Municipal Matrix

The energy transition challenge is so huge that it requires every sector of society – civil society, corporations and authorities to be involved, separately and together.

And because every place is different, with its own demographics, geography, climate and installed base of infrastructure  – not to say culture – we believe there is a good case to convene a municipality- wide  cross sector collaboration.The scale of change presents opportunities too, to create the culture we want.

One of the instruments we are developing to assist this development is called the sustainable municipality matrix.

The matrix is a set of 25 dimensions, values on the horizontal axis and capital on the vertical. Addressing these dimensions will give stakeholders a view of the capability of a municipal area or similar to embrace change to sustainability. The horizontal axis represents human values and the vertical axis represents key capital categories including human, biological and social capital.

EARTH CARE PEOPLE CARE FAIR SHARE
 CAPITAL Earth care Dignity Cooperation Social justice Co-determination and transparency
Natural  –  –  –  –
Social  –  –  –  –  –
Human  –  –  –  –  –
Built  –  –  –  –  –

This represents the long-term capability of society. The short-term capability can be addressed on a similar matrix per essential service.

 RESILIENCE Biological capital Mineral capital Human capital Social Capital Built Capital
a) Transport
 –  –  –  –  –
 b) Food provision – field to plate
c) Housing
 d) Water
e) Energy
 f) Communications
 g) Blue Light Services
 h) Economic and payment system
 i) Health

Learn more about the resilience matrix

HOW TO COMPILE THE REPORTS

To complete the matrix reports, a guide offers sub criteria for each of the 25 aspects as well as a list of questions to consider for each.
The responding team prepares three statements for each aspect, along with supporting measurements, statistics and descriptions.
Once completed, the report can be put through peer review or stakeholder consultation or consultant review, depending on the needs of the situation.

WHY THE MATRIX APPROACH?

Comprehensive

The matrix contains standards for human relationships as well as constitutional values and aligns them with standards for maintaining natural, human, social and built capital in a prosperity context. It rewards stakeholders for behaving and organizing themselves in a humane, cooperative, ecological and democratic way.

Cooperative

The process of producing the matrix report offers opportunity for cooperating, sharing insights and exploring new dimensions of opportunity in the area.

 Effective

Starting from the 25 dimensions, the matrix approach ensures all aspects that need to be covered are included, offering the chance to drill down to details where appropriate.

For more information about the matrix approach:

Contact us via the Contact Page

Read the Datasheet (pdf) MATRIX_DATASHEETR1

The dependency Matrix (.pdf) COMMON GOOD BASIC SERVICE DEPENDENCY MATRIX

The Capital and values matrix (pdf) CapitalR1

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