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Erarbeitung eines Integrierten Digitalen Entwicklungskonzepts für das Nürnberger Areal „Lichtenreuth“

Die Stadt Nürnberg wurde als eine von zwölf Modellkommunen in Bayern vom Bayerischen Staatsministeriums für Wohnen, Bau und Verkehr im Rahmen des Modellprojekts “Smart Cities Smart Region” ausgewählt. Als Modellkommune hat sich Nürnberg zum Ziel gesetzt, für die zukunftsfähige Entwicklung des Areals Lichtenreuth ein Integriertes Digitales Entwicklungskonzept (IDEK) im Reallabor zu entwickeln.

Die Bürogemeinschaft Gauly & Volgmann (bgh.), vertreten durch Jochen Gauly und Felix Volgmann, hat gemeinsam mit ihren Partnern Damian Wagner-Herold, Horst Mentz, Peter Liebhart und Stefan Heinig den Zuschlag für dieses Projekt erhalten.

Bis Herbst 2022 wird das IDEK-Projektteam bgh. & Partner mit der Erarbeitung des IDEK “Reallabor Lichtenreuth” wichtige Grundsteine legen, den Stadtteil Lichtenreuth zu einem smarten und zukunftsfähigen lokalen Ökosystem mit Vorzeigecharakter für die Gesamtstadt und die Metropolregion zu entwickeln.

Das IDEK-Projektteam bgh. & Partner vereint Expertise aus den Bereichen Stadtentwicklung, Mobilität und Digitalisierung in Deutschland und im Ausland. Mit Führungserfahrung in der öffentlichen Verwaltung sowie Beratungsverständnis für Kommunen, Zivilgesellschaft und Ministerien weltweit freuen wir uns, die Stadt Nürnberg in der Umsetzung des Reallabors Lichtenreuth zu unterstützen.

Auftraggeberin: Stadt Nürnberg
Kooperationspartner: Damian Wagner-Herold, Horst Mentz, Peter Liebhart, Stefan Heinig

Zeitraum: 2021 – 2022

Durchführung des Projekts Global Nachhaltige Kommune mit zehn Kommunen in Baden-Württemberg zur Umsetzung der Agenda 2030

Durch eine Zusammenarbeit der Kommunalen Initiative Nachhaltigkeit mit der Servicestelle Kommunen in der Einen Welt (SKEW) wurde mit dem Projekt „Global Nachhaltige Kommune in Baden-Württemberg“ ein weiteres Angebot für Kommunen in Baden-Württemberg geschaffen. Das Projekt bietet zehn Kommunen die Möglichkeit, auf Grundlage der Agenda 2030 eine kommunale Nachhaltigkeitsstrategie zu entwickeln. Nachhaltigkeitsstrategien bieten Orientierung und sind die Grundlage für eine nachhaltige Entwicklung vor Ort und weltweit.

Die Bürogemeinschaft Gauly & Volgmann (bgh.), vertreten durch Jochen Gauly und Felix Volgmann, hat gemeinsam mit Luciana Maia den Zuschlag für dieses Projekt erhalten.

Das Projekt wird über einen einjährigen Zeitraum umgesetzt und beinhaltet folgende Maßnahmen: Einstiegs- und Orientierungsberatung für zehn Kommunen, Durchführung von Netzwerktreffen mit den Projektkommunen, Bestandsaufnahmen zu den Nachhaltigkeitsaktivitäten auf der Basis des sogenannten N!-Berichts für Kommunen in Baden-Württemberg sowie Moderation und Durchführung von verwaltungsinternen Fortbildungsveranstaltungen zur Integration der Agenda 2030 in die kommunale Praxis. Darüber hinaus unterstützt und berät die Arbeitsgemeinschaft die Kommunen bei der Entwicklung einer kommunalen Nachhaltigkeitsstrategie sowie der Durchführung von zwei Steuerungsgruppensitzungen zur Einbindung bei der Entwicklung des SDG-Handlungsprogramms.

