowledge and practice from participants.
C.3.3. Ability to capture learning for participants to take away: 
URBACT II ENTER.HUB project (EU Network exploiting Territorial Effects of Railway Hubs) - author of the network`s Thematic Report No2 – “Governance and Participation” following the transnational meeting dedicated to this subject held in the French city of Creil. http://urbact.eu/sites/default/files/tr2_phspaper_v6.pdfhttp://urbact.eu/sites/default/files/tr2_phspaper_v6.pdf In 2007 co-author with Laura Colini of the report “Urban regeneration as a Cross-cutting Theme of the URBACT Programme” for the document “The URBACT Programme 2002-2006:Bilan”. Author of the reports “Growing Sustainable Historic Cities” and “Quality Sustainable Living”. These were part of the URBACT Project Results document published in December 2011 which was designed to bring together the findings and achievements of URBACT projects working within the Thematic Pole, Cities and sustainable, integrated development between 2008 and 2012.
C3.3 Assessment: 
1: The applicant provides valid examples demonstrating his ability to capture learning for participants to take away
C.3.4. Ability to produce concise reports that incorporate good practices and policy messages: 
.Author of the chapter “Sustainable Growth” and 5 case studies contributing to the full report “Urban development in the EU: 50 projects supported by the ERDF 2007-2013”, commissioned by DG Regio and published in 2013. Co-author of the report “Development Perspectives and Plan for the Quality of Urban Landscape: University Campus Neighbourhood, City of Antwerp” published in the journal “Ruimte en Planning” 2007. This describes an important innovative policy initiative, in Dutch “Beeldkwaliteitsplan” for the urban renewal of the University neighbourhood in the city and underpinning decision-making to confirm the presence of the University as an integral part of the city-centre socio-functional mix. Lead Author of the city reports on Amsterdam, Edinburgh, Helsinki and Birmingham for the French housing agency ANAH as part of their analysis of Urban Renewal in Northern European Cities, Paris 2002.
C3.4 Assessment: 
1: The applicant demonstrates a good ability to produce concise reports that incorporate good practices and policy messages.
Summary Expertise for the design and delivery of transnational exchange and learning activities: 
Geographer, urban planner specialised in urban renewal, mobility planning and heritage. From coordinator for a Trans-EU Network of Historic Towns (EURO-REGION 1996), steadily gained experience in transnational exchange and learning. Manager of EU INTERNAT project, a strategic environmental impact assessment tool for the EU TEN transport net 2000, project leader for development of a EUROREGION Sustainable Development Strategy (Kent, Flanders, Wallonia, Nord 2001). Expert for URBACT, PHYRE (urban regeneration), Hous-Es (mass housing stock) projects 2005-2007; Thematic Pole Manager URBACT II (cities, integrated, sustainable development) 2008-2011; Lead Expert M-Spice (monitoring strategic planning – devpt. phase, 2013) and EVUE II Pilot Delivery Network (electric vehicles) 2014, Thematic Expert ENTER.HUB (governance and participation) 2013. Exposure to URBACT means a good understanding of the method of participative action planning – local support group co-production etc. Also a range of techniques to support learning and exchange process: stakeholder analysis, problem trees, peer-review, back casting, EU cafe. The pan-EU perspective is extended as co-author of report “URBAN development in the EU: 50 projects ERDF 2007-2013”, DG Regio. This is always linked to real experience on the ground in cities: structure and development planning, housing, renewal studies, mobility plans, masterplans – Bruges, Brussels, Ixelles, St. Valery-sur-Somme.
Assessment: 
The applicant is validated for C, as he meet all the requirements. No significant inconsistencies were identified between the CV and application form, nor between the responses and summary.

