Self Assessment

Conduct your own assessment with our online quick-scan tool!

The online tool is now available (be sure to register first)!

Why conduct a self-assessment?

You implemented an urban innovation and are very satisfied with the result. But how are you going to prove that it is a success, how it became a success and that this success can be replicated in other cities as well? Or you receive a plan for an urban innovation. It looks promising, but how are you going to find out if it is as good as it looks? Or your organisation delivered several urban innovations done by different teams and you want to compare them, see what made them success stories and how your organisation can learn from the different experiences. Eurbanlab has developed a unique assessment method that answers your questions.

By using the assessment method as a benchmark, insight is created into the success factors, drivers, barriers and impact of completed projects and those projects that are being designed and planned. The assessment method can be used in different phases of the innovation’s development cycle. This creates a broad scope of applications: evaluation and transfer of implemented innovative concepts and technologies, guidance of urban innovation projects under development and development and scaling up of future successful innovations.

What are the advantages of the quick-scan assessment?

  • Holistic approach

    Eurbanlab takes an holistic approach in its evaluation by looking at environmental, social, economic and process indicators, as well as the potential for propagation.
    Whereas most tools in urban development either determine the economic feasibility of projects or the environmental impact, the Eurbanlab methodology takes an holistic approach in its evaluation. The assessment method helps stakeholders to get a clear overview of what they have achieved in terms of environmental, social and economic impacts. Moreover, the method includes the socio-political-economic process by which innovations are implemented in the analysis as well. The method therefore combines a technical quantitative analysis and a business plan assessment, a combination of dimensions which are usually proposed separately to users.

  • Quick insight

    The indicators in the tool were designed to allow for a quick evaluation of the project’s impact (i.e. a day), but the assessment requires deep insight into all aspects of the project and relevant information to be available quickly.

  • Versatile assessment method

    It is a versatile tool that can be used by decision-makers as well as entrepreneurs of urban innovations.
    For entrepreneurs or suppliers of urban innovations such as construction companies, architects or developers, the B4U can be used as a learning tool as well as a validation of the offered methods or techniques. For decision-makers, the Eurbanlab methodology has the advantage to provide a quick insight into the sustainability impact of urban innovations as well as their applicability in the local context.

  • Free!

    The tool is free to use for all Eurbanlab registered users, which offers an opportunity to identify issues to be resolved before investing in an in-depth assessment. Please be advised that the tool is meant to be used as a quick-scan and is very different from an assessment by certified assessors (which involves a more in-depth evaluation and also includes a descriptive assessment of contextual influences on your project).

What is the difference between the self-assessment and the in-depth assessment?