Europe is on a mission to decarbonise — starting with cities and communities by 2030. With a new and more ambitious approach, Slovenia could be at the forefront of this opportunity and harnessing the benefits that come with it.

In this article, we share highlights from analysis undertaken by Material…


Key Opportunities in the European Landscape

Introduction

Through the Thriving Communities initiative, we help committed and ambitious communities to create mission-led change - change that demonstrates it is possible to ‘do what must be done’ in order to meet our challenges, harness opportunities, and thrive in the 21st century.

In this article we outline opportunities for working…


What We Do and Why We Do It

This article gives an overview of the Thriving Communities initiative and why we do what we do.

Creative community reuse of industrial site in Olomouc, Czech Republic

What We Do

Thriving Communities helps committed and ambitious communities to create mission-led change change that demonstrates it is possible to ‘do what must be done’ in order to meet our challenges, harness opportunities, and…


How we are aligning capital to the scale and speed of investment needed

Skopje

The Transformation Challenge We Face

If we are all to thrive in the 21st century, then our communities are still not changing at the speed and in the direction needed. The Thriving Communities initiative aims to turn this trend around.

Europe is rightly pivoting towards a much more mission-led approach to the change we need…


How we are aligning capital to the scale and speed of investment needed

The Transformation Challenge We Face

If we are all to thrive in the 21st century, then our communities are still not changing at the speed and in the direction needed.

Europe is rightly pivoting towards a much more mission-led approach to the change we need — with the Mission Boards reporting their recommendations and a…


Are you working to change your community for the better? This story is for you.

Do you support passionate changemakers across different communities? This story is for you too.

This story of a ‘community transformation tree’ illustrates what I think is needed to make radical change happen - change that will benefit everyone as we meet the challenges of our time.

It is based on…


Change is hard. Especially radical change that really delivers greater equity, justice and shared prosperity.

Follow this link to an article in which I describe 12 critical enablers of change.

These 12 enablers, sitting across four key areas, are drawn from my team’s collective experience of what needs to be done well for any community to be successful in undertaking transformational change initiatives.

This can be used as both an action design and evaluation tool. I hope you find it useful.


The cities of Skopje (North Macedonia), Križevci (Croatia), Maribor (Slovenia), Niš (Serbia) and Sarajevo (Bosnia & Herzegovina) are working towards an ambitious mission:

To make these cities into some of the best possible places in Europe to live, work and visit by 2025.

These five cities share similar cultural references, language and geographic context. Their region is one of tremendous natural and human assets, with each city having treasured mountains…


Thriving Communities is supporting the cities of Skopje (North Macedonia), Križevci (Croatia), Maribor (Slovenia), Niš (Serbia) and Sarajevo (Bosnia & Herzegovina) towards an ambitious mission:

To make these cities into some of the best possible places in Europe to live, work and visit by 2025 — and climate-neutral by 2030.

These five cities share similar cultural references, language and geographic context. Their region is one of tremendous natural and human assets, with each city having…


In this post I tell two possible stories of the community of Sončna Vas’. These are designed to illustrate the importance of working comprehensively through a set of ‘enablers of change’ if any community is to be really successful in transforming into inclusive, equitable and healthy places to live.

Tim Taylor

I specialise in supporting communities to develop and deliver transformational social, economic and environmental change initiatives.

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