Network in Germany

Our network

Building on its pool of experts, the German network of Connective Cities brings together German urban practitioners who are willing to share their technical expertise with their international colleagues and exchange their experiences in Germany and in the world regions. Exchange formats are personal network meetings and workshops as well as virtual webinars.



Our focus

Connective Cities in Germany

The focus of our work changes annually and is based on the needs of German cities as well as partner cities worldwide. They range from waste management and climate adaptation, to inclusion and dealing with migration, to liveable neighbourhood development and low carbon mobility concepts.


Get involved?!

Interested? Would you also like to contribute your expertise? For further information, please contact Ricarda Meissner, ricarda.meissnder(at), Connective Cities Project Manager at GIZ, or Thiago Garcia, Thiago.Garcia(at) , Connective Citites Project Manager at the Service Agency Communities in One World of Engagement Global.

Our activities


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Six municipalities join forces to combat increasing heat in cities

Six municipalities join forces to combat increasing heat in cities


Since summer 2023, six municipalities from Germany, Kenya, Egypt, Morocco, and Ukraine have been…

Working group Kickoff: Women’s leadership in municipalities

Working group Kickoff: Women’s leadership in municipalities


‘Women for women, and men are allies.’


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2nd Hands on Public Buildings

2nd Hands on Public Buildings

24/09/2024 - 26/09/2024

Call for participation in the dialogue event on the reuse of modernist public buildings from the…


Climate-friendly construction with organic and recycled materials

13/11/2023 to 15/11/2023
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research , Potsdam, Germany

Steel and concrete are the most widely-used construction materials around the world, but producing and using them in…


For more than one night: Emergency accommodation for evacuees

20/03/2023 to 22/03/2023

Municipalities are often well prepared to accommodate evacuees in the short term. However, if those affected cannot…


Good practices

Lörrach plans Germany’s first timber-built commercial area


There is more than enough wood available in the town of Lörrach and its proximity to the Black Forest. The idea was born…


Tackling the challenges of municipal waste management


Padang is a city of over one million inhabitants located on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. The Arau River flowing…