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  1. Fearless and Transformative Cities: Housing Stories from the Ground

    08 ဇူလိုင်လ 2021

    Join our thought-provoking discussion on July 8 with four finalists and winners of the Transformative Cities People‘s Choice Award from bottom-up initiatives that fight for the right  to housing!

  2. Immunity is liberty

    Amitabha Sarkar
    16 ဇွန်လ 2021
    Article

    The current vaccine crisis in the midst of a pandemic could be a tipping point for the current order of global governance. The global policy response and vaccine rollout have proven too inept to counter the catastrophic moral failure of affluent countries' vaccine hoarding. The WHO Director General’s performative pleas for vaccine equity have done little to move an intransigent system of global governance to address an emergency of this scale. What do these overlapping and related failures mean at national and international levels? 

  3. M2M Solidarity

    20 ဧပြီလ 2021
    Article

    Is there a culture of European solidarity? Yes, if you look at the local level. Many local communities in Europe have transformed their context by experimenting with new forms of democracy. The M2M Solidarity project creates peer-learning exchanges between these collectives, and seeks to contribute to a revival of European solidarity.

  4. The first step to stop corporations from profiting from incarceration in the United States

    Louisa Valentin
    30 မတ်လ 2021
    Article

    Over the past decades, private corporations have increased their control over prison services in the United States and around the world. Despite enormous lobbying efforts by the private players, citizens have started to reject this agenda of profiting from the criminal justice system, and instead demand to return prison management to public authorities. Biden has announced an end to renewing federal private prison contracts, which should be the starting point for wider changes.

  5. Public Water and Covid-19

    22 မတ်လ 2021
    Book

    Covid-19 has once again demonstrated the significance of safe, accessible and affordable water for all. It has also highlighted enormous disparities in service provision while at the same time dealing a blow to public water and sanitation operators around the world due to massive drops in revenues, rapidly rising costs and concerns about health and safety in the workplace. This book provides the first global overview of the response of public water operators to this crisis, shining a light on the complex challenges they face and how they have responded in different contexts. It looks specifically at ‘public’ water and asks how public ownership and public management have enabled (or not) equitable and democratic emergency services, and how these Covid-19 experiences could contribute to expanded and sustainable forms of public water services in the future.

  6. Remunicipalisation: Global Report and Database Launch

    26 ဖေဖေါ်ဝါရီလ 2021

    This webinar will launch the Public Futures database and a global report on the state of remunicipalisation.

  7. Transformative Cities People’s Choice Award winners announced: Petorca (Chile), Burgas (Bulgaria), Porto Alegre (Brazil) and Medellín (Colombia)

    03 ဒီဇင်ဘာလ အသုံးပြု စကားစု - လအမည် အပြည့်အစုံ 2020
    Press release

    Amsterdam, 2 December 2020

    Winners of the Transformative Cities Award were announced at an international online event yesterday, following a global online vote with 11,000 participants. The 2020 Transformative Cities People’s Choice Award went to four initiatives for their work in the areas of water, energy, housing and food systems. The winners were chosen from a selection of 12 international finalists through a process that is likely the most participatory public city award in the world.

  8. Municipalist cities are key players in the corona crisis and the European Green Deal

    Satoko Kishimoto, Nada Baraka
    23 နိုဝင်ဘာလ 2020
    Article

    The second ‘Municipalize Europe’ conference was held on 5 November online, while two years ago we organised the first edition in the European parliament. In that interval, municipalism, a new political movement, has been growing in Europe and beyond. It is a new way of doing local politics putting social rights and citizen engagements at the center. Municipalize Europe is an attempt to look at European politics through a municipalist lens and to build pressure for change of the top-down European politics.

  9. The right to housing is now more important than ever

    Josephine Valeske
    23 နိုဝင်ဘာလ 2020
    Article

    Since the outbreak of COVID-19, ‘staying at home’ has become the main strategy to minimize the spread of the pandemic. Consequently, affordable housing with adequate living conditions has become a matter of life and death, which demonstrates why it is essential to prioritize the right to housing. What have cities done to secure adequate living conditions before and after COVID-19, and what should the EU do to help cities achieve a breakthrough in terms of affordable housing? Those were the questions guiding the Housing panel during the Municipalize Europe conference on November 05, 2020.

  10. Making the European Green Deal Work for Municipalities

    Lavinia Steinfort
    23 နိုဝင်ဘာလ 2020
    Article

    On November 5th, the last session of the online Municipalize Europe! event brought together a variety of municipalists who power and practise progressive policies on the local and system-wide level in the fight against the climate crisis. They discussed which municipal actions the EU should support for a European Green Deal (EGD) to have justice, democracy and regeneration at its heart.

