LEAP stands for Learning, Evaluation and Planning
If your work involves bringing about environmental change to improve quality of life for urban communities or supporting changes in people's attitudes to the urban environment, the greenspace LEAP framework will make your job easier.
It will help you plan and evaluate your work in partnership with colleagues, other organisations and with members of the community. The emphasis of LEAP is on self-evaluation (setting and agreeing the criteria upon which success will be measured as part of the planning process). This will encourage you and other stakeholders to take joint responsibility for planning and evaluation throughout a project or programme.
The framework is a tool for planning and evaluating greenspace related work in a way which recognises the impacts that this work has on urban communities and will provide you with evidence to prove your success. It will help you plan and evaluate your work in partnership with colleagues, other organisations and with members of the community. The framework consists of:
a handbook which outlines the LEAP approach and its application for greenspace work, including guidance on planning outcomes and on developing outcome indicators
a worked example of the framework being used to develop a strategic vision and forward plan at an organisation level
The greenspace LEAP framework was developed by greenspace scotland and the Scottish Community Development Centre with contributions from a wide range of local and national partners.