Thematic expertise:

Theme / Policy: 
Sustainable Urban Mobility
D.1. Deep knowledge on the selected theme and related policy challenges, including up to date practice, research, etc.: 
Transport planning was a specialisation within my post-graduate study of Town and Country Planning, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh (1979-1981). It was however only In Belgium that I began to apply this training in practice. Working under and with the German transport engineer Ulrich Keppler, I was involved in reviewing and developing the iconic mobility strategy for the historic city of Bruges in the late 1980`s, early 1990`s. This was followed by similar initiatives in other Belgian Cities notably Leuven and Ypres, but also in northern France (Bethune, St. Valery-sur-Somme). These were integrated traffic plans and within the context of the time sustainable – designed to address economic and social issues but also to improve quality of urban life by diminishing the role of the private car in the urban environment. In Brussels I was project leader for the city-centre (intra muros) transport plan 2000. This was effectively a first attempt to produce a SUMP at least in Belgium. Demographic, heritage, economic functions, living areas, public space, air quality and noise pollution were included in the analysis to construct a radical new traffic pattern. Participated as lecturer in a short course “Sustainable development and Mobility” for the VUB and KU Leuven Universities 2004. Thematic expert for URBACT ENTER.HUB and EVUE II (Electric Vehicles in Urban Europe) projects.
D1 Assessment: 
1: The applicant has a solid background in the field of sustainable urban mobility, both in terms of education and professional e
D.2. Ability to produce thematic inputs to feed in the learning process of in projects in which you have been involved: 
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D2 Assessment: 
1: The applicant demonstrates a strong ability to produce thematic inputs to feed in the learning process in projects and gives more than two examples in support of this.
D.3. Ability to produce concise reports that incorporate learning from exchange & learning activities, put forward good practice: 
Project leader producing a Feasibility Study for the introduction of a new East-West tram line crossing Brussels city centre 2002, Brussels Capital city region. This document initiated by the regional authority was essential as a means of launching an evaluation by municipal officers and policy makers, service agencies and civic society representatives. During the EVUE II project I produced a relatively continuous stream of short news clips to inform partners of new ideas or developments, additional challenges i.e.: report from Brussels Motor Show; Dutch smart highway project; EEA 2014 annual air quality report; Trolley trucks in the US; Intelligent Route test D199 in France etc. This is a good way of animating a project web site, but by sending directly to all partners (short sharp pieces) is also useful to maintain and stimulate partner interest and contact as well as inform LSGs. Writing of blogs for the URBACT II website “Traffic: blocking our roads, but more importantly – blocking our airways” (April 2014). http://urbact.eu/traffic-blocking-our-roads-more-importantly-blocking-our-airways, in 2010-2011 “EU transport white paper” and “Hyper-active travel in London”.
D3 Assessment: 
1: The applicant demonstrates a strong ability to produce concise reports that incorporate learning from exchange and learning activities, including through unconventional means (e.g. short news clips).
D.4. Understanding of how to maximize the use of project results for benefits in capitalization, policy design, awarenes: 
URBACT II ENTER.HUB project (EU Network exploiting Territorial Effects of Railway Hubs) - the Thematic Report No2 – “Governance and Participation” which I produced following the transnational meeting in the French city of Creil, was together with the other thematic reports synthesised and compiled as input to the final report. In this way the project could give a broad overview, but with detailed information on the key cross-cutting issues explored by the project. This easy to read compilation is a fairly conventional capitalisation tool but also provided input for a video film telling the project story and highlighting the challenges addressed and resulting local interventions.
D4 Assessment: 
1: The applicant demonstrates a good understanding of how to maximize the use of project results for benefits in capitalization, policy design and awareness.