Die zehn Projektkommunen sind Bad Säckingen, Bad Saulgau, Göppingen, Ilsfeld, Lahr, Landkreis Böblingen, Landkreis Karlsruhe, Laupheim, Ludwigsburg und Ravensburg.

Die SKEW führt das Projekt in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Ministerium für Umwelt, Klima und Energiewirtschaft Baden-Württemberg durch.

Auftraggeberin: Servicestelle für Kommunen in der Einen Welt (SKEW) der Engagement Global gGmbH

Kooperationspartnerin: Luciana Maia (futURbanos)

Zeitraum: 2021-2022

Aufbau eines interkommunalen Lernnetzwerks für ukrainische Städte und Gemeinden

Um den Fachaustausch zwischen ukrainischen Expert*innen aus den acht Städten Lemberg, Tscherniwzi, Winnyzja, Schytomyr, Poltawa, Podil/Kiew, Melitopol und Kharkiv im Bereich der integrierten Stadtentwicklung zu stärken, ihre Fach- und Methodenkenntnisse zu vertiefen und die Verbreitung „guter Erfahrungen“ (good practices) auf andere ukrainische Städte zu fördern, wird im Rahmen des GIZ-Vorhabens „Integrierte Stadtentwicklung in der Ukraine II“ ein interkommunales Lernnetzwerk aufgebaut. Das Netzwerk wird in Zusammenarbeit mit dem ukrainischen Städtetag umgesetzt.

Die Bürogemeinschaft Gauly & Volgmann (bgh.) wurde beauftragt, die Entwicklung der Lernmodule für drei thematische Arbeitsgruppen des interkommunalen Lernnetzwerkes für integrierte Stadtentwicklung in Zusammenarbeit mit drei nationalen Expert*innen (Mentoren der Arbeitsgruppen) des ukrainischen Städtetages zu beraten und das Projekt bei methodischen Fragen zu digitalen Formaten der Treffen des erweiterten interkommunalen Lernnetzwerkes zu begleiten.

Wesentliche Unterstützungsleistungen sind:

  • Vorbereitung von Lernmodulen für die Arbeitsgruppen in Zusammenarbeit mit nationalen Expert*innen (Mentor*innen) für jede Arbeitsgruppe
  • Beratung des ukrainischen Städtetages bei der Einrichtung und Durchführung von städtischen Lernnetzwerken
  • Beratung des Projektes zu möglichen digitalen Formaten für die Verbreitung der besten Praktiken der ISE auf weitere ukrainische Städte

Auftraggeberin: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Zeitraum: seit 2021

Conference and Policy Brief : The Role of Cities in Regional Development of Georgia

Georgia experienced significant decline in population in the first decade of its independence. Recent census also revealed continued decline in the number of overall population, nevertheless some areas show stabilization and even recovery. The recovery process is mainly observed in urban population.

The Urban System of the country is composed generally by towns but the most population lives in the cities with more than 100.000 inhabitants. This represents four cities out of which only the Capital has over a million population. Apart from the four cities, the rest of the urban settlements fall below 50.000 inhabitants.

Against this background, Bürogemeinschaft Gauly & Volgmann (bgh.) supported the GIZ Local Governance South Caucasus in the following fields:

  • Facilitating a workshop with key stakeholders to come up with a concept on the role of towns in regional development
  • Delivering a presentation on the German spatial and urban planning system
  • Elaborating a policy brief to define the potential role of cities in Georgia in regional

Commissioned by: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Period:  2018 – 2019

Cities Fit for Climate Change [Chile & South Africa]

The Global Project “Cities Fit for Climate Change” (CFCC) is based on the new challenges that climate change imposes to cities worldwide. The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is working together with its partners in Germany as well as in three partner countries: Chile, South Africa and India. The aim of the project is to develop integrated climate-friendly urban development instruments and in that way to test innovative solutions for urban planning.

