Transforming Municipal Processes and Structures Towards the Local Energy Transition

May 18, 2017
14:00  -  16:30 at the Okanagan Room

Embarking on a community energy transition is a complex process that requires municipal structures and process to be transformed. It requires new ways of communicating, cooperating, and thinking creatively as a municipal team. Assuming that (local) governments, politicians, and other municipal actors can be more risk averse than risk savvy, how do these agents perceive and understand the transformation process and their respective roles in the local energy transition? This interactive session will draw upon lessons of modern soccer—understood as a process of endlessly creating opportunities—and lessons from Freiburg, a pioneering and “green” German city.

Session Category :  Intent to Action Workshop