Cesena holds the Second INSMART Workshop

The second stakeholder workshop has been held in Cesena on July 5th, 2016. This workshop was developed to involve city stakeholders in the design and analysis of the planning method and outputs.  The workshop was attended by representatives of local organisations, technicians of the municipality and representatives of the city council.  This group of stakeholders have been informed and updated about the development of the analysis and of the most recent outcomes of the INSMART project. The day was led by the technical partner of the city (E4SMA) and proceeded as follows:

  • Introduction to the participatory and multi-model methodology in order to remind all the participants about the “integrated” nature of the planning problem.
  • Presentation of the key findings/results of the first Work Packages of the project (as stand-alone outputs). In particular, key results from the building and transport simulations, and for the solar potential have been shown.
  • Description of the shortlisted storylines (combination of actions) aiming at representing alternative planning hypotheses for the city.
  • Presentation of preliminary findings of the projections (consumption, savings, etc. at city level)
  • Presentation of the multi-criteria components with a specific focus on the results of the online survey (to elaborate the weights) and on the qualitative criteria.
  • Discussion, Q&A

Some important decisions have been taken during the meeting. The first one is about the idea to create a second working group for the collection of the weights (MCDA), with the aim of validating/checking/comparing the first dataset collected. It also aims to show whether the relative preferences of the stakeholders significantly change when their understanding of the methodology increase. The second one is about the definition of the alternative planning hypotheses: stakeholders will take some days to further analyse the current design and to comment on that. The third one is about the data delivery and sharing. Results of sectoral-specific tasks (inputs to the panning tool) have been shared with the experts in order to allow their full engagement in the analysis of the integrated response of the planning platform.