ARTS (Accelerating and Rescaling Transitions to Sustainability) was a three year long research project, funded by the European Commission through the FP7 programme, which ran from 2013 to 2016. Its main aim was to understand how transition initiatives can accelerate sustainability transitions in the five European city-regions of Brighton, Budapest, Dresden, Genk, and Stockholm. The objective of ARTS is to benefit policy, practice and theory and create opportunities for (social and governance) innovation by coupling, rescaling and accelerating sustainability initiatives in European city-regions. The ARTS consortium consisted of 10 partners from 10 European countries.
More information from the project website