The Transatlantic Cities Lab (TCL) on Urban Metabolism and Sustainability pursues the aim of supporting Torino’s policy deployment and innovation on this field as a means to achieve the city’s climate goals. For this, The German Marshall Fund of the United States, supported by the Compagnia di San Paolo of Torino, will convene a one-year transatlantic peer-to-peer learning workshops between the city of Torino and the city of Oakland (California) and Portland (Oregon), as well as experts and practitioners in the U.S. and Europe experienced in leading the energy transformation on the local scale. Under this framework, participants will share their expertise on four priority areas of climate action in Torino (sustainable mobility, waste reduction, food policy and energy) for the city to reinvent its development pathways and core metabolism.
The specific nature and frequency of the TCL cooperation during the one year period will be developed in coordination with the city of Torino and based on the synergies and mutual interest of the experts and “champion” cities following the kick off workshop. These activities may include a study tour to a “champion” city by a delegation from Torino, as well as additional workshops with experts and peers in Torino.