Organising a city-wide discussion on climate neutrality

Lessons learnt from Nantes Metropolis' "Great Debate"


Publication date

May 29, 2020

In February 2020, the pilot cities of TOMORROW (Nis, Dublin, Brasov, Brest and Valencia) gathered in Nantes to participate in a training with the aim to learn more about theories and practices of “Transition Roadmapping”. As part of this training, they met multiple people that have been involved in the city’s “Grand Debat” (The Great Debate in English), a participatory process to co-create the energy transition roadmap for the region.

During the visit in Nantes, the participants and organisers of the “Grand Debat”, were very open to discuss the learnings and challenges encountered on the way.

Read the full article and find out what are the main points cities should consider when planning and facilitating a participatory process.