2019 Open call for Transformative Cities Award

Open Call: 2019 Transformative Cities Award 
Deadline for submission: 23 March 2019
Organizers: Transformative Cities initiative

Submission of initiatives: https://transformativecities.org/transformative-cities-award-application/


* Summary from the Transformative Cities webpage

About the Award

Through this Award, the Transformative Cities initiative aims to highlight political practices and solutions that can serve as inspiration for others. We aspire to create a new model of awards, one which is participatory, inspirational, and rooted in exchange and learning. We envisage a process of knowledge co-creation and practice exchange that leads to an atlas of political practices, whose inspiring stories speed up a process of systemic transformation towards a more democratic, equal, peaceful and resilient world.

This award does not seek to judge social movements, civil society organizations, citizens platforms or other groups. It is a platform where those acting to transform the world may systematize their successful practices, exchange with and learn from others, and receive increased exposure and outreach. After the first edition, we are engaged in an ongoing learning process, looking at how to systematize local political practices, so we can identify what is working, to help accelerate the process of transformation.

Application Requirements: Transformative Cities Initiative

This initiative is open to collectives, not individuals. A collective can have the form of a social movement with recognizable structures and goals without a formal legal recognition, a legally existing civil society organization, a citizens’ platform seeking to gain institutional power at municipal and/or city level via a political candidacy, an established city council, or other forms of collective action that centre their practices in a specific location that is not generally recognized as a region, state or similar delimitation.

The second edition of the award (2018-19) will look at the three issues included in first edition: Energy, Water and Housing plus an additional one, Food Systems. It expects to keep adding issues based on our capacity, and aim to organize at least three annual awards.

If you are not sure about your eligibility, please do contact Transformative Cities.

Did you apply last year and not get the Award? It encourages you to apply again, probably your initiative has grown stronger and you have more inspiration to share.

To apply please follow this questionnaire.

The award looks forward to receiving your inspiring stories of transformation. 

For more information go to the Frequently Asked Questions page.

About the Transformative Cities initiative

Transformative Cities is an opportunity for progressive local governments, municipalist coalitions, social movements and civil society organizations to popularize and share their experiences of building solutions to our planet’s systemic economic, social, political and ecological crises.

The initiative 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.

The Transformative Cities initiative is launched by a group of regional and international organisations such as RIPESS, HIC, TNI, Friends of the Earth International, ECOLISE and Global Platform for the Right to the City.