Around the world people are finding local solutions to global problems. New citizens coalitions are winning municipal power from Barcelona and Madrid to Jackson, Mississippi; embracing the term ‘fearless’ to show their willingness to take on entrenched power. This movement is gaining ever more momentum: since 2000, at least 835 examples of public services have been being brought back under public control, reversing decades of privatization programs that did not deliver the promised results. Can this transformation at a local level deliver solutions to systemic global crises such as inequality, climate change and the corporate capture of democratic institutions? The Transnational Institute brings some leading thinkers and practitioners within this radical municipalist movement to debate and discuss opportunities and challenges for transforming our communities.
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Transformative Cities 2018: People’s Choice Award
Around the world people are finding local solutions to global problems. We launched an award for radical people-led initiatives to spread the stories of these inspiring communities working on real alternatives. We focused on communities working on local solutions for water, energy & housing and compiled 32 inspiring stories from 19 countries, featured in the Atlas of Utopias. Nine initiatives stand out: Barcelona, Cádiz, Cochabamba, Dar-es-Salaam, Grenoble, Lagos, Port Louis, Solapur, and Richmond have transformed the lives of their city-dwellers in some way. Support these initiatives by sharing their stories with the world and by voting on the transformation that inspires you the most here: http://transformativecities.org/2018a…