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von Radecki

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von Radecki

Validated Lead Expert

Generic Skills

B.1. Understanding of integrated and sustainable urban development: 
Educational Background in urban sociology (M.A.) and environmental governance (M.Sc.). Since 2011 leader of the Fraunhofer Innovation Network “Morgenstadt: City Insights”. Project leader and lead coordinator of extensive research (involving > 50 researchers from 12 Fraunhofer institutes) in leading cities world-wide:  Best Practice Screening for the eight urban sectors: mobility, energy, governance, ict, security, buildings, governance, production & logistics.  In depth analysis of 100 best practices for sustainable urban development in Copenhagen, New York City, Freiburg, Berlin, Singapore and Tokyo. This analysis was done on-site and included >400 interviews with local experts and stakeholders.  Based on this research: development of an integrated and systemic framework for the analysis of the sustainability performance of cities, involving >100 indicators, 85 action fields and a systems based assessment methodology. (The development and application of this framework for an integrated and sustainable development of cities is the content of my PhD thesis, which is to be submitted in fall 2015.  This framework is currently being applied in 5 Morgenstadt City Labs: Prague - Chemnitz - Lisbon - Berlin – Tbilisi.  For Prague I am leading the city team and coordinating the assessment and the development of an integrated roadmap for smart and sustainable development. For Chemnitz, Lisbon, Berlin and Tbilisi I am initiator and lead coordinator of the city team leader.
B1. Assessment: 
1 - Demonstrated more than 2 years of experience with integrated and sustainable urban development, both in educational background and concrete project work as well as published articles.
B.2. Understanding of exchange and learning processes at transnational level: 
Through the innovation network Morgenstadt: activation of exchange and learning processes with 10 cities, 20 companies and 12 research institutes. Through the EU project Triangulum, development of a smart city replication framework that builds upon exchange and learning processes between Lighthouse cities Manchester, Eindhoven and Stavanger and follower cities Prague, Leipzig and Sabadell.
B2. Assessment: 
1 - Provided proof of significant transnational activities that demonstrate understanding of exchange and learning processes at transnational level.
B.3. Proficiency in English: 
All relevant project work since 2011 has been conducted in english, including the coordination and finalization of several city reports and a successful SCC1 EU proposal. Delivery of several keynotes and moderation of international workshops in English.
B3. Assessment: 
1 - C2 level of English (proficency level)

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

C.3.1. Ability to communicate complex concepts to non-English speakers: 
I am able to communicate on a high level with German speakers (mother tongue) and Spanish speakers (fluent proficiency). E.g. I have been giving press interviews in Spanish and I am negotiating a Morgenstadt contract with the city of Buenos Aires at the moment. I also speak French, but not as well as Spanish or English. When it comes to other languages (Italian, Czech, Japanese, etc.) I have been relying on translators in a professional context in the past.
C3.1 Assessment: 
1 - Provided example that demonstrates ability to communicate complex concepts to non-English speakers, visible also in the Morgenstadt and Triangulum projects described under C1 and C2.
C.3.2. Ability to draw out, support the verbalization and documentation of knowledge and practice from participants: 
For capturing and systemizing the knowledge and expertise from participants it helps that I have been working as a knowledge manager for the German IT company Lexware GmbH from 2007 – 2010. I usually use three sequential steps to access, verbalize and structure the (sometimes hidden) knowledge of participants: a) Group Discussions: I often organize discussions based on hypotheses and document the discussion process of the group This workshop technique is based on systemic consulting methods and has been deployed by myself in various workshops (among others with stakeholders from the cities of Freiburg, Berlin, Copenhagen, Tokyo, Prague, Singapore). Two other workshop formats that I like and frequently apply are the World Café Method and the Open Space Sessions. b) Questions and Interviews: Well formulated questions in group workshops allow for uncovering hidden knowledge in the group. Used in interviews, they often make interview-partners reflect about issues they seldom think of. In both cases I capture the knowledge through documentation. c) Clustering of information: Starting with mind maps and moving from there to tables, ratings, and system diagrams allows to not only capture, but also to work with the information from the participants. I have been applying these techniques in numerous workshops (>20) with stakeholders from from cities, companies and research.
C3.2 Assessment: 
1 - Provided two examples that demonstrate the ability to draw out, support the verbalization and documentation of knowledge and practice from participants to enable comparison, exchange, peer review, etc. Also visible from his engagemement in Triangulum and Morgenstadt projects as well as several publications.
C.3.3. Ability to capture learning for participants to take away: 
Setting the frame of workshops – but also for entire projects – helps me to capture learning for participants. The frame usually consists of an initial assessment (or in case of a workshop an initial statement by all participants) that helps to make transparent the current state of knowledge, the expectations, goals and necessities for improvement. Two or three intermediate reflections on new knowledge and learning help capture this in a transparent way for all participants. This can be done quite simple by raising questions like: a) What surprised you? b) What was new for you? c) Where did you encounter supportive factors for your work? d) What Ideas for action do you have after this workshop / project / discussion? By capturing the answers in a written form and distributing them to all participants, the learnings become evident. More important, however, is the actual process of reflection. Therefore I often ask participants to write a short memo about what was most compelling and interesting to them and why.
C3.3 Assessment: 
0 - Provided less than two examples that demonstrate the ability to capture learning for participants to take away. Provided only theoretical methodology.
C.3.4. Ability to produce concise reports that incorporate good practices and policy messages: 
Throughout the Morgenstadt Innovation Network I have been author of numerous reports: - Morgenstadt best Practice Catalogue - Morgenstadt Report Freiburg - Morgenstadt Report New York City - Morgenstadt Report Tokyo - Final Report “Innovation network Morgenstadt” These reports have not been published yet, since they are property of all members of the Morgenstadt Innovation Network. However, I am able to grant electronic access to these reports upon request. Other reports written by me have been published already: Strategien von Städten zur Elektromobilität: http://wiki.iao.fraunhofer.de/images/studien/strategien-von-staedten-zur-eletromobilitaet.pdf Roadmap Elektromobile Stadt http://www.iao.fraunhofer.de/lang-de/images/downloadbereich/300/roadmap-elektromobile-stadt.pdf Executive Summary „Morgenstadt: City Insights“ http://www.morgenstadt.de/content/dam/morgenstadt/en/documents
C3.4 Assessment: 
1 - Provided two examples that demonstrate the ability to produce concise reports that incorporate good practices and policy messages. More publications visible in the CV.
Assessment: 
In sum I would like to stress that I am an experienced facilitator of international project groups with special focus on city leaders, who puts strong focus on mutual learning processes and interaction. Unfortunately the expert is not validated in C as is not validated for C1. He scored 2 out of 3 - not validated for C1.3. as he did not provide examples of three significant meetings that demonstrate the ability to facilitate transnational meetings to create lively exchange and focused discussion. He is validated for C2 (4 out of 4) and C3 (3 otu of 4, not validated for C3.3. as he did not provide two examples that demonstrate the ability to capture learning for participants to take away.

