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