“We need political commitment by national and local governments”

Now that the New Urban Agenda has been adopted, everyone is talking about implementation. At the “Co-producing sustainable cities?” conference organised by the Heinrich Böll foundation in September 2016, URBANET talked to Günter Meinert of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ GmbH) about what it takes to make the New Urban Agenda a reality.

Guenter Meinert

Guenter Meinert

Guenter Meinert has extensive work experience in decentralization, local governance and urban development in developing countries. He is Programme Manager atheadquarter, advising the German Ministry of Cooperation on its urban development policies. In 2008, he was appointed honorary professor for urban management at the Berlin Institute of Technology. He began his professional career as researcher at the University of Kaiserslautern. From 2007 until 2011 he was seconded as a Senior Urban Specialist to the Secretariat of the "Cities Alliance – Cities without Slums", a global program hosted by the World Bank.
Guenter Meinert