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Opinion of tools

Name der Fallstudie
Open Space Planning

Name of tool
Policy on "Open Space Planning"

Opinion of tool - argumentation for choosing the tool
The need and awareness to protect and maintain the open spaces in the urban landscape has been the main driving force to realize this policy. In addition, legislation and public interest seconded to this. The initiative was started from the spatial planning department, local political levels and the citizens. Protection of the urban green areas was the main criteria for choosing the tool. However there was information of comparable policies from other cities.

Opinion of tool - barriers for the tool implementation
The realisation of measures is dependent on the financial means, which detained activities and implementation measures.

Opinion of tool - assessment by tool users
There are improvements, which resulted in some protective measures for urban green areas:
? renaturation of the river banks and its green belt
? maintaining and mounting of public open green

However, economic pressure and lack of financial contributions are a set back for the policy?s implementation.

The policy has high potential, especially what regards the defined tasks and measures. Nevertheless, the major lesson displays that political commitment is the real driving force behind.

The potential?s there, the readiness to implement it is missing.

The incorporation of different stakeholders and the overall positive notion while preparing the policy is a very positive feature herein. Again, potential restrictions need to be regarded.

Opinion of tool - reviewer\'s assessment
Raising awareness is one of the most important aspects, awareness for both the high potential of the policy tool and for politicians and decision makers who actually benefit from it. Another fact is that money allocations are a limiting factor for the realisation of proposed measure, even more so, when they collide with other sectoral programmes or policies. From here, we can conclude, that there is also potential to optimise to collaboration between sectors. Since open space almost always interferes with economic development, preventive measures and new forms of dialogue are needed, where one argumentation could be based around the fact that ?economy needs a healthy environment?, though it is to provide and prepare evidence that urban and economic development relies on a sound environment.

Welche Tools wurden verwendet, um Nachhaltigkeit zu beurteilen?

Policy on "Open Space Planning"

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