Summary Thematic expertise: 
Concrete experience: Strategic urban planning; Integrated urban renewal; Local governance; Environmental issues; Sustainable Urban Mobility and Housing. Expert for the “Support for Cities” mission to Csepel, Budapest 2007, a unique opportunity to help a municipality come to terms with the integrated urban development plan. Report “Blueprint for Revival” which proposed a road map for a comprehensive and progressive renewal of the district, was a result of intense working with delivery agencies (health, social services, planning, city development etc.) in a new collaborative format. URBACT II ENTER.HUB (exploiting Territorial Effects of Railway Hubs) - author of the network`s Thematic Report No2 – “Governance and Participation” after the transnational meeting on this theme in Creil Fr. http://urbact.eu/sites/default/files/tr2_phspaper_v6.pdf. Author of report “Exploring the Oslo Experience” March 2015 . Analysis of the Oslo case, incorporating partner input from the meeting in Norway - URBACT EVUE II (EVs in Urban Europe) Pilot Network http://urbact.eu/file/9904/download?token=KhwA7M6N The report sets out city/state support measures to develop E-mobility and intervention and cost-benefit considerations which can help cities develop a strategic approach to promote EVs as part of a no-carbon urban future. These initiatives as part of the URBACT programme are complemented by concrete planning and implementation activity in cities and towns across Belgium and Northern France.
Assessment: 
The applicant is validated for D "Sustainable Urban Mobility", meeting 4 out of 4 criteria. The summary is not specific to the thematic field and does not highlight the main points from the responses. No significant inconsistencies were identified between the CV and application.
Theme / Policy: 
Urban Strategic Planning
D.1. Deep knowledge on the selected theme and related policy challenges, including up to date practice, research, etc.: 
Qualified as Geographer and Town and Country Planner, University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University. My first professional appointments were with Avon County Council (Bristol, UK) and Fife Regional Council (Scotland) 1981-1983. In both authorities I was part of the strategic planning team as we understood the term at that time. Subsequently strategic planning at city and regional level have been constant features of my career activity as independent planning consultant either working with other consultancies or directly with local authorities. Development and review of the Bruges Structure Plan (1990), Structure Plan Aarschot (Be) 1999-2001, Master Planning with a strategic perspective for the French towns of Bethune, St. Valery-sur-Somme, Carvin 2000-2004, Development of a Sustainable Development Strategy EURO-REGION (Kent, Flanders, Wallonia. Nord-pas-de-Calais) 2001, elaboration of strategic plan for a Green/Blue Network, Municipality of Anderlecht 2002, member of the reflection group assembled to prepare the first revision of the Brussels Regional Development Plan 1997.
D1 Assessment: 
1: The applicant has a solid background in the field of urban strategic planning, both in terms of education and professional experience.
D.2. Ability to produce thematic inputs to feed in the learning process of in projects in which you have been involved: 
Article for the URBACT II Programme, December 2010 – “Bruges : Balancing the books to draw the full benefits from urban heritage conservation”. This document was prepared to demonstrate how the establishment of a strategic vision for the historic city of Bruges could be translated into a long term framework for effective management of an evolving city development process. Primarily intended as input to support reflection in the HeRO and REPAIR projects. Author of the baseline study for the URBACT II M-Spice project development phase – designed to gather a network of cities around the theme of developing “Monitoring Systems for Strategic Planning”, January 2013.
D2 Assessment: 
1: The applicant demonstrates a strong ability to produce thematic inputs to feed in the learning process.
D.3. Ability to produce concise reports that incorporate learning from exchange & learning activities, put forward good practice: 
Preparation of the “docu-case” Mittelburg case study (based on Brussels) August 2011, as a work topic for URBACT Lab sessions of the URBACT Summer University, Krakow. This case study provided base material to feed delegates in work through a process to apply stakeholder analysis, to make the step from problem evaluation to strategy, and finally action planning. Participants (both city policy makers and practitioners) in this way worked with actual and detailed case material with the aim of making the exercise as realistic and as relevant as possible. Project leader and author of strategic plan for the establishment of a green/blue network for the Brussels muncipality of Anderlecht. Here the local authority was working together with Londonderry (Northern Ireland) and Chalon-sur-Saone (France) to explore the “rurban” interface and how green space and sustainable waterway management could result in improving environmental quality but also citizens` general quality of life.
