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