Bürogemeinschaft Gauly & Volgmann advises the global project on strategic and technical issues, and coordinates and manages several assessment and advisory missions in Durban (eThekwini) and  Santiago de Chile with the following focus:

  • Conducting interviews with project partners and facilitating workshops with representatives of the cities´ administration and national ministries
  • Preparation of reports including strategic recommendations for the pursuit of the project
  • Continuous professional support and advice for the monitoring system

In addition, Bürogemeinschaft Gauly & Volgmann supported the project in the conception, research and implementation of a so-called source book as the central knowledge product of the project. Bürogemeinschaft Gauly & Volgmann advised the project on the development of a conceptual approach derived from the project results: the climate-proof urban development approach. The project experiences from Chennai, Durban and Santiago were prepared in a source book and supplemented by numerous other case studies from cities worldwide, which should serve as a resource and inspiration for local practitioners and decision-makers.

The source book is available online: https://www.giz.de/climate-proof-cities/#0

Commissioned by: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Period: 2016 – 2018


Two Ukrainian-German urban development conferences [Kiev & Lviv]

In 2016 and 2017, two Ukrainian-German urban development conferences of the Ukrainian Ministry for Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Municipal Services (MinReg) and the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) took place.

Bürogemeinschaft Gauly & Volgmann was involved in the organization and development of the conferences “Possibilities of Integrated Urban Development for Sustainable Development in Ukraine” (2016 in Kiev) and “Livable Cities in Ukraine” (2017 in Lviv). The conference´s main topics were:

  • Moderated panel discussion explaining the objectives of the Leipzig Charter, appropriate planning tools and funding opportunities as well as reflection on the current reform needs and processes of Ukraine
  • Presentation of practical examples and networking, e.g. Pecha Kucha presentations on innovative approaches for creating liveable cities
  • Launching of the new Ukrainian-German cities network that aims to implement an integrated urban development approach as well as peer to peer learning as a good practice
  • Award ceremony of the 1. and 2. Leipzig-Preis für innovative Projekte der integrierten Stadtentwicklung in der Ukraine  1st and 2nd Leipzig Prize for innovative projects of integrated urban development in Ukraine (awarded by MinReg and BMUB)

Goals of the conference:

  • Knowledge transfer and exchange of experiences among experts of all relevant administrative levels
  • Formation and strengthening of networks for direct cooperation
  • Encouraging cities to award prizes for particularly good approaches in the development of liveable cities

Commissioned by: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Partner: Iris Gleichmann and Mariana Kuchlevska (in different constellations)
Period: 2016-2017

Integriertes Stadtentwicklungskonzept mit Schwerpunkt Wohnen für benachteiligte Personen [Nikopol]

Since 2018,  Bürogemeinschaft Gauly & Volgmann supports, in partnership with Iris Gleichmann, the Ukrainian city of Nikopol in the development of an integrated urban development concept with a focus on housing for vulnerable groups. The working group was commissioned by GIZ as part of the program „Initiativen des Infrastrukturprogramms für die Ukraine. Stärkung der sozialen Infrastruktur für die Aufnahme von Binnenflüchtlingen“ (IIPU), Initiatives of the Infrastructure Program for Ukraine. Strengthening the social infrastructure for the reception of internally displaced people (IIPU).

The following work steps are the focus during the on-site assignments:

  • Preparation of a SWOT analysis: strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats and needs for action.
  • Development of a housing potential analysis
  • Development of project profiles
  • Preparation and implementation of public participation formats
  • Preparation of an action plan

Public forum on “Integrated Urban Development in Nikopol” on January 30, 2019:

Commissioned by: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Partner: Iris Gleichmann
Period: Since 2018

Review of the meeting venues of local committees of the City of Leipzig

The City of Leipzig decided to proclaim 2018 as „Jahr der Lokalen Demokratie“, Year of Local Democracy. Accordingly, the focus was on strengthening democratic values ​​and motivation for continuous participation. Thus a media campaign was launched and 24 brochures with the title „Demokratie vor Ihrer Haustür“, Democracy at Your Doorstep, were published and distributed in order to present all district councils and local councils as local democratic bodies.