D3 Assessment: 
1: The applicant provides two valid examples showcasing his ability to produce concise reports that incorporate learning from exchange and learning activities.
D.4. Understanding of how to maximize the use of project results for benefits in capitalization, policy design, awarenes: 
Author of the report “Exploring the Oslo Experience – Cities delivering E-mobility”, March 2015 . Analysis of the Oslo case together with Sture Portvik and incorporating project partner reaction following the transnational meeting in the Norwegian capital - URBACT II EVUE II (Electric Vehicles in Urban Europe) Pilot delivery Network http://urbact.eu/file/9904/download?token=KhwA7M6N This report sets out the measures taken by the city of Oslo in cooperation with the Norwegian national framework to promote e-mobility. Transmitted to project partners and available on the URBACT website the analysis allows readers to examine concrete interventions and cost-benefit considerations which can help other cities to develop a strategic approach to the challenge of supporting introduction of electric vehicles as part of a no-carbon urban future.
D4 Assessment: 
1: The applicant demonstrates a good understanding of how to maximize the use of project results for benefits in capitalization, policy design and awareness.
Summary Thematic expertise: 
Concrete experience: Strategic urban planning; Integrated urban renewal; Local governance; Environmental issues; Sustainable Urban Mobility and Housing. Expert for the “Support for Cities” mission to Csepel, Budapest 2007, a unique opportunity to help a municipality come to terms with the integrated urban development plan. Report “Blueprint for Revival” which proposed a road map for a comprehensive and progressive renewal of the district, was a result of intense working with delivery agencies (health, social services, planning, city development etc.) in a new collaborative format. URBACT II ENTER.HUB (exploiting Territorial Effects of Railway Hubs) - author of the network`s Thematic Report No2 – “Governance and Participation” after the transnational meeting on this theme in Creil Fr. http://urbact.eu/sites/default/files/tr2_phspaper_v6.pdf. Author of report “Exploring the Oslo Experience” March 2015 . Analysis of the Oslo case, incorporating partner input from the meeting in Norway - URBACT EVUE II (EVs in Urban Europe) Pilot Network http://urbact.eu/file/9904/download?token=KhwA7M6N The report sets out city/state support measures to develop E-mobility and examines intervention and cost-benefit considerations which can help cities develop a strategic approach to promote EVs as part of a no-carbon urban future. These initiatives as part of the URBACT programme are complemented by concrete planning and implementation activity in cities and towns across Belgium & North France.
Assessment: 
The applicant is validated for D "Urban Strategic Planning", as he meets 4 out of 4 of the criteria. The summary is not specific to the thematic field and does not highlight the main points from the responses. No significant inconsistencies were identified between the CV and application.
Theme / Policy: 
Integrated Urban Renewal
D.1. Deep knowledge on the selected theme and related policy challenges, including up to date practice, research, etc.: 
Integrated urban regeneration was a “leitmotiv” of Professor Jan Tanghe`s Groep Planning office with whom I worked for some 16 years. I was either team member or project leader for a number of master planning and concrete redevelopment projects where these were not regarded as purely architectural or design solutions. Broad team working between designers, planners, mobility and landscape specialists, sociologists and key local stakeholders was at the basis of master planning exercises, brownfield reconversion and concrete implementation: Gare de La Chapelle (Recyclart arts project) Brussels 2000, St. Valery-sur-Somme Picardie 1999, Ave Van Pelt district Lens France 2005, Carvin Nord-Pas-de-Calais 2004, city revitalisation plan Puurs, Belgium 2011. This experience and knowledge underpinned my contribution as Expert for the URBACT I PHYRE and Hous-Es projects. An important initiative in this respect has been the programme of District Contracts instigated by the Brussels Regional Administration where I was appointed project manager for the Heyvaert District Contract (deprived inner city neighbourhood) 2002.
D1 Assessment: 
1: The applicant demonstrates a strong professional background in the field of integrated urban renewal.
