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Transforming urban environments?

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The Portuguese city of Lousada won last year’s Transformative Action Award for its progress in building sustainable urban environments. Now it is time to see who will follow in its footsteps as the 2020 edition is open for entries.

Spearheaded by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, the Basque Country, City of Aalborg (Denmark), and supported by the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) and European Investment Bank (EIB), the initiative offers a €10,000 top prize to support the acceleration of innovative actions shaping the future of sustainable urban living.

“In the current crisis situation it is important to continue casting hope for a sustainable future. We have seen this through the boldness of many local actions submitted for the previous editions of the Transformative action Award. I look forward to seeing many more local leaders stepping up in 2020 and showing their transformative actions to create local value and impact for sustainability,” said Wolfgang Teubner, Regional Director for Europe, ICLEI and Transformative Action Award jury member.

The competition is open to any local or regional authority, or civil society organisation located in an EU Member State, EEA country or EU candidate or accession country that has endorsed the Basque Declaration. And the winner will get free entry to the 9th European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns, Mannheim (Germany) (30 September to 2 October 2020), when the award ceremony will be held.

Enter by 31 July.

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Susan Robertson
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Susan is the co-founder of Innovators Magazine and a consultant for OnePoint5 Media. Susan is also a member of the UNFCCC-led Resilience Frontiers Nexus group and a board member of the APOPO Foundation UK.

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