Thematic expertise:

Theme / Policy: 
Local Governance
D.1. Deep knowledge on the selected theme and related policy challenges, including up to date practice, research, etc.: 
My goal is to establish a new definition of “urban governance” that is able to capture the oficial and unoficial roles of citizens, private companies, the city administration and politicians for a more efficient and effective governance of city development processes. Some outcomes of my Morgenstadt Governance research are: Top 4 Success factors for sustainable urban governance 1. Cross-Sectoral forms of organization 2. Leadership 3. Long-term planning 4. Pubilicly available data / collection of data Top 3 ‘soft factors’ supporting governance for sustainability 1. Skills and Motivation of municipal staff to engage in sustainability projects 2. Ecological awareness and citizen receptiveness towards sustainability policy 3. Informal and semi-informal networks / Dialogue Culture A second outcome is a 7-step action plan for cities to manage sustainability on city level: 1. Create a cross-sectoral management unit for sustainability within the city administration and relate it directly to the mayor / highest political body of the city. 2. Create Sustainability Advisory Boards with local experts 3. Define Sustainability Goals together with civil society 4. Root Sustainable development within local economic structures 5. Root sustainability within the cities’ budgetary system 6. Integrate civil society in urban management processes 7. Use Management Tools for steering urban sustainability
D1 Assessment: 
1 - Demonstrated two years of experience in having deep knowledge on the selected theme and related policy challenges, including up to date practice, research, etc. In the application the expert provided a theoretical examples but his experience is visible from C and CV (educational background and Triangulum and Morgenstadt projects)
D.2. Ability to produce thematic inputs to feed in the learning process of in projects in which you have been involved: 
Some examples for the development of thematic input are: a) Development of a research design for assessing the sustainability governance of cities b) Lead researcher and author on "Urban Governance" in Morgenstadt Analysis of Governance Best Practices in Freiburg, Tokyo and Copenhagen. c) Synopsys of Urban Governance research in Morgenstadt Project development d) "Atlas of Urban Governance" (under development).
D2 Assessment: 
1 - Provided examples that demonstrate the ability to produce thematic inputs to feed in the learning process of in projects in which he has been involved. More publications are visible from the CV.
D.3. Ability to produce concise reports that incorporate learning from exchange & learning activities, put forward good practice: 
Lead researcher and author on "Urban Governance" in Morgenstadt Analysis of Governance Best Practices in Freiburg, Tokyo and Copenhagen Synopsys of Urban Governance research in Morgenstadt Project development "Atlas of Urban Governance" (under development)
D3 Assessment: 
1 - Provided 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). Also visible in C3.4.
D.4. Understanding of how to maximize the use of project results for benefits in capitalization, policy design, awarenes: 
Transfer of Urban Governance Models into integrated Management Tools with Ludwigsburg, Bergamo, Thessaloniki and Focsano (EU project KSIS - currently under evaluation). At the same time: consultancy of Prague in terms of the Morgenstadt Prague City Lab on how to improve the governance structure for a better coordination of strategic planning and long-term sustainability of the city.
D4 Assessment: 
1 - Provided one example that demonstrates an understanding of how to maximize the use of project results for strategic benefits in capitalization, policy design, awareness raising, etc
Summary Thematic expertise: 
Urban Governance is certainly my strongest thematic expertise in the field of sustainable urban development. This is based on extensive research on urban governance and on a professional education in "Environmental Governance"
Assessment: 
Validated for Local governance with maximum score, demonstrated knowledge and understanding of this theme, which is also visible from CV and application part C.