D.2. Ability to produce thematic inputs to feed in the learning process of in projects in which you have been involved: 
Appointment as Expert for the “Support for Cities” mission to the district of Csepel, Budapest 2007 was a unique opportunity to help a municipality come to terms with the concept of the “integrated urban development plan”. It resulted in the report “Blueprint for Revival” which proposed a road map for the comprehensive and progressive renewal of the district. This document was the result of intense working with delivery agencies (health, social services, planning, city development etc.) individually and together in a new collaborative reflection format. In 2007 co-author with Laura Colini of the report “Urban regeneration as a Cross-cutting Theme of the URBACT Programme” for the document “The URBACT Programme 2002-2006:Bilan”. Author of the reports “Growing Sustainable Historic Cities” and “Quality Sustainable Living”. These were part of the URBACT Project Results document published in December 2011 which was designed to bring together the findings and achievements of URBACT projects working within the Thematic Pole, Cities and sustainable, integrated development between 2008 and 2012.
D2 Assessment: 
1: The applicant demonstrates a strong ability to produce thematic inputs to feed in the learning process.
D.3. Ability to produce concise reports that incorporate learning from exchange & learning activities, put forward good practice: 
Author of Case Study, RWDM campus Rotterdam for the report “Urban Development in the EU: 50 projects supported by the ERDF 2007 – 2013” commissioned by DG Regio, 2013. This journalistic account explains the transformation of port brownfield/greyfield buildings and infrastructure to establish an innovative and vibrant education and vocational training facility for young employment seekers. The aim is to match skills to real employer needs in the Rotterdam context, focussing on both high tech/high qualification initiatives and introduction to the labour market. The establishment of a new activity pole also represents a significant impulse for the adjoining (almost isolated) Heyvaert neighbourhood with new fast ferry connection to the city-centre. During my period as Thematic Pole Manager for URBACT II responsible for editing of various blogs intended to inform the URBACT community on interesting developments and reflections on the problematic of urban renewal, such as: “State of the world`s cities – bridging the urban divide” and “Gentrification versus working class neighbourhoods” 2010
D3 Assessment: 
1: The applicant provides two valid examples showcasing his ability to produce concise reports that incorporate learning from exchange and learning activities.
D.4. Understanding of how to maximize the use of project results for benefits in capitalization, policy design, awarenes: 
City of Ghent Case study for the report “Urban Development in the EU: 50 projects supported by the ERDF 2007 – 2013” commissioned by DG Regio, 2013. This journalistic account shows the potential of linking affordable housing renewal to achievement of environmental goals in a very hands on way. The ideas and methods applied in the 19th century ring of workers housing around the city centre has very useful lessons for cities needing to generate awareness but also build small-scale, but significant incremental intervention.
D4 Assessment: 
1: The applicant demonstrates a good understanding of how to maximize the use of project results for benefits in capitalization, policy design and awareness.
Summary Thematic expertise: 
Concrete experience: Strategic urban planning; Integrated urban renewal; Local governance; Environmental issues; Sustainable Urban Mobility and Housing. Expert for the “Support for Cities” mission to Csepel, Budapest 2007, a unique opportunity to help a municipality come to terms with the integrated urban development plan. Report “Blueprint for Revival” which proposed a road map for a comprehensive and progressive renewal of the district, was a result of intense working with delivery agencies (health, social services, planning, city development etc.) in a new collaborative format. URBACT II ENTER.HUB (exploiting Territorial Effects of Railway Hubs) - author of the network`s Thematic Report No2 – “Governance and Participation” after the transnational meeting on this theme in Creil Fr. http://urbact.eu/sites/default/files/tr2_phspaper_v6.pdf. Author of report “Exploring the Oslo Experience” March 2015 . Analysis of the Oslo case, incorporating partner input from the meeting in Norway - URBACT EVUE II (EVs in Urban Europe) Pilot Network http://urbact.eu/file/9904/download?token=KhwA7M6N The report sets out city/state support measures to develop E-mobility and examines intervention and cost-benefit considerations which can help cities develop a strategic approach to promote EVs as part of a no-carbon urban future. These initiatives as part of the URBACT programme are complemented by concrete planning and implementation activity in cities, towns across Belgium & in North France
Assessment: 
The applicant is validated for D "Integrated Urban Renewal", as he meets 4 out of 4 criteria. The summary is not specific to the thematic field and does not highlight the main points from the responses. No significant inconsistencies were identified between the CV and application.
