The event will discuss opportunities of urban development agencies (UDAs) to foster the management of sustainable urban development. Further, it will discuss distinct operational characteristics and institutional settings of UDAs in theory and in practice. It will draw examples from a study on UDAs worldwide, published in 2022 by the GIZ Sector project Cities and highlight the current experiences from Brazil where, not only do UDAs support local urban management, but even a national network of Brazilian municipal UDAs (InREDE) has been established recently.
Irene Wöbke, Advisor, GIZ Sector Project Cities, Germany
Daniel Wagner, Advisor, GIZ Sustainable Urban Development, Brazil
Élcio Batista – Vice Mayor of Fortaleza and president of InREDE (tbc)