Monitoring is a fundamental pillar in the design and implementation of Sustainable Urban Development strategies. Effective monitoring quantifies the development set in motion through the strategy, and strengthens the transparency and legitimacy of the policy process. This webinar will look at some of the challenges and possible solutions that policy-makers face when setting up coherent and effective monitoring frameworks. In particular, it will highlight ways to measure the added value an integrated approach, and how to align the monitoring of local objectives with supranational agendas in order to see how urban strategies contribute to meeting the Sustainable Development Goals.
The UDN webinars provides insights from policy makers and expert guest speakers on how to tackle the main challenges policy-makers face when designing and implementing sustainable urban development strategies as supported by Cohesion Policy.
The webinars are based on the findings of the Handbook of Sustainable Urban Development Strategies published by the Joint Research Centre in collaboration with DG REGIO.
Following the structure of the Handbook, the UDN webinars will be composed of six sessions, each one focusing on one of the building blocks of the EU integrated approach to urban development, namely: strategic dimension, territorial focus, governance, cross-sectoral integration, funding and finance and monitoring.