*Image: Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR) within the Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning (BBR) / EINSATEAM, Berlin
German Federal Ministry of Housing, Urban Development and Building and Dutch Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations
This Policy Lab explored the relevance of the New Leipzig Charter for cities. The discussion focused on how German and Dutch cities deal with dilemmas related to two elements in the Charter: urban governance to ensure the common good and digitalisation. These aspects are more relevant than ever before, considering global challenges such as climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic.
The discussion allowed knowledge exchange and peer learning between cities and citizens, with a particular focus on German-Dutch city partnerships and networks. Experts’ contributions stressed the importance of empowering and enabling municipalities to effectively implement public policies. Helping citizens and cities recover from the pandemic requires innovative, experimental governance and measures.
Following Frauke Burgdorff’s keynote, two panel discussions explored the German and Dutch cities’ experiences relating to safeguarding the common good in urban development and shaping digitalisation in the wake of the pandemic.
Investigating the JRC’s potential role in supporting urban policy-making over the next ten years, within the framework for sustainable urban development proposed by the New Leipzig Charter.Read more
Bringing together all the EUKN’s members, international experts and policymakers to discuss how the New Leipzig Charter can support more just, green and productive National Urban Policies.Read more
On 30 November 2020, the New Leipzig Charter was officially endorsed. We talked to some of the VIPs behind the Charter about what it means for integrated urban development in Europe.Read more