Urban Transitions Alliance
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.
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.
Through the Urban Transitions Alliance, cities are part of a growing network and knowledge exchange hub of innovative urban transition policies and projects. Through the Alliance, industrial legacy cities identify common challenges, share knowledge and co-create solutions to successfully guide their individual sustainable transitions.