  11. Transformative Cities People’s Choice Award 2020 Finale

    02 ဒီဇင်ဘာလ အသုံးပြု စကားစု - လအမည် အပြည့်အစုံ 2020

    On 2 December 2020, the Transformative Cities Initiative will announce which four initiatives received the most popular support and are thus the recipients of the Transformative Cities 2020 People’s Choice Award. Join us for this unique global celebration of transformative practices!

  12. Courtesy of Cloughjordan Ecovillage

    The future is now at Ireland’s Cloughjordan ecovillage

    Laura Roddy
    12 နိုဝင်ဘာလ 2020
    Article

    The Cloughjordan Ecovillage models the transition to a low-carbon society and shares its learning through various educational activities. With 55 low-carbon homes, a carbon-neutral district heating system, a community farm, green enterprise centre, a planned reed-bed treatment plant and Ireland’s lowest ecological footprint, the ecovillage is demonstrating different ways to achieve ecological, economic and social sustainability.

  13. Wakeup call for the European Commission in its failed power grab over local services

    Olivier Hoedeman
    04 နိုဝင်ဘာလ 2020
    Article

    An outcry from city governments has helped shelve the European Commission’s power grab over services. The Commission has failed to install a Services Notification Procedure, which would have given it advance veto power over new laws by regional and local governments, and could have further limited local democratic initiatives in areas as varied as affordable housing, energy supply and waste management. The Commission should learn its lesson and support municipalities to enact social and environmental measures, respect their democratic right to regulate, and roll back obstacles that prioritise corporate interests over local residents.

  14. Municipal actions for building energy democracy and energy sovereignty

    • Catalan Network for Energy Sovereignty (Xse), Transnational Institute (TNI)
    29 အောက်တိုဘာလ 2020
    Paper

    This is the Municipalist Manifesto for building energy democracy and energy sovereignty locally, presented to you by the Catalan Network for Energy Sovereignty (Xse) and the Transnational Institute. The Municipalist Manifesto aims to be a tool that can be used as a guide by (municipalist) citizens platform, municipal councils and opposition parties, organisations and collectives, and any person who wishes to take action.

  15. Vote for the Transformative Cities People's Choice Award 2020

    28 အောက်တိုဘာလ 2020
    Article

    TNI is excited to announce that the People's Vote for the Transformative Cities Award 2020 is now open! Vote for you favourite initiatives in the following categories: food, water, housing, and energy. You can cast your vote until 16 November, by doing so you help to promote transformative practices around the world that deserve more global attention. You will help to highlight the interventions that show us how access to basic rights can be guaranteed even during the times of COVID-19.

  16. What COVID-19 is trying to tell us

    John Feffer
    27 အောက်တိုဘာလ 2020
    Article

    “COVID-19’s message is clear: we need to move forward, quickly, into a very different future.”

  17. The Pandemic Pivot

    • John Feffer
    26 အောက်တိုဘာလ 2020
    Book

    This report from the Institute for Policy Studies, The Transnational Institute, and Focus on the Global South brings together experts from the frontlines of global policy to tackle the implications of Covid-19.

  18. Over 100 civil society organizations stand behind UN Special Rapporteur Léo Heller, denounce private water industry interference

    21 အောက်တိုဘာလ 2020
    Declaration

    We, the undersigned, express our strong support for the ​report​ on “The Privatisation of Water and Sanitation Services” of the United Nations (U.N.) Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation, Mr. Léo Heller. He will present the report to the U.N. General Assembly today. We also express deep concern about the attempts by a group of private water operators to undermine the independence of the Special Rapporteur and his work.

  19. Municipalize Europe! Transformative municipalities, the corona crisis recovery and the European Green Deal

    05 နိုဝင်ဘာလ 2020

    Municipalize Europe! is a unique opportunity to learn about the efforts of transformative cities during the COVID-19 crisis and the solutions that they are putting on the agenda for the social and economic recovery. This one day online event on 5 November is split into four sessions, please register below for each session you wish to attend. There will be simultaneous translation available in English, French and Spanish.

  20. Transforming towards energy democracies

    20 အောက်တိုဘာလ 2020

    Join the webinar Transforming Towards Energy Democracies - On The Local, Regional & National Level, organised by Transnational Institute (TNI) and Friends of the Earth Europe (FoEE) and in collaboration with the Transformative Cities coalition. You will hear three energy stories from around the world.

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