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.
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.
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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)giz.de
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