Opinion of tools
Name of the tool
Set of Local Sustainability Indicators (LSI)
Positive comments about the tool
The set of indicators is a dynamic system and has to be continually updated and revised to answer the changes in the municipality. The LSI are generally useful as a first step towards the evaluation of urban sustainability and to provide a holistic view on the development processes in the municipality.
The feedback resulting from LSI implementation makes local authorities more confident in their efforts to implement sustainability considerations and shows them where to focus and reinforce the actions in progress.
Negative comments about the tool
It was difficult to introduce a more holistic approach of tracing the complexity of links between different outcomes as it required time and resource consuming procedures of data collecting (not affordable under the current economic conditions in Bulgarian Municipalities).