A software for sustainable development projects
Linea21 is a free software dedicated to territorial authorities and private companies to assist them for communicating on their agenda21 and others sustainable development initiatives) and help them assessing their policy.
It is a web-based tool supporting sustainable development strategy and offering a top-down communication support, from institutions to citizen. It also empowers citizen (bottom-up), giving them a chance to express themselves and participate to thematics work groups. It promotes and strengthens the dialogue and the cooperation between all stakeholders.
Finally, it offers local authorities a safe way to assess their sustainable development policy through a strategic dashboard and monitoring indicators.
Carry out your project
1 – Manage your action
Linea21 provides a dedicated module to manage your sustainable development actions along the time. You will be able to provide many useful informations regarding each project : goal(s), description, steering committee, coordinators, partners, calendar, budget, etc.
Used with a tags mechanism, you will be able to differentiate several initiatives (i.e. : ‘agenda21’ and ‘Climate and energy package’) on the same tool.
2 – Get your stakeholders involved
Through a simple but powerful user permission system, contributors can handle their own project. That means they are autonomous to perform project updates and assess project progression by feeding associated indicators.
3 – Anticipate actions evolution
Associating dedicated work group to action, stakeholders will be offered to exchange ideas and documents to make the action implementation even more efficient.
4 – Export your action
Different formats are available for action exports : PDF, Word, HTML.
5 – Simplify the generation of official documents
Using Linea21, you will be able to generate automatically some elements such as actions, indicators charts and tables, … that you could integrate further to official documents.
Run your own assessment on the way of progress
1 – Define and feed your strategic dashboard
Linea21 is the right tool to define and feed your sustainable development strategic dashboard. Linea21 dashboard is fully customizable :
- Strategic dashboard visualization at a glance
- Edit and create new indicators
- Import your existing dashboard<
- Gather indicators exhaustive informations : goals, advices for improvments, pertinence criterias, providers, law references
- Multi scales-values
- Multi-values indicators (ex : greenhouse gas / GHG balance, energetic balance, …)
- Export your data on several formats : PDF, Word, Excel, HTML, XML.
- Indicators graphic representation
2 – Centralize your data
By choosing Linea21, you make the choice of centralizing your indicators data. Regular backups can easily be done to ensure your dashboard data are safe.
3 – Be transparent
Beyond auto-assessment, the dashboard is an adapted tool to communicate on your territorial public actions to citizen.
4 – Simplify the generation of official documents
Using Linea21, you will be able to generate automatically some elements such as your strategic dashboard, indicators charts and tables, … that you could integrate further to official documents.
Let people know about your initiative !
1 – Inform people
Inform your citizen day by day using the news module offered by the application. All CMS tools and facilities are included into Linea21.
2 – Develop a pedagogical approach
The publication module allows you to diffuse structured content. A publication is made of parts and can easily embed multimedia items, bibliographical references ans external links. This modules aims to create thematic and pedagogical content.
3 – Send your newsletter
Keep people up to date by regularly sending your newsletter.
Want your project to be fully shared ? Encourage people to participate
1 – Give people a voice
The comment module allows people to react and share thoughts on content.
2 – Stakeholders cooperation : work-groups
Share your goals, get a better idea of population needs, be attentive to inhabitants requests, and get them involved into the local sustainable development policy. Each citizen has the ability to participate to a work-group or several. By subscribing to work group(s), users have access to the following features :
- a shared calendar
- a forum
- a sharing documents space
- work groups reports
- an email notification system
3 – Delegate tasks to others
User rights system allows you to create account with limited permissions. For example, a user can have write access on news and be an animator of a specific work groups without being allowed to access others functionalities.
Promote the local network at different scales
1 – Multi-scales approach
Linea21 integrates a geographical approach. Information can be linked to a specific scale : neighborhood, city, state, …
2 – Sustainable development directory
Register companies, associations, institutions, ….a sustainable development directory is ready to be filled-up.
1 – Multi-scales availability
All Linea21 modules are designed to work at a multi scales levels : region, district, city, neighbourhood, …
2 – Directory availability
A directory is embedded to the application. Entries can be proposed by users and need administrator approval before being published. The directory has automatic geocoding capability and entries are available on maps.
3 – Differentiated user content
User permissions system and application options allow the application to display suitable content to each user.
Each feature is made of one independent module. You’ are free to enable or disable each module. , core modules are mandatories.
4 – A modular approach
Each feature is made of one independent module which can be enabled / disabled by changing options in configuration file regarding your needs. Notice that core modules are required.
5 – A multilingual application
Linea21 is translation ready. It is already available in French, English, Italian and Spanish. If you want to contribute by translating Linea21 in German or some other languages or keep up-to-date the translation, let you know!
6 – Others features …
Lines21 is flexiblea and offers many configuration options. Here, comes a non-exhaustive list :
- Actions are structures by finalities / goals
- A ‘tag’ system gives allow logical links between items
- Configuration file is editable inline
- A templates system ease graphical integration
- Plugins system make Linea21 extensible and flexible
- URL rewriting