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Connective Cities
NEWSLETTER - EDITION NO. 26, May 2019

Dear readers,

Right into the 3rd phase of Connective Cities that started in April, we are preparing for further dialogues among urban practitioners both in Germany and in some of the world regions. First topics for practitioner workshops have already been identified, and others will follow soon.

During this phase, we also aim to intensify Connective Cities’ international network management by placing regional managers in some locations who will support urban practitioners to link up with each other, sharing their experience and know how. We will also reach out to German practitioners more regularly by means of special network events. 

We wish you an exciting reading,

Your Connective Cities Team

Review
Reducing Air Pollution
An expert mission from 11 – 13 March 2019 in Kragujevac, Serbia

An expert mission by two German urban practitioners from the cities of Hagen and Heidelberg took place from March 11 – 13, 2019 to support local practitioners in Kragujevac to elaborate a concept to establish a clean air zone in the city.

During a workshop experts and local stakeholders together identified key issues on how to trigger change towards sustainable urban mobility in Kragujevac. Interventions will have to focus on legal aspects as well as on establishing a strategic process that involves decision-makers as well as service providers and civic initiatives.

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INSIGHTS
GOOD PRACTICES: HOW DOES IT WORK AND WHERE
Cleverly threaded
How the old textile capital Bocholt weaves an industrial wasteland into urban city planning

The urban development project KuBAaI succeeds in anchoring the important dimensions of sustainability, social and environmentally compatible development, in the cityscape. Urban cohesion has benefited from the exemplary participatory planning process and strengthens Bocholt's identity on the basis of its industrial heritage. 

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Municipal action in times of migration and integration
The integration management of the city of Osnabrück

Osnabrück, as a city of peace, lives the guiding principle "peace as a task - committed to peace" and is proud of their lived diversity – immigrants have been part of the citizens for decades. Maintaining the inner cohesion of a highly diverse city society is a great challenge. This is precisely where the concept of the city of Osnabrück has all relevant actors in mind.

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Experts for project partnerships
SKEW/GIZ PROMOTING THE USE OF Experts IN MUNICIPAL PARTNERSHIPS
The offer is aimed at interested city or project partnerships

With the programme "Experts for Municipal Partnerships Worldwide" (FKPW), experts can be deployed for two to four years in partner communities in the global South in order to implement joint projects and strengthen the partnership. All about the prerequisites and funding opportunities.

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Outlook
New topics in 2019 for Connective Cities in Germany
Results of the call for themes for German cities and municipal enterprises

Three topics were selected for the start of the third phase of Connective Cities:

  • "Climate proofing urban development" in cooperation with the City of Dortmund
  • "Contribution of municipal waste management to solving the problem of plastic waste" in cooperation with Stadtreinigung Hamburg
  • "Urban Gardening - from urban agriculture to regional value chains" in cooperation with Berlin city districts
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Improving public service delivery at local level
DIALOGUE EVENT, 20 - 22 AUGUST 2019 IN HARARE, ZIMBABWE

The event offers a platform for the exchange of good practices and for the joint development of innovative project ideas. Aim: a participative, responsible and transparent management of municipal services. These project ideas should support areas such as water and wastewater, waste management and transport in sub-Saharan African cities.
Are you interested? Then take a look at our call for participants.

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Connect
Experts
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.
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News

13/05/2019

Gangs to gardens: Kenyan youth shun crime to create green spaces

People's Park was a dumping site and a crime hotspot in Nairobi, now it's been transformed into a well-manicured park and a popular spot for residents to meet and play

03/05/2019

Revitalizing “sick” buildings

Making the urban fabric of the city safe and sustainable - a good practice published by use

29/04/2019

Urban Transformations: In Tanzania’s Capital, Safer Children Mean Better Neighborhoods

About the city’s bold new strategy to become a global leader in blockchain technology by Jonathan Andrews in Cities Today

24/04/2019

Reclaiming the Streets

Addis Ababa, Other African Cities Launch Car-Free Days - an article by Iman Abubaker published in The City Fix

09/05/2019

Minister Mueller nominates ambassadors for local development policy

The BMZ ambassadors will mobilise new municipalities and municipal enterprises for development policy and deepen existing commitment.

30/04/2019

Eight European cities showcase how they turn waste into a resource

UrbanWINS cities' pilot actions to prevent and manage waste as a resource

26/04/2019

German Mobility Prize to be awarded

How can we make mobility even more intelligent? Municipalities and other stakeholders can submit their projects until 19 May 2019.

12/04/2019

European cities to slash carbon emissions by 40 percent

Global efforts to limit rising temperatures - an article published by Adam Pitt in Cities Today

Publications

Legal aspects of the development engagement of municipal enterprises

2019 - Dialog Global, Issue No. 52 [in German]

Urban Transitions Alliance Roadmaps

2019 - Sustainability Transition Pathways from Industrial Legacy Cities

Guadalajara: Revisiting Public Space Interventions through the Via RecreActiva

2019 - Case Study for the World Resources Report "Towards a more equal city"

Addressing Urban and Human Settlement Issues in National Adaptation Plans

2019 - A Supplement to the UNFCCC Technical Guidelines on the National Adaptation Plan Process

Culture in City Reconstruction and Recovery

2018 - Position Paper of UNESCO and World Bank

Events

20/05/2019 to 21/05/2019 // Belgium - Antwerpen

Children in the sustainable city

Child in the City international seminar

22/05/2019 to 24/05/2019 // Norway - Oslo

URBAN FUTURE Global Conference

#UFGC19 - Europe’s largest event for sustainable cities.

09/06/2019 to 12/06/2019 // Sweden - Stockholm

UITP Global Public Transport Summit 2019

The Art of Public Transport

25/06/2019 to 25/06/2019 // Germany - Bonn

European Urban Resilience Forum

Building urban resilience and developing strategies for local climate change adaptation.

26/06/2019 to 28/06/2019 // Germany - Bonn

Resilient Cities 2019

The 10th Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation

 
 
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