All REGINA publications and tools in one place
Within the development of Local Smart Specialisation Strategies (LS3) REGINA will produce four main products. As the products are developed, this page will be updated with additional reference material and documentation.
Strategic Decision Support Framework: this will first consist of a 6-step LS3 model, which will provide a roadmap for the development of LS3s within the REGINA project. It has seven components, providing step-by-step guidance to the local authorities. Near the completion of the REGINA project a Handbook for Practitioners will be developed based on the experiences of each Local Partner developing their LS3. Combined with the 6-step LS3 model this will guide other municipalities seeking to implement an LS3 in the future.
Demographic Foresight Model: This is a spreadsheet model designed to enable non-specialists, such as planners and development staff in small municipalities, to make projections of population change over the next thirty years, and to explore the likely effects of “employment shocks” such as large scale investments in natural resource-based economic activities. The spreadsheet is accompanied by a user manual, which provides step by step guidance; where to find the necessary data, how to check and calibrate the projections, how to set up an employment shock scenario, and so on. This document also incorporates the key results from four municipalities which participated in the REGINA project.
Social Impact Management Planning Toolbox: provides a suite of tools and guidance to lead local planners through the steps required to build strategies for balancing social concerns with industrial development of natural resource industries. The tools focus on involving diverse local stakeholders to identify and monitor social impacts of natural resource-based activities, both at the project level and also in connection with local and regional land use planning.
Local Benefit Analysis Toolbox: to support the retention of local benefits through localised supply chains and new forms of smart specialisation that respond to local spill-over opportunities presented by new industrial activities. It will consist of a suite of advice, analytical tools, and good practice examples that guide local decision makers through a step-by-step analysis of the local/regional supply chain impacts and spread effect opportunities. This includes a specific theoretical framework, data collection procedures, analysis tools, and guidelines for intervention.