The Transformative Cities Initiative is an opportunity for progressive local governments, municipalist coalitions, social movements and civil society organizations to popularize and share their experiences of building solutions to the planet’s intertwined political and ecological crises.
The initiative draws on the emerging wave of transformative practices and responses taking place at municipal level worldwide, by creating a unique platform and award process that will facilitate the wider dissemination of the lessons and inspiration from such practices.
They believe that amplification of changes in different locations can help facilitate change on a global level; in other words, systemic transformation. Change in different forms is happening all over the world, and sometimes it is hard to know where to look. Transformative Cities can be seen as a telescope, to help navigate through the complex galaxy of struggles and positive transformation unfolding on a local level across the globe.
Under which categories can you apply?
The fourth edition of the award (2021–2022) will look at the same four issues as the third edition: Energy, Water, Housing and Food. You can also indicate that your initiative apply to several issues simultaneously under the same application.
- This initiative is open to collectives not individuals. A collective can have the form of a social movement with recognizable structures and goals – even without a formal legal recognition, a legally existing civil society organization, a citizen’s platform seeking to gain institutional power at municipal and/or city level via a political candidacy, an established city council/local government, or other forms of collective action that center their practices in a specific location that is not generally recognized as a region, state or similar delimitation and scopes.
- They encourage applicants to showcase a particularly successful local initiative that is part of their broader work. For example, a local hub that is part of a broader network, whose successful story has become a source of inspiration for others and is being replicated elsewhere.
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