Cities with a high quality of
life for everyone
… is to bring about a just urban transition that creates a future worth living for all people. By developing strategies, sharing technical expertise and improving financing options, we are helping national governments, municipal administrations and other urban stakeholders to make their cities liveable and socially equitable.
GOAL 1Cities offer basic services, employment and healthy living conditions.
GOAL 2Cities help to bring about a just transition and thus promote sustainable economic productivity.
GOAL 3As places of production and consumption, cities integrate circular biological and technical processes.
GOAL 4Cities actively work to reduce poverty and inequality, and advance gender equality.
GOAL 5Cities possess green, polycentric, dense and socially mixed structures.
GOAL 6Cities enable everyone to participate in society and political life, and they foster diversity and inclusion.
GOAL 7Cities are climate-neutral, resource-efficient, and they contribute to the conservation of biodiversity.
GOAL 8Cities leverage the opportunities afforded by the digital transformation for administrative and innovative ends consistent with the Principles for Digital Development.
TRANSITIONS in Action
With our vision of cities with a high quality of life for everyone in mind, we continue to work together with partner countries on the sustainable development of our key urban sectors: construction, mobility, water, as well as waste and circular economy. In doing so, we follow the principle of “leave no one behind” and “leave no place behind”: no person, no neighbourhood in a city and no place worldwide should be left behind.
Everyone should participate in a Just Transition. We are building on previous successes – check out our initiatives and those of our partners:
A web-based toolkit designed to support the implementation of global agendas at the local level.
The ideas competition – Implementation of Urban Living Labs to identify integrated and local urban solutions.
Climate-friendly, inclusive, safe and affordable mobility in cities.
Together for a circular economy. The think and do tank’ for circular economy.
C40 Cities Finance Facility
The C40 Cities Finance Facility (CFF) works with partners to help cities in the Global South develop financing solutions.
Poverty and HungerNew
Planning in the Shadow of Colonialism: India’s Balancing Act
Utkarsh Sharma | December 5th 2023
Poverty and Hunger
The Right to Food: School Feeding Initiatives and Inequality in Kenya’s Urban Informal Settlements
Migration and Climate
Empowering Migrants in Climate Action and Green Economy
Migration and Climate
The Right to Livability: Tackling Suburban Spaces and Peripheral Settlements
The Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and its partners create knowledge products on a wide range of topics within sustainable urban development, including case studies, factsheets, technical manuals and videos.
SMARTMove: Innovative Urban Mobility Challenge Compendium
1st Edition of Green Urban Mobility Partnership Newsletter
Remarkable Women in Transport 2022 – Female Change-Makers Transforming Mobility, 4th Edition
Sustainable Lithium-Ion Batteries for E-Mobility (Poster)
To raise awareness of the relevance of sustainable urban development among a broader public audience, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is represented at key national and international events.
PAST EVENTS – WORTH REVISITING
Urban October 2022
Joint forces for a sustainable urban future
October 4th – 31th, 2022
Check out our activities during the previous Urban October.
World Urban Forum 2022
The German Pavilion
June 26th – 30th, 2022
Check out event recordings and impressions from the World Urban Forum 11 in Katowice.