Dialogue events and practitioners' workshops

Core elements for sharing experiences and a basis for the development of project ideas

The Connective Cities dialogue events and workshops for practitioners are core elements of exchange between municipal practitioners in the Community of Practice in the thematic field of sustainable urban development.  A practice-oriented exchange of experiences on effective solutions and approaches opens up new learning opportunities that are processed by and then fed into the Community of Practice. This generates a learning cycle that reinforces itself while simultaneously creating new synergies among participants. These event formats frequently become the starting points for long-term, multilateral learning processes. The latter, in their turn, forge local change projects.

For the running of international dialogue events, Connective Cities has developed an approach that is both participatory and practice-oriented. This enables identification and dissemination of Good Practices, and lays foundations for future project activities leading to innovative solutions for sustainable urban development. This methodological approach is described in detail in the Guide to our dialogue events.

In the following, you will find detailed documentations on the dialogue events and practitioners workshops that have been run so far.

From practice

The Voice of the Cities

09/07/2018 to 11/07/2018
Gereonstraße 18-32, Köln

As cities become more important, so do their associations: Local Government Associations are more and more recognized...


Inclusive cities: towards an urban and social development for all

07/05/2018 to 09/05/2018
Bonn, Germany

Urbanisation is one of the 21st century’s most transformative trends: it is estimated that the proportion of urban...


Strengthening Local Economic Development in Lebanon – from Strategy to Action

26/04/2018 to 28/04/2018
Radisson BLU Martinez Hotel Ain El Mreysseh Beirut Lebanon

In the framework of the “Municipal know-how for host communities in the Middle-East programme”, the international...