Smart and sustainable urban development is key to tackling some of the most urgent global challenges, such as climate change mitigation and adaptation and improved resource efficiency. However, approaches to sustainable urban development along sectoral lines have led to a divergent assessment of investment priorities and local needs. This initiative develops integrated strategies and roadmaps for sustainable urban development through “City Labs” in the selected pilot cities. The aim is to generate replicable and viable solutions and strategies utilizing German technologies in pilot cities that are based on an analysis of local development demand. Local partners are supported through the exchange of knowledge in the international innovation network Morgenstadt: City Insights and the ability to address sustainability is strengthened through targeted capacity building in the pilot cities in India, Mexico and Peru.
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