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

By |2023-12-19T14:46:00+01:00November 10th 2016|

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.

Municipal Knowledge Sharing – German and Maghrebian cities in dialogue

By |2023-12-19T14:46:28+01:00November 3rd 2016|

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.

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

By |2023-12-19T12:23:14+01:00August 2nd 2016|

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.

A portfolio approach for urban investments

By |2023-12-19T10:46:15+01:00July 21st 2016|

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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