The Talanoa Dialogue: How Cities and Regions Can Deliver on the Promise of the Paris Agreement

By |2018-05-02T11:03:31+00:00April 27th 2018|climate change & resilience, participation, peer learning & co production, Tags: , , , |

Why should urban, regional and national decision-makers alike pay attention to the Talanoa Dialogue? This process, which was initiated by the Fijian COP23 Presidency, presents an exciting opportunity to align the national and subnational spheres of climate action. Throughout 2018, URBANET will report on the issue in a new series of articles.

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New approaches for pressing challenges

By |2017-10-14T15:05:04+00:00August 8th 2017|governance & finance, peer learning & co production, Tags: , , , , , |

Most people who are fleeing the war in Syria find shelter in the neighbouring countries. Their host communities are facing the challenge of providing services to a growing population, especially concerning water and energy supply and waste management. A partnership programme makes it possible for municipalities to exchange knowledge and jointly work on solutions.

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Working together to create a positive climate

By |2017-10-14T15:41:12+00:00December 16th 2016|governance & finance, peer learning & co production, Tags: , , , , , , , , |

In a four-part series, URBANET takes a closer look at specific projects that contribute to making cities more liveable. This fourth and last part describes how a Tanzanian and a German municipality partnered up to contribute to climate protection - and to also collaborate on other issues.

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Good partnerships – An interview with Brigitte Riegelbauer, mayor’s office in the city of Bamberg

By |2018-08-02T12:16:10+00:00November 10th 2016|governance & finance, peer learning & co production, Tags: , , , , , , |

Town twinnings play an important role when it comes to mutual understanding and learning processes. In an interview with Imme Scheit, head of administration and deputy chief officer of the mayor’s office in the city of Bamberg Brigitte Riegelbauer explains how these partnerships can be successfully implemented.

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Municipal Knowledge Sharing – German and Maghrebian cities in dialogue

By |2018-08-02T12:17:45+00:00November 3rd 2016|governance & finance, peer learning & co production, Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

If the New Urban Agenda is to be a success, it is of vital importance that cities form partnerships and learn from each other. Such activities are already under way: in this article, URBANET presents an example of municipal knowledge sharing between cities in the Maghreb region and cities in Germany.

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Learning from peers – Shaping Africa’s urban development

By |2018-08-02T12:07:10+00:00October 5th 2016|governance & finance, peer learning & co production, Tags: , , , , , , , , |

In September 2016, Cities Alliance organised a workshop in Accra, Ghana, to encourage mutual learning between Cities Alliance’s members and active partners in Africa and to create synergies and increase collaboration efforts. The official delegation from Mozambique used this opportunity for an extended study trip in order to exchange with their Ghanaian peers.

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“One actor alone doesn’t have the solution” – leading urban change collectively

By |2017-10-14T16:18:27+00:00July 25th 2016|governance & finance, mutli stakeholder partnerships, peer learning & co production, Tags: , , , , , , |

Multi-stakeholder partnerships and the capacity to lead change collectively are decisive if we aim for the creation of a sustainable urban future. In an interview with Urbanet, Petra Kuenkel, Executive Director of the Collective Leadership Institute, presented her insights on the success factors of urban development partnerships and their implications for the New Urban Agenda.

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