Phase I contains activities to prepare for and initiate the process of localising global agendas according to your specific context. The aim is not only to reflect on your current needs and goals as an urban advisor – but also on those of your partners and especially the city in question. It is also about identifying entry points for implementation, choosing the City WORKS steps and tools that will guide you through the process and defining the best mode of application.
The steps in phase II help you to raise awareness and deepen knowledge of global agendas among your target group as well as to analyse where your city currently stands in regard to their implementation. It also helps to analyse and identify specific needs and to prioritise clear options for action (e.g. urban development projects).
Phase III is about planning for action, defining subsequent steps, as well as identifying and mobilising relevant actors and resources for implementation. It is also about keeping track of progress. This means setting up effective monitoring and review mechanisms to measure the impact of the prioritised action, as well as to help connect local reporting to national or even international reporting.
Additional aid is given through ‘supporting activities’ which accompany the different phases and steps. These include identifying and engaging relevant stakeholders; advocating and communicating about the localisation process; developing capacities as well as facilitating peer-learning and networking; and, last but not least, managing information and knowledge and fostering innovation.