How to roadmap the transition to climate-neutral cities?

Methodological guidelines to support cities


Over the past months, the research institute DRIFT (our partner in the project TOMORROW) worked on methodological guidelines to support cities in  developing a transition roadmap for climate neutrality by 2050. We refer to this as the “transition roadmapping process”: a searching and learning process based on transition governance principles as developed by DRIFT. These guidelines support local authorities to accelerate the transition to climate neutrality by implementing a transition roadmapping process.

Rather than a ready-made blueprint, we aim at providing “ingredients” that cities can use to create their own “local recipe” for making a roadmap. We are going to monitor this process of adaptation to the local context during the project. Ultimately, we aim forthese guidelines, together with insights on local implementation, will support cities globally to bridge long-term climate-neutrality ambitions with short-term actions.

At this point, these guidelines are a “work in progress”. They will be tested and co-developed with the pilot cities of TOMORROW over the course of the project. As such, the draft guidelines will be updated, consolidated and republished in March 2022.

You can find detailed information about each step in this draft document, together with a background on transition studies literature and transition governance and a review on the state of the art of roadmapping.

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April 2, 2020