City Blueprint provides a robust framework for city leaders to be able to develop a clear strategy for their city, with the following components. The City Blueprint provides a robust framework for city leaders to be able to develop a clear strategy for their city, with the following components
- Identify the key outcomes that they wish to deliver for city-dwellers across 4 themes: Economy, Equity, Environment and Trust and Participation;
- Connect these outcomes with 3 key perspectives: Development (including projects, spatial planning and finances); Policies and Processes; and Leadership and Capacities; and
- Create a Blueprint that identifies key initiatives across all these themes, and produce a practical, actionable 5-year roadmap for the city.
The City Blueprint is based on the Balanced Scorecard methodology. While different cities will need to evolve their own City Blueprints through multi-stakeholder engagements, given below is a standard City Blueprint. The City Blueprint is accompanied by a detailed roadmap for implementation over a 3-5 year period.
What distinguishes the City Blueprint are the following 3 aspects
Brings together projects and policy reforms, process changes and people issues
Looks at all aspects of a city’s transformation, along 4 key dimensions – economy, equity, environment and trust
Looks at a 5 year timeframe, but with interim milestones that can then be monitored