Learning by doing and sharing this knowledge with other practitioners is the idea of the LOS_ DAMA! toolbox. We developed a toolbox which
is a collection of informal tools that have been used in the local pilot projects. As the toolbox only contains informal tools, it can be used independently from planning systems. The tools are, therefore, transferable to other contexts, and can be implemented by other city or region administrations.
The described tools range from tools for problem identification, goal-setting and idea generation to tools to facilitate the implementation and management of green space projects to tools on awareness raising and involving stakeholders. The toolbox has five categories, which help to quickly find the right tool for different questions.
Hello this is us tools
Hello this is us tools mainly intent to raise awareness about the pilot project, its aims and activities, and to promote involvement and engagement of stakeholders. Often these tools aim at a larger audience or several stakeholder groups, and the level of participation is “informing” or “consulting”.
This group contains non-participative and participative tools. Within the non-participative tools, stakeholders are not actively involved, but are rather at the receiving end. Stakeholders are actively involved in the participative tools. They can provide input for analyses and plans, though the main aim is awareness raising and capacity building. The participative tools focus on citizens and the general public.
What do we have here tools
What do we have here tools are applied to identify issues, to analyse and to evaluate and monitor. When you want to know more about the project area, its usage or people’s perception of the area, these are your tools of choice. Also this group contains non-participative and participative tools. In nonparticipative tools, stakeholder are not involved. Yet, they may be the subject of analysis, evaluation or monitoring. With participative tools,
stakeholders are actively involved through giving information or even with collecting data.
Let´s come together tools
Let’s come together tools support collaboration. This can be collaboration with one specific stakeholder group. Yet, it can also be collaboration with multiple stakeholder groups, or promoting collaboration between different stakeholder groups.
This is how we do it tools
This is how we do it tools describe how ideas and aims are planned and implemented. These are often the more traditional planning instruments like plans, visions, and guidelines. Even though these tools are more traditional, practical experiences are not frequently exchanged.
We have support tools
We have support tools are referring to organisations or groups, which can support the planning and implementation processes.