More than half the world’s population now live in cities, and the figure is continuing to rise. Many cities are particularly hard hit by poverty, as well as environmental and traffic problems. Yet they often develop particularly innovative solutions to these problems. The purpose of our international community of practice is to network good ideas so that cities can profit from each other's solutions. Therefor Connective Cities brings together experts, practitioners and project managers, and promotes mutual learning. Within this community, e-learning, online dialogues, conferences, workshops, training measures and expert fact-finding missions create a wealth of opportunities for continued education and networking.
The Connective Cities web portal provides access to municipal learning experiences and best practices. Core themes of the network are: Good Urban Governance, Local Economic Development, Integrated Urban Development and Municipal Services - complemented by the cross-cutting issues of gender, climate change and digitalisation.