On 9 December 2022, the Transformative Cities Initiative will announce which four initiatives received the most popular support for each category and are thus the recipients of the Transformative Cities 2022 People’s Choice Award.
Join us for this unique global celebration of transformative practices!

One representative per winner initiative will join the finale to discuss the opportunities and challenges for transforming our local contexts and addressing the global challenges we are facing.

This exceptional event will be hosted by Shaun Matsheza, the Transnational Institute’s coordinator of the State of Power Podcast series.
These are the finalists―who will win the Transformative Cities People’s Choice Award?

In the category Water:
-Isla Urbana – Rainwater harvesting in Mexico City’s marginalized neighborhoods (Mexico City, Mexico)
-Million wells for Bengaluru (Bengaluru, India)
-Keep water in public hands! (Yaounde, Cameroon)

In the category Energy:
-No Bicycle, No Planet (Guazapa, El Salvador)
-Valencia walks towards the future: the cycling revolution in Valencia (Valencia, Spain)
-100% renewable energy for Gaza (Gaza, Palestine)

In the category Housing:
-Social, cultural, and economic empowerment in Bukit Duri Urban Kampung reconstruction (Jakarta, Indonesia)
-Entrepatios (Madrid, Spain)
-Kirtipur Sambriddha Awas – relocation of road construction project affected slum dwellers (Kirtipur, Nepal)

In the category Food:
-Women for Food Sovereignty in Cochabamba (Cochabamba, Bolivia)
-Building the movement for agroecological urban gardening to ensure food sovereignty (Penang, George Town, Malaysia)
-Sahaja Aharam: linking urban consumers to rural producers (Hyderabad, India)