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Monitoring sustainable urban development plans using RFSC and Open Data

17th February 2014, Brussels, Belgium

The RFSC workshop: ‘Monitoring sustainable urban development plans using RFSC and Open Data’ will take place on 17th February 2014 at Norway House in Brussels, Belgium. The workshop will be run by the RFSC Secretariat and the three RFSC ambassador cities Umea (SE), La Rochelle (FR) and Hradec Kralove (CZ). On the day, URBACT Thematic Pole Manager Sally Kneeshaw will moderate the workshop, which hopes to discuss examples of cities already using the RFSC toolkit and open data to monitor sustainable urban development plans.

RFSC – The Reference Framework for European Sustainable Cities – is an online toolkit designed to help cities promote and enhance their work on integrated sustainable urban development. It is a joint initiative of the Member States (led by France), the European Commission and European organisations of local governments.

Courtesy of rfsc-community.eu

Courtesy of rfsc-community.eu

During the conference participants will have an opportunity to:

  • learn how the RFSC is applied at local level, particularly to monitor sustainable urban development plans
  • strengthen their knowledge of integrated sustainable urban development
  • find out why RFSC and open data are a significant asset for cities
  • discuss how cities gather and share open data to monitor sustainable urban development

The workshop is free of charge to all European local authorities and will provide practical support in integrating sustainability principles into local policies and actions, as well as providing a platform for cities to learn from each other. The conference is an associated event of the Urban Forum CiTIEs – Cities of Tomorrow: Investing in Europe, organised by the European Commission.

The agenda for the conference can be seen here.

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