Connective Cities
Newsletter - Edition No. 23, November 2018

Dear readers,

After the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development  has signaled its willingness to further promote the city platform beyond 2018, the Connective Cities team has been busy planning the next phase of the project for quite some time. The exchange of experience and the development of practical solutions for sustainable urban development will be the focus of cooperation.

In order to meet your professional interests and needs for exchange in the best possible way, we will address a thematic call to German and international municipalities and municipal companies in the up-coming weeks.

Until then, we hope you enjoy your reading,

Your Connective Cities Team

Traffic calming measures for Belo Horizonte
Expert assignment to Brasil from 17th to 24th August 2018

Practitioners from the city of Belo Horizonte in Brasil received advice on traffic engineering from German experts in the framework of an expert assignment. Following the development of a project draft in 2017 at a Connective Cities event, Belo Horizonte is planning a pilot project of traffic calming measures and got further support through the assignment.

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Municipal know-how for Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey
Study tours and project workshops in Krefeld, Hamm and Cologne, September and October 2018

From expert exchange to partnership projects: German, Lebanese, Jordanian and Turkish municipalities have developed several bilateral project ideas in the field of integrated district development, local economic development and waste management at three project workshops in Germany.

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Digital Strategies and the Smart City Journey
Dialogue event from 23rd to 25th October 2018 in Nuremberg, Germany

At the invitation of Connective Cities and the City of Nuremberg, 35 international municipal practitioners spent three days discussing digitalisation strategies for cities. "The Smart City concept is a journey," summarises Dr. Lee from Taipei.

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Good practice: how does it work and where
Financially sustainable, resource-saving, innovative
Waste management of household waste in the Hanseatic City of Rostock

Almost all of the municipal waste produced in Rostock is recycled or used to generate energy. Using various technical processes, waste is recycled and recyclable materials are recovered. Fees are thereby kept as low as possible.

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Workshop video: Backgrounds and results
Strategies for Resilient and Liveable Urban District Development
Practitioners' Workshop from 17-19 April 2018 in Amman, Jordan

Existing project ideas based on the Urban Nexus Approach were further developed in the workshop, which was carried in the framework of the Municipal Know-How Initiative for the Middle East. The video shows the background and results of the event.

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Conference participation
Africities Summit 2018, 20-23 November 2018 in Marrakech, Morocco

To enhance networks and sharing of expertise on urban development in Africa, Connective Cities participates in the 8th Edition of the Africities Summit in which over 5.000 participants aim to address major questions related to the implementation of the 2063 Vision of Africa and the challenges for municipal development.

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Finding experts - registering as an expert
The expert database of the Connective Cities web portal facilitates networking of municipal professionals from Germany and other countries worldwide, interested in a global exchange of their expertise. 
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Good Practices
Practical examples from experts for experts
Benefit from our constantly growing collection of successful projects for sustainable urban development, through using it as an inspiration and learning from the experience of practitioners.
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Dockless bikes: Green revolution or public parasite?

Critics have complained about the number of dockless vehicles left vandalised or dumped in public.


Global Urban Mobility Challenge 2019

The Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI) calls for participants of the Global Urban Mobility Challenge 2019.


"It’s all One Water"

Utilities, trade organizations and equipment providers are pushing to innovate urban water reuse as a tool to bolster water supply reliability in the face of numerous uncertainties.


Integrated urban mobility in Malmö, Sweden

Due to a radical change from traditional car-oriented urban planning Malmö has become Sweden’s number one bicycle city. SUTP shows 360° views of the award-winning mobility concept.


Multi-Level Climate Governance Supporting Local Action

2018 - Instruments enhancing climate change mitigation and adaptation at the local level

Kampala: Rebuilding Public Sector Legitimacy with a New Approach to Sanitation Services

2018 - Towards a More Equal City

World Cities Day 2018

2018 - Concept Note - Building Sustainable and Resilient Cities

What a Waste 2.0

2018 - A Global Snapshot of Solid Waste Management to 2050

Alternative Solutions to Forced Evictions and Slum Demolitions

2018 - At least 2 million people in the world are forcibly evicted every year.


20/11/2018 to 24/11/2018 // Morocco - Marrakech

Africities Summit 2018

The Transition Towards Sustainable Cities and Territories: Role of Local and Regional Governments of Africa

26/11/2018 to 27/11/2018 // Italy - Padova

Cities, territories and the struggles for human rights: a 2030 perspective

International Conference at the University of Padova

04/12/2018 to 05/12/2018 // Austria - Vienna

Housing for All. Affordable Housing in Growing Cities in Europe

„Which legal and financial conditions are necessary in Europe to increase investment in affordable housing?“

05/12/2018 to 07/12/2018 // Italy - Rome

2nd International Conference on Green Urbanism

The Periphery as a Catalyst for Energy and Skills

Good Practices
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