The project analyzed current strategies for waste prevention and management and assessed how they contribute towards resilience and resource efficiency. UrbanWINS developed and tested methods for designing and implementing eco-innovative strategic plans for waste prevention and management in 8 pilot cities. The strategic plans were created in a citizen engagement process and resulted in three pilot actions in each city. As part of UrbanWINS, the CityMatch program offered staff exchanges between waste management department of different cities to create cross-regional learning and exchanges.
ICLEI supported the UrbanWINS project with activities to facilitate knowledge and experience sharing between public authorities from different parts of the project’s regions as well as to carry out mutual benchmarking exercises and evaluation; a series of webinars; an online toolkit; and news aggregation from the sector.