With the goal of harmonizing the quality of the meeting venues among all committees, Bürogemeinschaft Gauly & Volgmann, commissioned by the Department of General Administration of the City of Leipzig, examined the meeting venues of the local committees. Criterias such as the room size, accessibility and technical equipment as well as the connection to local public transportation have been taken into account to analyze these venues.

Based on interviews with the chairs of the committees and on-site visits to all meeting venues, extensive recommendations were made for improving their quality. While many recommendations were focused on the improvement of equipment of the existing facilities, in some cases medium-to-long-term relocation to other buildings was recommended.

Commissioned by: Stadt Leipzig, Dezernat Allgemeine Verwaltung, City of Leipzig, Department of General Administration
Period: 2018

Integrated urban development in Serbia

German development cooperation supports the Republic of Serbia in various policy areas on its way to further rapprochement with the EU. In this context, one objective of the GIZ project on “Strengthening Municipal Land Management in Serbia” is to advise Serbian partner institutions on adapting spatial and urban development to EU guidelines and instruments.

In the third phase (2016-2018), the development of a National Urban Policy (NUP) in Serbia was a focus of the project.

Bürogemeinschaft Gauly & Volgmann (bgh.) was entrusted with the following services in this context:

  • Supporting the Ministry in the elaboration of the guideline “Sustainable and Integrated Urban Development Strategy of the Republic of Serbia until 2030” as an instrument for strategic planning and management of urban development processes;
  • Preparation and accompaniment of an expert information tour (FIR) on the National Urban Development Policy in Germany for high-ranking representatives of the national level;
  • Preparation and presentation of a handbook for Serbian municipalities on integrated urban development concepts (“Integrated Urban Development Strategy – Guide for Cities and Municipalities”), in cooperation with Ratka Colic.

The handbook highlights the content and key steps in the process of developing local integrated urban development strategies, as well as the importance of cross-sectoral cooperation and early and broad participation. The insight into the most important national and European guidelines of integrated urban development as well as the monitoring indicators for the implementation of the “Sustainable and Integrated Urban Development Strategy of the Republic of Serbia until 2030” forms an overarching framework of the practical guide.

Commissioned by: AMBERO Consulting Gesellschaft mbH (on behalf of the GIZ project “Strengthening municipal land management in Serbia”)
Period: 2018

Magistralenmanagement Georg-Schumann-Straße [Leipzig]

After the recognizable successes of the development along the Georg-Schumann-Straße, further support was needed in the key areas of the street’s development – such as stronger networking among local actors, creation of self-sustaining and sustainable structures, targeted development and monitoring of projects focused on location marketing, economic empowerment and vacancy elimination.

Main topics:

  • Further development and implementation of action plans and priorities
  • Accompanying and supporting of local actors and the administration in the implementation of measures and projects in the fields of economy, urban space and transport as well as culture and social affairs
  • Moderation and  mediation between the various stakeholder and interest groups
  • Supporting the City of Leipzig in identifying and integrating complementary counseling services and funding programs
  • Operation of the information center Georg-Schumann-Straße

Additional information:
http://schumann-magistrale.de/

Commissioned by: City of Leipzig, Office of Urban Renewal and Residential Construction Subsidies (ASW)
Cooperation partner: Freie Wirtschaftsförderung Frank Basten
Period: April 2013-May 2017

Urban design competition “Leipzig Prize” [Ukraine]

Against the background of intensive cooperation in urban development between the Ukrainian Ministry of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Municipal Services (MinReg) and the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), both ministries have organized the urban planning competition “Leipzig- Award for Integrated Urban Development in Ukraine 2016 “.  The award recognizes innovative projects and procedures in the spirit of the “Leipzig Charter on a Sustainable European City”, which were developed in cooperation with civil society and successfully implemented in the past four years.

bgh. was involved in the preparation, coordination and accompaniment of the competition.

