Urban Transitions Alliance
The Urban Transitions Alliance, an initiative led by ICLEI, and funded by the Stiftung Mercator, presents an opportunity for industrial legacy cities across the world to demonstrate and advance their commitment to sustainable urban development.
Since the first industrial revolution, extractive and manufacturing industries have formed the backbone of many local economies and led to rapid urbanization of their surrounding areas. However, the industrial city as a model for urban development proved not to be sustainable.
Through the Urban Transitions Alliance, cities are part of a growing network and knowledge exchange hub of innovative urban transition policies and projects. The alliance supports industrial legacy cities to identify common challenges, share knowledge and co-create solutions to successfully guide their individual sustainable transitions. The Urban Transitions Alliance cities shape the exchange focus according to their most-pressing needs and interests, specifically as they relate to infrastructure, mobility, energy and social transitions.