Theme / Policy: 
Environmental Issues
D.1. Deep knowledge on the selected theme and related policy challenges, including up to date practice, research, etc.: 
Including the environmental component in any consideration of planning and urban development is a an aspect strongly influenced by my training as geographer urban planner. Early experience in Fife Region allowed me to work on the determination of SSSIs for the region (sites of special scientific interest). From my position as planner I also became involved in following environmental impact assessment for a number of infrastructure and real estate projects in Brussels (1998-2001) and was manager of the EU INTERNAT project, to develop a strategic environmental impact assessment tool for the EU TEN transport system. The conviction that all planning and development also needed to be not only integrated but sustainable led to the inclusion of air quality and noise pollution as part of the analysis underpinning the drafting of the Brussels central area mobility plan 2001. It was also the thinking behind the concept for a blue/green network in the municipality of Anderlecht 2002. Today this whole aspect has justly become a major mainstream issue where low carbon futures have been a driver for my participation in the URBACT LINKS (sustainable heritage conservation) 2012 and EVUE II (electric vehicles in urban Europe) 2014 projects. Member of the expert panel for the establishment of EU Green City Index (Economist Intelligence Unit) 2009, speaker “Sustainable construction more than materials” 12th EU Forum Eco-innovation 2012.
D1 Assessment: 
1: The applicant has a solid background in the field of environmental issues, both in terms of education and professional experience.
D.2. Ability to produce thematic inputs to feed in the learning process of in projects in which you have been involved: 
Project leader and author of strategic plan for the establishment of a green/blue network for the Brussels Muncipality of Anderlecht. Here the local authority was working together with Londonderry (Northern Ireland) and Chalon-sur-Saone (France) to explore the “rurban” interface and how green space and sustainable waterway management could result in improving environmental quality but also citizens` general quality of life. In this respect there was a strong element of community involvement particularly through outreach working with territorially and socially marginalised neighbourhoods. URBACT II EVUE II (Electric Vehicles in Urban Europe) Pilot delivery Network . A public transport solution case to brief partner cities (primarily Suceava, Katowice and Frankfurt) interested in developing E-public transport options. Author of “A whisper generating E-momentum in the north” July 2014 an analysis of the successful Umea (Sweden) initiative to introduce electric buses in their public transport system, in what would often be considered hostile climatic conditions – part of the drive to achieve the city carbon neutral objective.
D2 Assessment: 
1: The applicant demonstrates a strong ability to produce thematic inputs to feed in the learning process.
D.3. Ability to produce concise reports that incorporate learning from exchange & learning activities, put forward good practice: 
Author of the report “Exploring the Oslo Experience – Cities delivering E-mobility”, March 2015 . Analysis of the Oslo case together with Sture Portvik and incorporating project partner reaction following the transnational meeting in the Norwegian capital - URBACT II EVUE II (Electric Vehicles in Urban Europe) Pilot delivery Network http://urbact.eu/file/9904/download?token=KhwA7M6N This report sets out the measures taken by the city of Oslo in cooperation with the Norwegian national framework to promote e-mobility. Transmitted to project partners and available on the URBACT website the analysis allows readers to examine concrete interventions and cost-benefit considerations which can help other cities to develop a strategic approach to the challenge of supporting introduction of electric vehicles as part of a no-carbon urban future. Author of blog “Indoor air quality” published URBACT website, 2011.