Objectives:

  • Promoting the sustainable development of cities, neighborhoods or urban spaces in Ukraine
  • Improving cooperation between city administration, politics, business, science and civil society
  • Publicizing good solutions for integrated urban development
  • Promote actions and initiatives of Ukrainian cities or civil society actors that make innovative contributions to integrated urban development

Commissioned by: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Partners: Iris Gleichmann and Mariana Kuchlevska
Period: 2016

 

 

Security & Urban Development [South African delegation]

Organization and accompaniment of a specialist information trip for a high-ranking South African delegation on the topic “Security and urban development – violence prevention and implementation of national strategies at the municipal level” using the example of Germany.  The study tour was organized on behalf of the GIZ programme “Inclusive violence and crime prevention (VCP)” .

Objectives :

  • Exchange ofexperience in the implementation of various strategies, policies and governance systems to promote safe neighborhoods and local violence prevention in Germany
  • In-depth knowledge of funding instruments for integrated urban development in Germany with a special focus on the urban development program “Social City” and the associated stabilization and upgrading of urban, economically and socially disadvantaged and structurally weak urban and suburban areas
  • Presentation of innovative project examples of integrated urban development with a focus on urban security and violence prevention
  • Professional exchange between German and South African specialist colleagues

Commissioned by: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Period: 2016

 

Peer-learning trip “Strategies and support mechanisms of socially sustainable urban development” [international delegation]

Building on previous cooperations and exchanges, the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) has invited high – ranking representatives of the national and municipal levels of some of its core international partners for the 9th Federal National Government Development Policy “Urban Energies – Integrating Living”.   to Leipzig (18. 09.2015) and to a subsequent peer-learning trip (18.-21.09.2015). Partners from South Africa,USA, India and Ukraine participated in the study trip. The peer-learning trip was carried out by theDeutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in the context of the above mentioned project.

The aim of the trip was to promote international cooperation, to allow space for dialogue and exchange among peers on current urban development issues of common international relevance, and thus to promote urban development along the principles and objectives of the Leipzig Sustainable European City Charter  and the Urban Energies Memorandum.

Central themes of the peer-learning journey were strategies and support instruments for socially sustainable urban development. Based on concrete examples in the cities of Leipzig, Nuremberg and Munich, an exchange of strategies, mechanisms and integrated concepts for a socially inclusive urban development with regard to the overall urban context as well as urban, economically and socially disadvantaged city and suburbs took place. A particular focus was on examples of the urban development program “Social City”.  In addition to the cross-governmental partnership on Urban Development Funding – the design of partnerships between city administration, private sector and civil society at city level was highlighted as possible success factors and reflected in an international context.

bgh. supported GIZ in the preparation, implementation and follow-up of the peer-learning journey.

Commissioned by: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Period: 2015

Moderation of the opening event of “Connective Cities”

The international city network “Connective Cities”  represents a cooperation between the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) GmbH, Engagement Global gGmbH / Service Agency Communities in One World and the German Association of Cities.

Against the background of worldwide ongoing urbanization processes, the management of cities and the inter-communal exchange are becoming increasingly important. New and changed challenges, such as rapidly increasing numbers of inhabitants, social segregation or traffic and environmental problems have to be identified and dealt with. Many cities have already come up with their own solutions and experience, which can also be helpful for other cities. Therefore, the international city network, which has existed since 2014, aims at a global exchange of expertise at the municipal level and thus promotes sustainable urban development.

In June 2014, the opening event of “Connective Cities” took place in the Old Town Bath in Leipzig.

bgh. took over the moderation of the kick-off event with the topic “Sustainable urban development between resource efficiency and sufficiency”, in which more than 100 experts from Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe took part.

Commissioned by: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Period: 2014

Several study tours on the subject of “Local Self-Government”

Another focal point of the study tours  that have been carried out in recent years, is the topic of local self-government and municipal development. Between 2010 and 2014, bgh participated in the conception, organization, coordination, facilitation and accompaniment of three study tours in this field. For example, high-ranking Georgian and Azerbaijani experts exchanged views with German colleagues,  in the cities of Berlin, Cottbus, Darmstadt, Frankfurt, Heidelberg, Leipzig, Ludwigshafen, Potsdam, Speyer, Stuttgart and Wiesbaden.

