Are you looking for the best way to engage citizens and stakeholders in your city's transition? Do you need tools and methodology to guide the way? Then look no further! The TOMORROW project has everything that you need!
After 3 years of hard work, accompanying the 6 #CitiesofTOMORROW on their journey to co-creating a 2050 roadmap with their citizens and stakeholders, the essential tools developed by the project are now available!
The core of the Methodology behind the project and the engagement processes put into place in the 6 TOMORROW cities, is the Methodological Guidelines: Designing Participatory Transformative Processes for Just and Climate-neutral Cities.
This Guidebook supports policy workers in cities who want to design a transformative and participatory process for realising just and climate-neutral cities. Based on the three-year TOMORROW project, this guide has been developed to address issues encountered in the practice of urban transitions: from redesigning municipal institutions to creating legitimacy for radicality and shaping co-creation.
It will help you work towards developing a roadmap for decarbonisation in 2030 or 2050, but also to develop sustainability policies, trade agreements, or memoranda, and can be used by teams in public or private organisations, across organisations and/ or with support from a third party. Importantly, the process of transition management that this guide covers is more important than any anticipated outputs.
Accompanying this guidebook, two Workbooks, Workbook Volume I and Workbook Volume II, have been developed with tools and exercises for you to carry out in your co-creative efforts.
If you wish to access the tools individually, you can also download them all from our Transition Toolbox - Guidelines.
There you will find the following tools:
- The System Demarcator Tool: This tool will help you define the boundaries of the system in terms of geography, sectors and institutions, in order to find focus and make the process feasible.
- The Uncovering the Systems Tool: This tool will help you identify structures, cultures, and practices in your system.
- The Multilevel Perspective Tool: This tool will help you characterise the system and map its dynamics by identifying the dominant structures (regime), the innovative developments (niches) and the broader societal trends (landscape).
- The X-Curve Model Tool: This tool will help you map the innovation and exnovation dynamics of a system.
- The Four Levels of Governance Tool: This tool will help you identify different types of governance activities in a system.
- The Multi-Actor Perspective Tool: This tool will help you map actors in different sectors and their institutional logics, and reflect on interactions and interconnections between institutional logics.
- The Transition Dynamics Mapping Tool: This tool will help you visualise and reflect on the different dynamics of the X-curve. It consists of two stages: 1) Mapping transition dynamics and 2) Identifying system-level interventions.
- The Radical Core Canvas: This tool will help you define your radical core by answering the question ‘What do we want to transform with our process?’ based on your actor and system analyses.
- The Transition Legitimacy Tool: This tool will help you address possible tensions between your radical core and the democratic structures that you work in.
- The Co-Creation Canvas: This tool will help you translate your radical core into activities, outcomes and outputs.
- The Transition Canvas: This tool will guide you through the process of the Methodological Guidelines, along with the other tools from Workbook I and Workbook II.
With the help of these tools, you can get started right away! Wait no longer: start designing engagement processes for your transition today for a more just and carbon-free tomorrow!