D3 Assessment: 
0: Provided less than two examples that demonstrate the ability to produce concise reports that incorporate learning from exchange and learning activities, put forward good practice and policy messages targeting city practitioners and urban policy-makers (for participants as well as for an external audience).
D.4. Understanding of how to maximize the use of project results for benefits in capitalization, policy design, awarenes: 
City of Ghent Case study for the report “Urban Development in the EU: 50 projects supported by the ERDF 2007 – 2013” commissioned by DG Regio, 2013. This journalistic account shows the potential of linking affordable housing renewal to achievement of environmental goals in a very hands on way. The ideas and methods applied in the 19th century ring of workers housing around the city centre has very useful lessons for cities needing to generate awareness but also build small-scale, but significant incremental intervention in sustainable neighbourhood renewal.
D4 Assessment: 
1: The applicant demonstrates a good understanding of how to maximize the use of project results for benefits in capitalization, policy design and awareness.
Summary Thematic expertise: 
Concrete experience: Strategic urban planning; Integrated urban renewal; Local governance; Environmental issues; Sustainable Urban Mobility and Housing. Expert for the “Support for Cities” mission to Csepel, Budapest 2007, a unique opportunity to help a municipality come to terms with the integrated urban development plan. Report “Blueprint for Revival” which proposed a road map for a comprehensive and progressive renewal of the district, was a result of intense working with delivery agencies (health, social services, planning, city development etc.) in a new collaborative format. URBACT II ENTER.HUB (exploiting Territorial Effects of Railway Hubs) - author of the network`s Thematic Report No2 – “Governance and Participation” after the transnational meeting on this theme in Creil Fr. http://urbact.eu/sites/default/files/tr2_phspaper_v6.pdf. Author of report “Exploring the Oslo Experience” March 2015 . Analysis of the Oslo case, incorporating partner input from the meeting in Norway - URBACT EVUE II (EVs in Urban Europe) Pilot Network http://urbact.eu/file/9904/download?token=KhwA7M6N The report sets out city/state support measures to develop E-mobility and examines intervention and cost-benefit considerations which can help cities develop a strategic approach to promote EVs as part of a no-carbon urban future. These initiatives as part of the URBACT programme are complemented by concrete planning and implementation activity in cities and towns across Belgium & North France.
Assessment: 
The applicant is validated for D "Environmental Issues", as he meets 3 out of 4 criteria. The summary is not specific to the thematic field and does not highlight the main points from the responses. No significant inconsistencies were identified between the CV and application.

Expertise support to local authorities and other stakeholders in designing & delivering integrated and participatory policies

E.1. Knowledge on participatory methods and tools for co-production and implementation of local polices : 
For the City of Brussels Local Development Plan (district of Laeken) 2001 I devised a participation process with the intention of breaking out of the traditional public meetings format and trying to go out into the community. With the help of the Brussels citizens advice office we were able to do a mailing to every address in the district. On the basis of this information meetings were organised in neighbourhoods where participants – residents, shopkeepers, school teachers etc. were offered an empty plan of the area and asked to show problems or develop ideas. They were invited to draw, write, or make a taped comment. We made direct contact with youth clubs and street corner workers. This was followed up by a neighbourhood day where a group of politicians, departmental officers and service agency representatives took a walking tour around the neighbourhood. The route and some priority stopping points were communicated to the local inhabitants so that they could join or intercept the walk at the stopping points. Simultaneously an ideas shop was manned for the whole day in a recognised local building (not town hall), where presentation material was made available and any citizen problems or suggestions were noted as part of the input process to plan formulation.
E.1 Assessment: 
1: The applicant demonstrates excellent skills in designing and delivering participatory methods and tools for co-production and implementation of local policies.