Objectives of the study tours:

  • Providing knowledge on legal framework conditions for the exercise of local and regional self-government in Germany
  • Municipal development using the example of German municipalities
  • Presentation of practical experiences of German administrations in the area of ​​national financial relations, public service provision and the handling of natural resources
  • Professional exchange between German and Georgian colleagues

Commissioned by: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Georgia Local Government
Cooperation partners (in different constellations): StadtLabor, Tröger + Mothes GbR 
Period: 2010-2014

Presentation of the local working group Leipzig in the EU project “LC-Facil”

In the period from 2008 to 2010, seven European cities – including Leipzig – participated in the EU project “LC-Facil”.  This project deals with the current experiences, methods, instruments, successes and challenges of integrated and sustainable urban development along the goals of the “Leipzig Charter – the sustainable European city”. “LC-Facil” was supported by the EU program URBACT , which was funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). 

The city of Leipzig took over the patronage in this project. In addition to its own experience in this field, Leipzig also brought the commitment to the “Leipzig Charter”, which was adopted in Leipzig in 2007 at a meeting of European Ministers for Urban Development in Leipzig. As part of this project, a local working group was established in Leipzig, which was managed and moderated by bgh. Tasks of the working group were the critical review of previous solutions of integrated urban development and the derivation of recommendations for the future strategic orientation of the city of Leipzig.

Commissioned by: City of Leipzig, Office for Urban Renewal and Housing Development (ASW)
Period: 2010-2011

Several study tours on “Regional Planning and Development and Territorial Reform”

An additional focus of the study tours is the topic of regional planning and development as well as territorial reform. Overall, bgh. supported the conception and organization as well as in the implementation, accompaniment, coordination and moderation of about seven study tours in this thematic field. The delegations were composed of sexperts and high-level decision-makers, such as government officials, service companies and scientific institutions in Georgia, Armenia, Myanmar and South Africa.

In some of the delegation visits, technical exchange took place with a focus on political transformation processes, such as the parliamentary elections held in 2012 for the first democratic change of government in Georgia. At this time, the new government in Georgia, under the auspices of the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure, planned a comprehensive territorial reform affecting the administrative structure, public services, funding schemes, etc. The exchange of expertise in the delegation trip generated important input for this transformation process.

Other travels were embedded in the GIZ ” Local Governance ProgrammeSouth Caucasus”,  which aims to improve coordination between municipalities, regional and national levels of administration in order to strengthen democratic decision-making in Armenia.

A training and coaching of Myanmar experts, with the aim of strengthening participatory processes in regional planning, took place on site in Myanmar and was the focus of another trip.

Main topics:

  • Regional and regional planning as well as regional management in Germany
  • Implementation of territorial, municipal and administrative reforms
  • Legal frameworks as well as public participation and citizen communication processes in the context of administrative reforms
  • Democratization
  • Local and regional planning for economic development
  • Significance, forms and mechanisms of inter-municipal cooperation
  • Legal-regulatory and organizational frameworks, financing models and inter-municipal cooperation in practice
  • Professional exchange between German and foreign colleagues from different political and administrative levels

Commissioned by: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Good Local Governance in the South Caucasus, Local Government Georgia, Strengthening Local Governance South Africa
Cooperation partner (on one tour): Dipl.-Ing. Jens Gerhardt

Study tours on “Integrated Urban Development”

In recent years, Bürogemeinschaft Gauly & Volgmann (bgh.) organized  numerous study tours on sustainable or integrated urban development. Our services encompassed the organization, accompaniment, moderation and professional design of study tours for different delegations from China, England, South Africa, Ukraine and the United States. The high-level  delegations included vice-ministers, mayors, city administration officials and representatives of local initiatives.

