The new version of Sustainable Cities Assessment Methodology reflects many years of experience with its practical application and current international trends of sustainability assessment. The methodology was developed in 2010-2011 with the support of the Ministry of the Environment and was launched as a pilot project in Healthy Cities of Chrudim, Koprivnice, Litomerice and Vsetin. The methodology was completely updated last year and is now available in version 2017. In addition to the authoring team of Healthy Cities of the Czech Republic and Charles University Environment Centre, the methodology update was also carried out by a group of 40 experts from various fields to cover all the assessed themes. The Methodology is actually used mainly by cities that implement Local Agenda 21 in Czech Republic.
To enable the practical application of the Methodology, Healthy Cities developed a comprehensive online system of Sustainable Development Audits which is now being actively used by many municipalities and regions. The system enables not only to keep records of sustainable development assessments or to hold expert discussions, but also benchmarking and connection to good practice in various themes on the portal of the Gallery of Sustainable Development..
More information (in Czech) about the Methodology can be found HERE.