Connective Cities
Newsletter - special edition 04 | 2017

Dear readers,

In the current issue of our Newsletter we are happy to announce – Connective Cities is refreshed, reloaded and relaunched! We are aiming on new heights with a new design of our webportal, its updated and broadened practice-oriented sections and even a new look of our newsletter. Feel free to explore all the advancements that we have prepared for you!

We can ensure you that our web-portal gives now a much better overview of all news, current and planned activities of Connective Cities as well as provides all necessary details about our work. The documentations for single Dialogue Events as well as Good Practices in general are now presented in a structured, clear and intuitively understandable manner.

We wish you an exciting journey through the updated content, hope on pleasant experiences with the new design and look forward to your feedback!

Your Connective Cities Team


„Municipal know-how for the Middle East”
Planning integrated solid waste management, composting, waste sorting
Study tour and project workshop on solid waste management for Jordanian municipalities

Under the initiative „Municipal know-how for the Middle East”, the International Community of Practice Connective Cities organized from March 27 to 31, 2017 a study tour to Germany for the representatives of Jordanian communities. Visiting various waste management facilities in North Rhine-Westphalia, participants got an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the solid waste management industry in Germany.

In a course of the following Practitioners’ Workshop, cooperation projects between German communal enterprises and Jordanian municipalities have been planned. In addition, the parties have reached an agreement with regard to specific steps necessary for establishing a possible project-related partnership. 

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Connective Cities’ web-platform is in the new garment - from a technical point of view it features the latest trends in web-development, adapting automatically to a user’s device. The home page provides a much better overview of the news as well as current and future activities of Connective Cities, and also gives extensive information about the essence and focus of our work. The expanded services offer is now more precisely described and documented. Last, but not the least, there are two innovations that we are especially proud of – the documentation pieces for both Dialogue Events and Good Practices stand out in their visual appearance and clarity of the content. We made it with a special message in mind, namely, that sustainable urban development is not a “rocket science”, but a continuous process, driven by dedicated people and for people.


Municipal services
New thematic focus of Connective Cities

Municipal services are among the core tasks of a municipality and its municipal companies and represent a tangible and direct link with its citizens.

The access to municipal services and the quality of their provision strongly influence the social, economic and environmental performance of a city as well as its urban development. 

Connective Cities formally introduced this new thematic area with dialogue events in Germany as well as project workshops in Sub-Saharan Africa and Jordan in 2016. Energy supply, public transport and transport, waste and recycling, together with water supply and sanitation, are topics now complementing the broad thematic spectrum of activities of the International Community of Practice for Sustainable Urban Development and intensifying its cooperation with municipal companies.

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Events and more...
Sustainable urban mobility: strategies and pathways
19 - 21 June 2017 in Bremen, Germany
Connective Cities” invites, in cooperation with the City of Bremen, municipal acteurs and experts to the dialogue event "Sustainable urban mobility: strategies and pathways towards more efficient, inclusive and environmentally sustainable cities" to showcase good practices and identify concrete challenges and needs. Applications are welcome!
A vision for sustainable low carbon mobility
12 - 14 July 2017 in Chiang Mai, Thailand
Connective Cities organizes a local project planning workshop on the topic of Low Carbon Mobility Planning in Chiang Mai, Thailand. It aims to develop a long-term vision for a sustainable mobility, e.g. in the area of e-mobility, promotion of cycling as well as integration of various modes of transport, and to plan its implementation in concrete steps.
Urban renewal in the historic town centre
17 - 20 July 2017 in Jakarta, Indonesia
Connective Cities in cooperation with global network of local and regional authorities United Cities and Local Governments Asia-Pacific organizes a local project planning workshop on Urban Renewal in the Historic Town Centre of Jakarta. It is also aimed on supporting Jakarta’s application to UNESCO for recognizing its old city as the World Heritage Site.
In memory of  Carl Goerdeler's municipal governance work, Carl and Anneliese Goerdeler Foundation has established since 2015 an annual “Award for municipal governance” to recognize outstanding practical achievements of municipal administrations in Europe. 
Application is open until the 15th of August, 2017
Finding experts - registering as an expert
The expert database of the Connective Cities web portal facilitates networking of municipal professionals from Germany and other countries worldwide, interested in a global exchange of their expertise. 
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Good Practices
Practical examples from experts for experts
Benefit from our constantly growing collection of successful projects for sustainable urban development, through using it as an inspiration and learning from the experience of practitioners.
Connective Cities now on facebook
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In addition to all the innovations Connective Cities has launched a Facebook page!
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