The tours were embedded in different GIZ programs, such as “Strengthening Local Governance” in South Africa or “Local Development and Urban Rehabilitation in Lviv” (Ukraine)

Objectives of the study tours:

  • Motivation, support and knowledge transfer for integrated and sustainable urban development in one’s own country
  • Presentation and discussion of selected approaches, procedures and experiences in integrated urban development
  • Exchange of experiences with specialist offices and institutions in Germany (for example Berlin, Dresden, Leipzig, Halle an der Saale)

Main topics:

  • Integrated urban development concepts as appropriate instruments for the sustainable development of cities
  • Presenting practical experiences and models for cross-administrative governance and communicating integrated urban development
  • Building structures in the city administration
  • Neighbourhood management
  • Urban design, city lighting, underground city, revitalization of idle industrial areas

Commissioned by: Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development (BMVBS), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Municipal Development and Urban Rehabilitation Lvi (Ukraine), City Institute of the City of Lviv (Ukraine)
Cooperation partners (in selected projects) Dipl.-Ing. Jens Gerhardt

Period: 2009-2015

Study tours on “Municipal Finance”

Another focal point of the study tours organized by Bürogemeinschaft Gauly & Volgmann (bgh.) was the topic of Municipal Finance. From 2008 to 2014, bgh. was involved in the conception, organization, coordination and moderation of four study tours for Georgian and Armenian experts on this topic. The exchange of experience with high-ranking Georgian and Armenian experts took place in Berlin, Borna, Dresden, Glashütte, Leipzig, Meissen, Pirna, Potsdam and Wilsdorff.

Main topics:

  • Municipal financial management in Germany
  • Municipal Accounting
  • Municipal supervision in Germany
  • CCost-performance accounting

Objectives of the study tours:

  • To provide experience in the delivery of results-based budgeting in relation to the transition of the financial system within the implementation of municipal and administrative reform in Armenia
  • In-depth knowledge of related processes in municipalities using the example of Germany. Exemplary presentation and transmission of specific practical experiences

Commissioned by: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Good Local Governance Programme  South Caucasus, Local Self-Government in Georgia
Period: 2008-2014

Several study tours on “Climate and Environment”

In addition to the content of study tours already mentioned, Bürogemeinschaft Gauly & Volgmann (bgh.) is involved in the conception, organization, implementation and accompaniment of study tours in the field of “Climate and Environment”. Since 2005, four study tours have been organized for high-level delegations from Ukraine, Chile, India, South Africa and Vietnam in this thematic area. The participants were based in different professional areas and institutions, such as municipal and regional authorities or energy management.

The focal points of the delegations differed and focused at different levels and degrees of detail. They all aimed at knowledge transfer and awareness raising for climate-friendly and sustainable urban development.For example, the study tour of the Ukrainian delegation was an exchange of practical experience and thus a basis for improving existing national bills.

The Vietnamese study tour aimed to transform Da Nang into a model city for sustainable urban development in Vietnam within a few years.

The most recent event in this thematic area was a study tour in September 2016, which was embedded in the global project ” Cities Fit for Climate Change” (CFCC) . In this project, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH works alongside German cities with their partners in Chile, South Africa and India. CFCC seeks to develop integrated climate-friendly urban development tools in order to test new solutions.

The study tour provided the partner from Germany and abroad with a supporting program for the 10th National Congress on National Urban Development Policy in Hanover (14.-16.09.2016).  The participants visited institutions, actors and municipalities in the cities of Bonn, Leipzig, Halle and Hanover, as well as best practice projects of climate-friendly urban development.

Main topics:

  • Municipal energy management
  • Energy efficiency in buildings
  • environmental education and environmental education
  • Environmentally sound urban development
  • Presentation of European approaches, practices and experiences in the area of ​​climate-friendly and integrated urban development

Commissioned by: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Cooperation partner (on one study tour): urban management systems (u.m.s)  GmbH
Period: 2005-2016