Urban Alternatives is launched by a collaboration of different actors which are united in their efforts to create a more democratic, just and sustainable world. This map seeks to highlight initiatives that work towards this goal. Proposal for initiatives not listed yet can be made directly on the website. This process is open to new collaborations.


Grenoble Water

Socio-Ecological Transformation

This initiative established the remunicipalization of water and served as inspiration for cities across France. It is significant because Grenoble is a pioneer in the remunicipalisation of water in France, which has enabled the city to rebuild a more efficient and democratic public service. The city currently has a social tariff and resource efficiency programme, which is part of a global process regarding the governance of the commons. The main effect has been the City of Paris’s decision to remunicipalise its service a few years after Grenoble did.

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