For regional and municipal authorities, the grouping of businesses into eco-parks, the adoption of advanced resource management and recycling programmes, and supply of sustainable infrastructure (transport, energy, water) are additional policy issues where a life-cycle view of the issues improves the sustainability of the outcomes.
Other tools are available for improving project design, more efficient resource management, effective environment and health protection, and use of renewable energy and other resources. It remains to explore and adapt the best tools and procedures in each case.
The Life-cycle Approaches to Sustainable Regional Development summer school aims to give an overview of the latest life-cycle methodologies, which are continually refined and evolve further within the life-cycle community, and to explore the use of the most appropriate life-cycle approaches and tools accessible to regional administrators and planners and other public actors and in particular industry associations and companies at the regional level.
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