Six steps of Urban HEART

STEP 6: Identify the best response

  • Once you have identified the equity issues needing attention, the next step is to identify the appropriate response. This step should be highly consultative, involving relevant policy sectors and communities. The goal is to develop an evidence-based plan for action that will be persuasive to decision-makers and can be adopted and implemented.
  • Draw upon the Urban HEART menu of strategy packages and interventions for ideas. These have been tested in other cities for their effectiveness.
  • Assess the relative strengths of potential interventions. Consider a wide range of factors, including potential impacts on equity, community preferences, available resources and alignment with existing government priorities.
  • Finalize your response plan. The Urban HEART process will help you ensure that the plan is evidence based, feasible, relevant and broadly supported.