Since 2014, the mayor of Grenoble and his team have been working on transforming the city into a true “transition city”, in the most democratic way possible. Grenoble works as an urban laboratory and is implementing a slew of initiatives related to democratic transition.
In the face of energy and climate challenges, the city of Grenoble is implementing various tools aimed at kick-starting the environmental transition. Several ideas are currently being tested.
To this end, the city has set up three main tools:
In addition to the support for local initiatives, the city of Grenoble is also trying to involve the territory’s various players in its own initiatives. In 2016, it launched a platform called “Grenoble, ville de demain” (Grenoble, city of tomorrow).
This platform is evidence of a real will to test new methods and develop new practices. With this goal in mind, the smaller scale ensures better control over the actions and a certain flexibility.
You can learn about more actions involving Grenoble citizens, and find detailed information about the initiatives undertaken in Cadiz, Maastricht and other cities, in the study “Fabrique de transition démocratique : implication des citoyens dans la transition énergétique en Europe” (in French).
March 18, 2019