REPAiR: REsource Management in Peri-urban AReas: Going Beyond Urban Metabolism: D6.1 Governance and Decision-Making Processes in Pilot Cases

Alessandro Arlati, Gilda Berruti, Marcin Dabrowski, Thomas Fraser, Erwin Heukens, Jörg Knieling, C Mezei, Andreas Obersteg, Orsolya Oppe, Maria Federica Palestino, Viktor Varju

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    Abstract

    REPAiR will develop, test, and implement strategies for improved urban
    metabolisms in six peri-urban living labs (›PULLs‹) in the case study areas of
    Amsterdam, Ghent, Hamburg, Łódź, Naples, and Pécs. In the frame of REPAiR a
    geodesign decision support environment (GDSE) will be developed and first
    tested in the PULLs.
    In REPAiR’s Work Package 6 “Developing and implementing decision models”
    decision making processes will be analysed and decision models for all six case
    studies will be developed in order to be implemented in cooperation with
    stakeholders in the six case study areas feeding into the GDSE.
    The deliverable D6.1 Governance and Decision-Making Processes in Pilot Cases is
    focused on the definition and clarification of governance and decision-making
    structures in the two pilot cases of the REPAiR project: Amsterdam, the
    Netherlands and Naples, Italy. The deliverable is divided into 5 chapters.
    After a brief introduction to the work done for the drafting of this document
    (Chapter 1), the second Chapter aims to explain the theoretical background on
    governance and stakeholder analysis and gives an overview on the development
    of EU policies in the field of waste management.
    The third chapter and the fourth chapters report a description of the pilot
    caseworks Amsterdam and Naples they include an overview on the governance
    setting, a detailed timelines of the development of the waste governance and the
    decision-making framework. This is followed by descriptions of the stakeholder
    identification and interviews conducted in the pilot cases.
    The Amsterdam focus area is located in the Western part of Amsterdam
    Metropolitan Area. The central idea of the case study is to develop a more circular
    economy. This idea is already quite present among many stakeholders and is
    formulated as an objective by public stakeholders. Moreover, the public side
    encourages the involvement of economic stakeholders into the development of a
    circular economy. The private stakeholders express great interest in becoming
    (more) involved into the process. However, the interviews also show that the
    development of a circular economy and changes in waste management in the
    Netherlands can only be reached on a long perspective and that many frame
    conditions in the waste management sector are long term bound.
    The Naples focus area is covering parts of the City of Naples and 10 municipalities
    in the north-east of Naples. After the conclusion of the waste crisis in Naples
    public authorities are aiming to improve the waste management on a long term
    perspective. The interviews show that there are two main challenges linked to this
    process: firstly, the current change of the administrative system in both Italy and
    the Campania region; secondly, the necessity to involve local citizens in the
    decision-making process to regain the trust of the population.
    Chapter 5 illustrates the conclusion of this first step of the project and gives an
    outlook on further steps.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherDelft University of Technology
    Number of pages62
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2017

    Bibliographical note

    Version 1.6
    This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No 688920.

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