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The Fano Guidelines

Based on the findings of the DISCUS project, the Fano Guidelines outline the factors and conditions which had been identified as crucial for building up the capacity within local government needed for the successful implementation of local sustainability policies. They have been presented to European local governments during the 'Governing Sustainable Cities' Conference hosted by the City of Fano/Italy, on 4-5 November 2004.

Brief introduction to the DISCUS Project (Developing Institutional and Social Capacities for Urban Sustainability):
What preconditions need to be fulfilled before a local sustainability process can produce tangible results?
In order to examine and understand the forms of institutional and social capacities that are required for sustainable development policy achievements, the DISCUS fieldworkers undertook research in 40 cities and towns all over Europe.