Municipal Knowledge Sharing – German and Maghrebian cities in dialogue

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

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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“Participation is a prerequisite for sustainable urban development”

By |2017-10-14T16:08:03+02:00September 28th 2016|governance & finance, participation, , , , , |

According to Franziska Schreiber and Kaj Fischer from the think tank adelphi, innovative participation processes make cities more livable. URBANET talked to both urbanisation experts about how municipalities and residents can work together to shape their city.

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Municipalities in Eastern Serbia Champion Property Tax Collection

By |2017-10-14T16:09:28+02:00September 20th 2016|economic development, governance & finance, green & smart development, municipal & climate finance, , , , , |

By doubling their revenues through property taxation, nine Eastern Serbian municipalities are now able to finance projects vital to their communities.

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“Those innovative instruments are now recognised as effective instruments to finance urban development”

By |2019-03-12T10:42:44+02:00August 2nd 2016|governance & finance, municipal & climate finance, , , , , , |

Subnational Pooled Financing Mechanisms (SPFMs) are expected to play an increasingly strategic role in financing sustainable development. Jean-François Habeau, Executive Director of the international cities network FMDV, talks about the benefits and specific challenges of Subnational Pooled Financing Mechanisms for developing countries.

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A portfolio approach for urban investments

By |2017-10-14T16:22:04+02:00July 21st 2016|governance & finance, municipal & climate finance, , , |

The projects that are financed in an urban environment depend on a variety of factors. With the portfolio approach cities can determine which projects benefit them most in terms of profits and social benefits and can choose them accordingly.

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