The deliverable 2.2, Setting the stage for ecological and socioeconomic status & disparities profiles in the CiPeLs, was submitted by Eurac Research with contributions from Planetek Italia-PKI, City of Bolzano, TUM, TUC, ABUD in June 2023. The description of the deliverable is available below and the full deliverable is at the end for download:
"This deliverable aims to elaborate and describe the methodology used to define ecological and socioeconomic status and disparities profiles, useful to support the planning, implementation and wide use of Nature-based Solutions (NbS) in cities. The deliverable addresses the municipal technicians and officials, city experts and professionals in the field of strategic and urban planning in the CiPeLs, and the same actors in other cities that would like to reproduce the analysis as well. This document has quite a technical language and perspective, while the results and the profiles will be presented to a wider public and other stakeholder in future through more user-friendly documents (e.g., info cards).
This deliverable is structured in several parts. First, the introduction links the definition of the ecological and socioeconomic status and disparities profiles with the conceptual work done in T2.1 and presented in D2.1. Second, the concept of ecological and socioeconomic status and disparities profiles is elaborated and defined, providing the reader with a guidance on why and how the profiles can be useful for the strategic planning of NbS in cities. Data are relevant for the creation of the profiles and the third and fourth chapters focus on how data are collected and elaborated with the aim to create the ecological and socioeconomic profiles, building on the justice components. The fifth chapter provides a description of the methodology to build the profiles, based on a cluster analysis and the calculation of distances to analyze the disparities among clusters (or profiles). The sixth chapter proposes a first step to include the stakeholders’ narratives into the building of the profiles, considering that ecological and socioeconomic disparities can sometimes turn into inequalities and that NbS can contribute to solve certain social issues (e.g., vulnerabilities, marginalities). The seventh chapter contains an example of results of the methodology included in this deliverable for the Bolzano case study. At the end, a concluding chapter draws a first link to future project activities, especially with the aim of further including city stakeholders’ preferences and narratives in the results of this activity."