Our Mission

Connective Cities promotes the worldwide exchange of municipal expertise and, with its services, supports peer learning and collegial consultation between German and international urban practitioners as well as the development of joint projects. The aim is to network urban actors from administration, politics as well as from business, science and civil society with each other at a high professional level.

Through dialogue and learning programmes such as workshops, training courses and study tours German and international know-how is mobilised and experiences are shared. The presentation of Good Practices enables practitioners to learn from one another. In discussions, colleagues offer advice on options to address topical challenges that practitioners face. Common project ideas point to approaches to the development of innovative solutions.

In this manner, experience gained by urban actors in Africa, Latin America, Asia and Europe in sustainable urban development is disseminated and contributed to international learning processes. The efficiency of municipal actors is further strengthened, and at the same time, the potential for initiative in German international cooperation is promoted.

The continuous orientation of the International Community of Practice for Sustainable Urban Development on sharing of practice-oriented experience via effective and applied solutions supports a learning process that consistently draws on practice and creates new synergies. Connective Cities acts as a facilitator, mediator and moderator of these processes. In addition, the process is supported virtually by the Connective Cities Web Portal.

You can find a detailed description of what we offer under "Peer Learning".

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A guide through our dialogue events

From project ideas to change processes