Networking for Just Sustainability Transitions

Tuesday 15 Nov 2022, 14:00 - 16:15
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What is the role of translocal networking for just sustainability transitions? And which networks engage in making our world more just and sustainable? In this 2-hour online event, you can join other makers and thinkers to tackle the economic, ecological and social challenges of our times. Speakers from different perspectives will share their experiences with networking for sustainability transitions before we dive collectively into co-producing knowledge on a range of different translocal networks for the Wiki knowledge commons.  The event is part of the event series on Just Sustainability Transitions

Panel discussion: the role of translocal networking in just sustainability transitions 

During this event, we will discuss the relevance of translocal networking for justice and sustainability and the diversity of networks and forms of networking in different societal domains. These discussions will be fuelled by inputs by amongst others Duncan Crowley from the ECOLISE network sharing his practical expertise and Dr. Corinna Hölzl-Verwiebe from the Humboldt University Berlin sharing her knowledge from research into the role of networking for housing commons. 

Wiki tutorial for translocal networks

Wikithon for just sustainability transitions 

Moving on from these discussions, we will become hands-on and together engage in creating and sharing knowledge about translocal networking as part of a Wikithon. This is a workshop, where we collectively, and in teams, will add and edit pages to the Wiki on Sustainable and Just Cities, which is an open-ended online collaborative database and knowledge source. The idea is to add multiple networks working on justice and sustainability in cities, that the participants are aware of, as pages to the Wiki. By working in teams of five, there is enough room for exchange and discussion amongst each other. The JUSTRA team will guide you through the process.  

The resulting database may serve several purposes: to inform networks about the existence of other similarly minded networks they can collaborate with, for initiatives to learn and be inspired in their own processes of network formation, and for researchers to explore the breadth and depth of translocal networking for just sustainability transitions.  

Wiki on Sustainable and Just Cities



Flow of the event 

14:00 - 14:15 

Walk-in and introduction 

14:15 - 14:45 

Panel discussion 

  • Dr. Corinna Hölzl-Verwiebe: The role of translocal networks for the spreading of community-led housing in Europe.  
  • Liteboho Makhele: The Role of the South African Cities Network (SACN) in Conditioning Cities for Cooperative Governance for the Just Urban Transition. 
  • Duncan Crowley: Working at ECOLISE, a network of networks, and the role of networking for just sustainability transitions. (to be determined) 

14:45 - 15:10 

Plenary Q&A  

15:10 - 15:15 


15:20 - 16:05 

Wikithon: getting into action 

16:05 - 16:15 

Closing and looking ahead 


The JUSTRA Cities Network project of the Vital Cities & Citizens (VCC) initiative in collaboration with the Dutch Research Institute for Transitions (DRIFT).  


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Publication series on Just Sustainability Transitions

Read blogs, event reports and other contributions at our publication series page, where we explore the intersections of justice, sustainability and transformative change. 

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