The vote for the finalists of the 2021-2022 edition of the Transformative Cities Award is now open. To select the awarded stories, the public (this means you!) will vote on the top twelve initiatives via this pagestarting from 6th October and ending on 6th November 2022. The voting page will display relevant information about the initiatives and provide links to media sources.

Three initiatives for each category (water, energy, housing and food systems) have been chosen, adding up to twelve stories in total. Next, the Transformative Cities initiative has commissioned local journalists to dig deep and pull out the people and practices behind these transformative practices. These stories will be published on different international media-outlets, reaching a global audience.

The practices of transformative change from all over the world has been selected and evaluated by a global, multidisciplinary team in a peer-review process after the open call launched in December 2021.

The winning initiatives from the 4 different categories will obtain access to training and capacity building courses for political organising and advocacy. The estimated value is 1500 euros for each winner.

The 4 winners will be presented in a live-streamed event in the first week of December. Stay tuned for more information.

About the Transformative Cities initiative

“The world needs inspiring stories of change. Are you part of the solution?” is the motto of this initiative that this year celebrates its 4th edition.

Transformative Cities builds on the belief that amplification of changes in different locations can help facilitate change on a global level. That is why this initiative continues since 2018 (check out the featured initiatives of the previous editions including some HIC Members and Allies), giving visibility to progressive local governments, municipalist coalitions, social movements and civil society organizations experiences of building solutions to our planet’s intertwined political and ecological crises.

Launched by a group of regional and international organizations that includes HIC, the Transnational Institute (TNI) and the Global Platform for the Right to the City between others, it draws on the emerging wave of transformative practices and responses taking place at municipal level worldwide, by launching a unique platform and award process that will facilitate the wider dissemination of the lessons and inspiration from such practices.