Interview with Flavia Boghiu (City of Brasov), Ann Cloet (City of Mouscron) and Giorgia Silvestri (DRIFT)
If you want to trigger big change in a city you essentially need 2 things: a great deal of political will and people in the administration who know how to go about it. Such a massive change is underway in the cities of Brasov in Romania and in Mouscron in Belgium. Both cities have been working with the so-called “transition management” approach which should make them carbon-neutral by 2050. This quite recent methodology offers concrete steps to improve rather than invent public services from scratch. For this episode I was joined by Vice-Mayor Flavia Boghiu from Brasov, Ann Cloet, who is Vice-Mayor of Mouscron and transition management expert Giorgia Silvestri from the research institute DRIFT. Flavia, Ann and Giorgia explain how, in the past 3 years, city services were redesigned in view of even stronger sustainable energy and climate actions on the ground.