B1 Social transition in industrial legacy cities

20 Jun 2018
14:00 - 15:30

B1 Social transition in industrial legacy cities

Following the decline of their signature industries along with environmental pressures, the Alliance cities have had to become experts in re-inventing themselves. A key component of a well-managed urban transition to sustainability is to ensure that no citizens are excluded or left behind. With social justice and equity as guiding principles, citizen engagement practices are essential to create a common identity and build shared visions. How can local governments find suitable partners and connect to existing community initiatives, using the transition as a chance to address not only their environmental and economic, but also their social challenges?

Rebecca Wessinghage
Transition Concepts Officer, ICLEI World Secretariat


Izabela Pawlaczyk
Environment department, City of Katowice, Poland

Michael Leischner
Department Head of Climate, Air and Noise, City of Dortmund, Germany

Ania Rok
Coordinator Governance & Social Innovation, ICLEI European Secretariat

Frederic Ximeno
Commissioner for Ecology, Barcelona City Council