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. This quite recent methodology offers concrete steps to improve rather than invent public services from scratch. For this episode I was joined by Vice-Mayor Flavia Boghiu from Brasov, Ann Cloet, who is Vice-Mayor of Mouscron and transition management expert Giorgia Silvestri from the research institute DRIFT. Flavia, Ann and Giorgia explain how, in the past 3 years, city services were redesigned in view of even stronger sustainable energy and climate actions on the ground.
This episode was brought to you by the EU project TOMORROW. Since 2019, TOMORROW is supporting 6 cities on their very participatory way towards a sustainable and fair future. The project gets funding from the European Horizon 2020 programme and you can go to the website citiesoftomorrow.eu to learn more and you can make use of great resources such as the TOMORROW transition toolbox. www.citiesoftomorrow.eu