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Climate Proofing Urban Development

2020 - Documentation of the Connective Cities Dialogue Event from 3 to 5 September 2019, Dortmund, Germany


Burkhard Vielhaber


Connective Cities


The impacts of climate change include extreme weather events such as heavy rainfalls, severe thunderstorms, prolonged droughts and heat waves. These impacts pose major challenges for cities around the world. Although climate change is a global challenge, adapting to its impacts is largely a local process.

Almost 30 local practitioners from 12 cities, 10 countries and four continents accepted the invitation of Connective Cities and the City of Dortmund to a dialogue event on the topic of ‘Climate proofing urban development’, which took place from 3 to 5 September 2019 in Dortmund, Germany. This report documents the discussed good practices, solution approaches and developed project ideas.


Connective Cities Documentation Integrated urban development Sustainable mobility Public space Cities and climate change Local economic development Green Urban Economy



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