E.2. Knowledge on integrated approach for the design, delivering, monitoring and evaluation of urban strategies/policies: 
Lead Expert for the URBACT II M-Spice project development phase, 2012. This project recognised that there was a need for cities to learn more and develop effective monitoring procedures in order to assess performance and impact from policy determination through to concrete intervention. I produced the baseline study for this network setting out an exchange and learning trajectory which would help cities to develop monitoring tools adapted to their real local objectives and capacities, (improving responses by objectively evaluating performance – successes and failures) including the concept of participative monitoring. As Lead Expert for the URBACT EVUE II Pilot Delivery Network 2014, guided the partners to develop a monitoring framework as tool for cities applying the URBACT method. The intention is to cover the whole spectrum of URBACT activity – testing knowledge transfer and capitalisation methods, assessing levels of integrated approach and providing support to bridge the gap between action planning and delivery. EVUE II Monitoring Framework March 2015 http://urbact.eu/file/9864/download?token=s7nG6uCn
E.2 Assessment: 
1: The applicant has a solid background in designing and applying monitoring tools for integrated and sustainable urban policies.
E.3. Awareness of the main policy and funding schemes for sustainable urban development at EU and national level: 
Regular attendance and periodic active participation at relevant conferences and events i.e. Cities Forum (EU Commission), EU Sustainable Energy Week, Open Days, Housing Europe etc. I am also associate delegate of the EU Parliament URBAN Intergroup and attend regularly. Regular scanning of programme websites and subscription to newsletters – Housing Europe, POLIS ELTIS, EUROCITIES, ENERGY CITIES, BPIE, Housing Europe etc. are also important sources of information for my continuity and in this sense. I am also fortunate to have a location very close to Brussels which allows me to easily attend meetings and maintain contacts with key stakeholders operating at the EU and national/regional representation level. Finally URBACT events, the programme website, newsletter and project mini-sites are highly valuable in terms of providing both overview, networking opportunity and specific theme related updating.
E.3 Assessment: 
1: The applicant demonstrates a good approach to maintaining his awareness.
E.4. Ability to understand specific local situations and adapt tools and content to different local realities: 
The 15 day “Support for Cities” mission to Csepel Budapest 2007, was a good example of an opportunity to gain an intensive, in depth appreciation of a specific local context. It is only through understanding of local ambitions, needs and constraints that (external) support can be translated into making local-led progress in building integrated and sustainable approaches to advance urban management, growth, inclusion, environmental improvement, smart-compact city solutions. Specific however does not mean unique and the understanding of issues facing Csepel, also generates lessons which have a utility for other cities across Europe and not only for those from the “less-developed” regions. Working with local stakeholders in Csepel allowed the possibility to open horizons and consider alternative delivery options based on the notion of, at that time, an integrated urban development plan which did not correspond to their existing sector, departmental approach. Exposure to alternatives, to state of the art solutions or simply good practices is in some situations an essential first step in breaking the mould.
E.4 Assessment: 
1: The applicant demonstrates a strong ability to understand specific local situations and adapt tools and content to different local realities.
Summary Expertise: 
For the City of Brussels Local Development Plan (district of Laeken) 2001 I devised a participation process with the intention of breaking out of the traditional public meetings format and trying to go out into the community. With the help of the Brussels citizens advice office we were able to do a mailing to every address in the district. On the basis of this information meetings were organised in neighbourhoods where participants – residents, shopkeepers, school teachers etc. were offered an empty plan of the area and asked to show problems or develop ideas. They were invited to draw, write, or make a taped comment. We made direct contact with youth clubs and street corner workers. This was followed up by a neighbourhood day where a group of politicians, departmental officers and service agency representatives took a walking tour around the neighbourhood. The route and some priority stopping points were communicated to the local inhabitants so that they could join or intercept the walk at the stopping points. Simultaneously an ideas shop was manned for the whole day in a recognised local building (not town hall), where presentation material was made available and any citizen problems or suggestions were noted as part of the input process to plan formulation.
Assessment: 
The applicant is validated for E, meeting 4 out of 4 criteria. The summary does not cover the main points of the replies and is a copy of the response to E1. No significant inconsistencies were identified between the CV and application.

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Belgium
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