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30 May - 31 May

Grenoble, France

The 48 hours of sustainable resource management: producing and consuming differently

On 30st and 31st May, the City of Grenoble is organising the second season of Cities in Transition: “Sustainable Management of Resources “. This event […]

01 Jun - 03 Jun

Helsingborg, Sweden

Urban Future Helsingborg 2022

Smaller cities have unique challenges but at the same time, often provide unique opportunities. Urban Future Helsingborg 2022 (UF22) is all about those smaller cities […]

01 Jun - 03 Jun

Helsingborg, Sweden

Urban Future 22: Europe’s leading event to make cities sustainable

On June 1-3, 2022, the global community of urban shapers will meet in Helsingborg, Sweden. This mid-sized city, located on the Swedish coast overlooking Denmark, […]

01 Jun - 02 Jun

Moving from solutions to system change

The Scalable Cities community event “Moving from solutions to system change” wil be hosted by the IRIS Smart Cities project on the 1st and 2nd […]

Citizen Participation: key to building public support for the energy transition

Final event of the APPROVE Interreg Europe project. The objective of APPROVE (Advancing Public Participation and stakeholdeR engagement fOr the improVement of renewable Energy policies) […]

02 Jun

Berlin, Germany

Creative bureaucracy festival

After hitting new records in the digital festival edition in 2021, with more than 18,000 visitors from 94 countries, the Creative Bureaucracy Festival is starting […]

07 Jun

Urban Living Labs: Collectively shaping urban futures with experimental approache

Over the last ten years, co-creative experimental methods have become widely spread to address urban challenges in Europe. These endeavors reflect the need for open, […]

08 Jun - 09 Jun

Urban Living Labs: Let’s co-create! But how to start?

A training workshop on planning and maintaining experimental approaches for urban transitions There is a lot of fuzz around experimental methods such as urban living […]

09 Jun

Business & Financing Models for Tomorrow’s Heritage

A Webinar organized by Hub-In, CENTRINNO and T-Factor as part of the New European Bauhaus Festival 2022 This one hour webinar will be structured as […]

10 Jun

Zero Carbon Cities: Targeting Climate Change

Zero Carbon Cities: Targeting Climate Change is an URBACT funded action planning network helping seven cities with the transition to Zero Carbon, led by Manchester […]

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What leadership is needed to get your local administration ready for transition roadmapping process?

What leadership is needed to get your local administration ready for transition roadmapping process?

Interview with Flavia Boghiu (City of Brasov), Ann Cloet (City of Mouscron) and Giorgia Silvestri (DRIFT)


If you want to trigger big change in a city you essentially need 2 things: a great deal of political will and people in the administration who know how to go about it. Such a massive change is underway in the cities of Brasov in Romania and in Mouscron in Belgium. Both cities have been working with the so-called "transition management" approach which should make them carbon-neutral by 2050.
What’s EUp? Fresh news from the Brussels policy machine!

What’s EUp? Fresh news from the Brussels policy machine!

How is the EU responding to the energy crisis? Discover fresh news from Brussels!


Back in July 2021, the European Commission had already unveiled its massive “Fit for 55” package of energy and climate legislation (still under negotiation in […]
Food systems transition: is it really possible?

Food systems transition: is it really possible?

Sustainable food systems are needed, now more than ever. Discover the main takeaways from our annual forum.


Energy Cities’ 2022 Forum in Brussels gathered experts, civil society organizations, international networks, and local governments around the same table, providing food for thought and […]
The Cities’ Energy Saving Sprint

The Cities’ Energy Saving Sprint

Act now to secure sustainable, affordable energy to all


#EUCitiesSaveEnergy #StandWithUkraine What is the Cities Energy Saving Sprint? Today, 19th May, the European Commission, the Covenant of Mayors – Europe and the European Committee […]


Policy op-ed by Claire Roumet


I recently discovered the manfra “Radiant“. It offers a description of a world… so similar to ours! To fight “the bad guys” (called “the inquisition”), […]