Opinion of tools
Name of the case study
Name of tool
Opinion of tool - argumentation for choosing the tool
The experts working in the Council office took the initiative of choosing the tool, and although common knowledge existed of other tools, there were no tools available exactly fitting in the local circumstances; adaptation was needed in any case, and therefore Multi-criteria analysis was the tool used.
Opinion of tool - barriers for the tool implementation
Opinion of tool - assessment by tool users
There were no spin offs or unintended consequences. The procedure was familiar from the former planning circles and only developed further.
Assessing the impacts of all the measures studied and comparing the impacts to the development objectives through the whole process, from the first beginning, is very useful. Difficult part is to figure the chains of the impacts: there are more and more aspects all the time which should be included, and the impact of them to each others should be understood.
There is potential for further use of the tool. The next procedure of same kind is soon beginning: the strategy will be updated soon using the same, but further developed method. Finally, rather similar procedures will be more and more common in Finland at least, using almost the same transport policy objectives: this gives comparability and synergy.
Opinion of tool - reviewer\'s assessment
What tools were used to assess sustainability?