Urban Transitions Alliance


Name of initiative Urban Transitions Alliance
LPAA initiative No
NAZCA Initiative No
Website address https://urbantransitions.org/about/
Related initiatives
Starting year 2017
End year
Secretariat ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability World Secretariat Kaiser-Friedrich-Str. 7 53113 Bonn, Germany.

E-mail: urban.transitions@iclei.org

Organisational structure The Urban Transitions Alliance, an initiative managed by ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability and funded by Stiftung Mercator, presents an opportunity for industrial legacy cities across the world to become global leaders in sustainable urban development.
Geographical coverage Global
Name of lead organisation ICLEI
Type of lead organisation Other intergovernmental organization
Location/Nationality of lead organisation Germany


Description The Urban Transitions Alliance presents an opportunity for industrial and former industrial cities across the world to become global leaders in sustainable urban development.
Objectives The Urban Transitions Alliance is designed to help industrial legacy cities to share knowledge, discover new solutions and better navigate their own urban transitions towards a sustainable future.
Activities The Alliance provides the infrastructure and support cities need to identify common challenges, share knowledge, co-create solutions and forge strong working relationships with local government peers, experts from the research community and private sector solution providers.
One or two success stories achieved

Monitoring and Impacts

Function of initiative
Activity of initiative
Goals Industrial legacy cities were

once home to innovation, technological developments and new ideas. Change is still engrained in their identity – just now they use these characteristics to achieve new transition goals. Alliance cities have learned to embrace the opportunities of ongoing urban transitions and actively shape their local environments.

Comments on indicators and goals
How will goals be achieved
Have you changed or strenghtened your goals
Progress towards the goals
How are you tracking progress of your initiative
Available reporting https://urbantransitions.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Urban-Transitions-Alliance-Roadmaps-April-2019-web.pdf


Participants Number Names
Members 12  
Companies 0
Business organisations 0
Research and educational organisations 0
Non-governmental organisations 0
National states 0
Governmental actors 0
Regional / state / county actors 0
City / municipal actors 12 Baltimore (USA),  Buffalo (USA),  Cincinnati (USA),  Pittsburgh (USA),  Dortmund (Germany),  Essen (Germany),  Gelsenkirchen (Germany),  E-Town - Beijing (China),  Huairou District - Beijing (China),  Yuhua District - Shijiazhuang (China)

Katowice (Poland),  Turku (Finland).

Intergovernmental organisations 0
Financial Institutions 0
Other members 0
Supporting partners 0
Number of members in the years
Have only national states as participators No


Transport Agriculture Forestry Business Financial institutions Buildings Industry Waste Cities and subnational governments Short Term Pollutants International maritime transport Energy Supply Fluorinated gases Energy efficiency Renewable energy Supply chain emission reductions Adaptation Other Resilience Innovation Energy Access and Efficiency Private Finance
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Last update: 14 November 2019 09:46:41

Not only have national states as participators