Following a successful call for topics from German municipalities, three dialogue events took place in Germany 2016.
In cooperation with the City of Würzburg, Connective Cities – the International Community of Practice for Sustainable Urban Development – organised an international dialogue event on the topic 'Municipal sustainable energy production and efficiency: planning and implementing innovative solutions'. The event took place from 9 to 11 May 2016 in Würzburg. Urban practitioners from Germany, Tanzania, South Africa, Jamaica, Serbia, Macedonia and the Palestinian territories presented twelve examples of local projects in this field. During the intensive discussions, participants identified key challenges for sustainable energy production and energy efficiency in the municipal setting. In response to these challenges, participants jointly developed project ideas. Connective cities will be supporting their concretisation and implementation.
In cooperation with the Hanseatic City of Rostock the international urban networking platform Connective Cities invited German and international stakeholders from Tunisia, Morocco, France, Italy, Zimbabwe, Austria, Albania and Egypt to exchange their experience and showcase their good practices as well as their challenges on waste management at the municipal level in Rostock. From 26 to 28 September 2016 the urban practitioners jointly developed four project ideas to meet four very specific challenges in the participating municipalities.
One project idea will focus on the implementation of composting plants, another one on creating a new system for handling e-waste. Other participants developed a strategy to work with young people on the issue of ’upcycling’ to promote respect and awareness for waste as a resource. Another city would like to collect, sort and recycle construction waste from now on. Connective cities will be supporting the concretisation and implementation of these project ideas. To find out more about the event, visit the Connective Cities website.
In cooperation with the city of Bocholt, Connected Cities invited German and international municipal experts from Ukraine, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, China, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium and the Netherlands to introduce their local project examples, experiences and challenges regarding structural change. From 5 to 7 December 2016, 30 local experts had intensive discussions and jointly developed project ideas to meet their local challenges.Connective cities will be supporting the concretisation and implementation of these project ideas.
To find out more about the event, visit the Connective Cities website.