Termine Details

22.04.2020 bis 24.04.2020 // Germany - Berlin

Urban Gardening

Call for participants - Connective Cities Dialogue Event

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Connective Cities and the Berlin districts of Mitte, Pankow, Tempelhof-Schöneberg, Charlottenburg-
Wilmersdorf and Lichtenberg invite municipal practitioners to the Dialogue Event on Urban Gardening
to be held in Berlin, Germany from 22nd to 24th April 2020.

The event is geared towards both German and international municipal actors working on different
aspects of urban gardening and its inclusion in city development strategies and plans.

Urban gardening is becoming a more and more important issue when talking about sustainable urban
development. Stakeholders’ objectives to promote urban gardening are multi-layered: For a greener city, for social inclusion and integration, for winning back public space, for supporting climate-proofing urban development. Urban gardens are part of a livable, lively and sustainable urban society. Furthermore urban gardening is a cross-cutting issue that calls for the involvement of stakeholders across sectors and therefore should be addressed with a cross-departmental approach and incorporated at different levels in the urban development plans and projects of cities.

Thematic focus of the dialogue event

In order to be able to discuss the broad field of urban gardening at a practical level, the Connective Cities
dialogue event in Berlin will focus on three specific aspects:

  • Anchoring urban gardening in the city (urban planning, city-wide concepts)
  • Social and intercultural learning in urban nature
  • Urban agriculture and regional value creation chains

Objectives of the dialogue event

The aim of the exchange is to get to know best practice examples from municipalities with different local conditions. Here, the interest is mainly in pragmatic solutions and approaches that can be applied or adapted to the different regional contexts. Furthermore the event will offer a platform to discuss the challenges around the theme of urban gardening and support municipalities in developing new joint project ideas among peers that can be further implemented in the respective home communities or in the framework of existing or new thematic municipal partnerships.

Participation and contact

If you wish to participate and actively contribute to the dialogue event with a project you are planning or implementing that fits in the thematic focus of event, we warmly invite you to apply for a participant spot at the event.

If you have any queries about the event and the participation process, we encourage you to contact us. Alexander Wagner, alexander.wagner(at)engagement-global.de, +49 (0)228-20717-455

Further Information: Call for participants [pdf, 377 kb, 4 pages]