Urban transitions empower cities with an industrial legacy to define their own paths towards more vibrant and sustainable economies, improving their local environments and the lives of their residents.
The Urban Transitions Alliance, an initiative led by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, presents an opportunity for industrial legacy cities across the world to become global leaders in sustainable urban development.
The Alliance supports cities to identify common challenges, share knowledge, co-create solutions and forge strong working relationships with local government peers, research experts and private sector solution providers.
Main Challenges for Industrial Legacy Cities
Interview with Gino van Begin, ICLEI Secretary General
DEFINE SHARED CHALLENGES
Cities set the course of the Alliance by deciding the topics and challenges to be addressed, working group activities and the support and knowledge they need.
Cities share their knowledge through physical meeting and online. Existing and new solutions for cities will be developed with additional resources, tools and expert knowledge.
APPLY KNOWLEDGE TO PRACTICE
Cities apply knowledge to implement or improve projects, plans and strategies. Solutions are also condensed into knowledge products to be shared and used for local action
CITIES IN THE ALLIANCE
Cities working together to achieve sustainable urban transitions
Having faced environmental, economic and social crises, industrial legacy cities are champions in reinventing themselves and turning challenges into opportunities. The Urban Transitions Alliance will be guided by their joint vision of well-managed transitions towards a sustainable future, which centers on a healthy environment and just opportunities for their citizens.
News, stories and progress from the Urban Transitions Alliance