Urban Journalism Institute
Municipal Times Journal


During the plenary session on 15 June 2023, participants at the Brussels Urban Summit were asked two questions. Here are the results:   

What does “city climate leadership” mean to you? 

Responsibility, action, commitment, innovation, political will or take sustainable actions were the concepts mentioned most.  

Which (radical) action would have the highest impact in your city? 
Participants mentioned several ideas: 

Energy efficiency for all buildings in 5 years. 
Campaign to reduce consumption in general. 
Radically reduce car use in the city. 
Prioritise public transport. 
Positive land use (restore and rewild more nature than what is used for building). 
Better use and storage of water. 
Prioritize public space. 
Feminist approach.