Cities must offer secure basic services, good employment, and liveable housing, especially for the most vulnerable groups.
Sustainable construction and mobility, waste and circular economy, renewable and demand-driven energy supply, as well as development and maintenance of nature-based solutions, green-blue and green infrastructure and agro-ecological urban agriculture create new, secure, and sustainable employment opportunities.
Local governments and administrations must work closely with the population to reach vulnerable groups directly through services of general interest and social programmes and shape the transformation in a locally equitable way so that no one is left behind
Frequently, decentralisation is not accompanied by the transfer of responsibility and resources to city administrations. Therefore, cities often lack adequate financial resources to fulfil their mandates, while municipalities often lack efficient financial management as well as human and organisational administrative capacities.
Municipal decision-making processes often lack transparency and sufficient participation of the population. Women, people living in poverty and other structurally disadvantaged persons and groups are significantly underrepresented in urban and transport planning.
Missing or weak national urban development policies do not provide an adequate framework and mere sectoral policies often fall short.
- Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
- Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
- Green Recovery
- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK)
- Federal Ministry for Housing, Urban Development and Building (BMWSB)
- Sustainable Development
- Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
- sustainable urban development
- Climate Resilience
- green infrastructure
- living labs
- risk management
- City Development
- Sustainable Construction
- Urban Innovation
- Land Value Capture / Urban Financing
- Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR)
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