Practical use of the RFSC

The RFSC is an on-line toolkit to assist actors of urban management and development to improve dialogue and action on sustainability. It offers a multi-purpose decision-making and communication tool for promoting sustainable urban development. It is not place-specific and can be adapted to suit local priorities and different circumstances. The tool shows and explains step-by-step what actions are possible or necessary to organise the process in a city or municipality, that is to say to help the city develop in an integrated manner. The users are guided through a series of questions to explore their city’s approach to sustainability and provide them with instruments for improving this. Tools and supporting guidance are given to monitor implementation and to evaluate the results. The RFSC incorporated three evaluation tools:

  •  Develop a strategy or project
  •  Check the integrated approach
  •  Monitor your progress (develop a monitor system)

The RFSC tool is now available in Czech, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian and Swedish. Visitors from Austria, Cyprus and Ireland can use a version adapted to their national context. A number of translations are still ongoing and will be announced shortly.