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Author Gerrit Manke
Published April 2022

On our mission to create pathways to liveable and sustainable cities in China, Europe and beyond, the  CITYMAKERS core team and associates were thrilled to advice and produce the video-based training course “Green Cities for our Future” for the GIZ and its Sino- German Urbanisation Partnership from March till July 2021. The design of the course was supported by Monika Zimmermann, an expert on urban sustainability and former deputy secretary of ICLEI – Local Governments for sustainability.

Each course unit contains training material for about 2,5 hours length structured in 6 sessions each with different formats ranging from Thematic Course Introductions offered by the lead course host to Thematic City Videos featuring state-of-the art projects and their actors in selected German cities over Virtual City Walks to an Expert Talks session meant to acquire deeper understanding of the contents. A pdf-handout with Further Ressources inc. detailed Project Profiles as well as a questionnaire facilitating reflection and transfer to participants’ contexts rounds up the training material packages.

The Training Courses can be done individually as a self-study, or they can also be used as training material by trainers and facilitators in online or off-line courses.

Start your own learning journey! – Deepen your knowledge, get inspired and let’s work together on creating sustainable living spaces!

Course units:

#1 Sustainable Urban Renewal in Former Industrial Areas

#2 Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Urban Renewal

#3 Striving for Sustainable Neighbourhoods

#4 From Construction Waste to Sustainable Architecture

#5 Adaptation Strategies of German Cities

The CITYMAKERS involved:

Profile: Kika Yang 楊 | Architect, Editor, Curator

Profile: Sebastian Schlecht | Representative CITYMAKERS Ruhr

Profile: Gerrit Manke 梅亞哲 | Urbanist

Profile: Jan Siefke | Photographer & C*SPACE Host

Profile: Dr. Eduard Kögel | Architect & Urbanist

Profile: Silvan Hagenbrock 思尔闻 | Urbanist, Editor & Film