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