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  • SHARECITY Research. This project uses innovative social science and collaborative research methods to explore the practices and sustainability potential of food sharing within cities.
  • SHARECITY100 Database. This map and database is part of the SHARECITY Research Project and showcases food sharing initiatives in 100 global cities.
  • URBACT: URBACT is an EU-funded program that aims “to foster sustainable integrated urban development in cities across Europe (...) its mission is to enable cities to work together and develop integrated solutions to common urban challenges by networking, learning from one another’s experiences, drawing lessons and identifying good practices to improve urban policies”. URBACT organizes around different thematic networks.
  • JPI Urban Europe is a knowledge hub for urban transitions. The aim of JPI is to address the global urban challenges of today with the ambition to develop a European research and innovation hub on urban matters and create European solutions by means of coordinated research (...) Our task is to connect public authorities, civil society, scientists, innovators, business and industry to provide a new environment for research and innovation. We offer experimental zones and long-term research infrastructures in a broad sense. Our mission is to develop knowledge, tools and platforms for dialogue on urban transitions”. In their strategic agenda strategic agenda they identify four pathways: 1) digital transition, 2) urban robustness, 3) urban infrastructures, and 4)inclusive public spaces.
  • Transformative Cities aims to connect and make visible transformative urban initiatives worldwide: “We believe that amplification of changes in different locations can help facilitate radical change on a global level; in other words, systemic transformation. Change in different forms is happening all over the world, and sometimes it is hard to know where to look. Transformative Cities can be seen as a telescope, to help navigate through the complex galaxy of struggles and radical change on a local level throughout the globe.”
  • Fearless Cities. The Fearless cities maps the global municipalist movement led by Barcelona en Comú in collaboration with other municipalist platforms. The municipalist movement shares the common goals of guarantee basic rights, protect the commons, feminize politics, end corruption, reduce inequalities, radicalize democracy.. They also share a common way of working: locally autonomous, open, citizen-led, horizontal and participatory. This is related to the approach Municipalities in Transition.
  • Transition case study database of pathways project “There are many case studies on local and regional transitions. Until now, an overview of such case studies was missing. This database allows for sharing information of previous European case studies in order to foster reuse of the knowledge gained in previous studies.”
  • Critical turning points database of TRANSIT project brings together insights from more than 80 social innovation initiatives. It features timelines of Critical Turning Points in social innovation initiatives of the networks TRANSIT analysed.
  • Urban Nature Atlas of the Naturvation project. The atlas ontains 1000 examples of Nature-Based Solutions from across 100 European cities.
  • OPPLA is an EU Repository of Nature-Based Solutions. The repository offers a ‘knowledge marketplace’, ‘community’ and ‘open platform’ for people with diverse needs and interests - from science, policy and practice.
  • Civics (mostly in Spanish and Portuguese]. CIVICS is a civic innovation map developed o by citizens from across Ibero-America. "It is a digital, self-mapping tool in geolocated address book format, where you can find and add all the civic innovation happening in our cities, locate their associated events and take part in them".
  • The SUSY-map is a collaboration of SUSY and the mapping collective TransforMap increasing the visibility of the Social and Solidarity Economy in Europe and worldwide.
  • Rescoop-EU. This is a digital map showing European examples of groups or cooperatives of citizens working on renewable energy, energy efficiency and e-mobility.
  • Community Lovers Guide is an open source platform supported by a large group of editors that showcases local imaginative projects. The websites presents a number of collections per city.
  • Agriculturas Colectivas. This is a map (in Spanish) of 112 people or networks that promote participatory construction of the urban environment (focus on architecture and activism)
  • 100 resilient cities. More a network than a database this movement is initiated by the Rockefeller Foundation with the aim to promote action by city authorities towards urban resilience, including creation of city resilience plans. Urban resilience is described as “the capacity of individuals, communities, institutions, businesses, and systems within a city to survive, adapt, and grow no matter what kinds of chronic stresses and acute shocks they experience”.


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