Theme / Policy: 
Sustainable Urban Mobility
D.1. Deep knowledge on the selected theme and related policy challenges, including up to date practice, research, etc.: 
My initial approach to the sustainable development of cities was through the field of sustainable mobility. My master thesis focused on E-Mobility and on governing the transition to a new socio-technical regime of transportation in cities. Between 2011 and 2015 I engaged in several projects that directly related to sustainable urban mobility. Please see D.2 for a collection of articles and projects. Part of the research is a long-term test on electric car-sharing as part of a micro smart grid at the Fraunhofer Campus. Since 2011 I am engaging as one of several test-persons in this project: http://www.ecoguru.de/ Besides these activities I have been guiding the Mobility sector research within the Morgenstadt Initiative. My role was to lead the mobility experts through the following steps and to control the results on scientific excellence and coherency: a) Identification and assessment of >30 global “good practices” for sustainable urban mobility b) Development of a set of mobility related indicators for assessing the sustainability if the mobility sector in cities c) Organizing the in-depth on-site assessment of 15 mobility-related best practices in Copenhagen, Freiburg, New York, Tokyo, Berlin and Singapore. d) Evaluation of data and results from the assessment e) Transfer of Mobility related information (indicators and action fields) into the Morgenstadt Assessment Framework
D1 Assessment: 
1 - Demonstrated more than two years of experience in having deep knowledge on the selected theme and related policy challenges, including up to date practice, research, etc.
D.2. Ability to produce thematic inputs to feed in the learning process of in projects in which you have been involved: 
Besides emphasis on bike strategies and alternative drivetrains, I especially engaged in the elaboration of Solutions for interconnected mobility in cities, working mainly on the following concepts:  Intermodal hubs to promote alternative transport options  Car-free living in urban districts  Mobility Cards & Apps for seamless transport  Competitiveness of public transportation  Test-Beds for innovative driving concepts
D2 Assessment: 
1 - Provided more than two valid examples that demonstrate the ability to produce thematic inputs to feed in the learning process of in projects in which he has been involved. In CV there are more publications and keynotes on this topic listed.
D.3. Ability to produce concise reports that incorporate learning from exchange & learning activities, put forward good practice: 
Lead researcher / lead author: Development of a funding scheme for a model region on sustainable mobility in Stuttgart in 2011 http://nachhaltige-mobilitaet.region-stuttgart.de/ Study Report on strategies of cities to introduce e-mobility concepts: http://wiki.iao.fraunhofer.de/images/studien/strategien-von-staedten-zur-eletromobilitaet.pdf Paper: “Transition Management Towards Urban Electro Mobility in the Stuttgart Region” http://www.springerprofessional.de/013---transition-management-towards-urban-electro-mobility-in-the-stuttgart-region/4713890.html Co-researcher / co-author: Development of a modular tool: Sustainable mobility for cities http://www.iao.fraunhofer.de/images/downloadbereich/300/produktblatt-ecomune.pdf Roadmap Elektromobile Stadt http://www.iao.fraunhofer.de/lang-de/images/downloadbereich/300/roadmap-elektromobile-stadt.pdf Ambient Mobility Lab (co-operation project between Fraunhofer IAO and MIT) http://www.ambientmobility.org/
D3 Assessment: 
1 - Provided more 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)
D4 Assessment: 
0 - application for D.4 not filled in
Assessment: 
Validated for this theme with score 3 out of 4, not validated only for D4 as the application is not filled in. Also summary thematic expertise is not described.

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

Assessment: 
Not validated for E as this part of application form is not filled in.

Informations

Residence location:
Germany
Languages:
German - Mother tongue
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Email:
vonradecki@gmail.com

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