Network in Latin America

Our network

The goal of the Connective Cities network in Latin America is to provide a platform for municipal actors and urban practitioners to exchange experiences in the region and to facilitate cooperation between German and international cities.

As a member of the network, you not only contribute to the dissemination of proven solutions and concepts of sustainable urban development, but also benefit from jointly developed approaches to local challenges and the initiation of joint projects.

By involving different actors and their good practices and experiences, local strategies and approaches can be reviewed with a fresh perspective and new innovative ideas can be taken up in urban change projects.

In order to ensure a broad spectrum of expertise, the network is therefore not limited to experts from local governments and their associations, but also includes actors from politics, the private sector, non-governmental organizations and academia.

Personal network meetings and workshops as well as virtual seminars are planned as exchange formats.

Our focus

While climate change is a global challenge, adaptation to its effects takes place mainly locally. In Latin America, the temperature increases expected as a result of climate change are between 2 - 6 %. In cities, the resulting effects are manifested in different forms and intensities - Latin American cities are particularly threatened by flooding, heat waves and water shortages. Which city is affected and to what extent depends on various factors - often there are even great differences within a city.

Since these impacts affect various sectors, a cross-departmental and decentralized approach is necessary, which must be integrated into urban development plans at various levels. Climate adaptation is part of integrated urban development, which also considers synergies and conflicts with other challenges.

For this reason, the topic "climate-friendly and resilient urban development" is the first focus of Connective Cities in Latin America. Further focal points are based on regional needs. They range from crisis management and public service provision, inclusion and managing migration to livable neighborhood development and low carbon mobility concepts.

Our activities

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Interested? Would you also like to contribute your expertise? For further information, please contact Paulina Koschmieder, Connective Cities' regional coordinator for Latin America: paulina.koschmieder(at)


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Support for the "Encosta Verde" project in Morro da Boa Vista in Niterói, Brazil

Support for the "Encosta Verde" project in Morro da Boa Vista in Niterói, Brazil


Development of the project "Encosta Verde" - strengthening the security situation through risk…

Learning processes on municipal climate adaptation projects in Latin America

Learning processes on municipal climate adaptation projects in Latin America


Virtual expert assignments to Brazil and Colombia

Pandemic response in Aracaju, Brazil

Pandemic response in Aracaju, Brazil


Infection prevention, strategic crisis management and crisis communication

Interview with Hugo Salomão França: Crisis Communication

Interview with Hugo Salomão França: Crisis Communication


"Our technical-scientific way instead of political management was a fundamental approach during this…


Urban Gardening

20/04/2021 to 22/04/2021
Berlin, Germany

The concept of Urban Gardening, which emerged in the seventies in New York, Manhattan, describes a communal garden use…


Climate-proof and Resilient Urban Development

15/06/2020 to 27/06/2020
Lateinamerika - online

In view of the current situation worldwide, attendance formats for international meetings are neither sensible nor…


Good Practices

The EcoCentro in Quito


The city of Quito, being the capital of Ecuador, is home to important companies and the second most populated city, with…


Right of Way for Green Commuters in Belo Horizonte


Reducing car traffic in a municipality can be an uphill battle, and no one could know better than a hilly city as Belo…