02 Dec 2014

How much information is enough? Mapping transition initiatives discussed in Milan


ARTS second Transition Talk took place in Milan on 02 December 2014, as a side event of the Renaturing Cities conference (Milan, 1-2 December 2014). The Talk focused on how to find transition initiatives in your city and how to use this knowledge to accelerate urban sustainability transitions.

The European Conference on Renaturing Cities: Systemic Urban Governance for Social Cohesion aimed to inspire Research and Innovation policies on sustainable urban development by bringing together scientists, policy makers, the business sector and representatives of the civil society.

The main focus was on multilevel governance for urban and peri-urban areas and in particular on the relation between supranational, national and sub-national scales. In this respect, there is a need to pay more strategic attention to the complex interaction between the territory, economy, sovereignty and citizenship. Therefore, new instruments of urban governance based on a strong public-private partnership were explored in order to facilitate the interplay between policy-making, market-driven actions and grassroots initiatives.

The conference was co-organized with the Municipality of Milan and the Scientific Committee for Milan EXPO 2015, under the auspices of the Italian Presidency of the Council of the EU.

Download conference rationale and agenda here:


Download the invitation to the side event on 02 December 2014: