The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF)’s Urban and Regional Policy Program, with support from the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Building, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, through the Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs, and Spatial Development (BBSR) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), is continuing the third iteration of the Dialogues for Change (D4C) initiative with a workshop in Baltimore. The D4C 3.0 program is developing a transatlantic network of cross-sector participants who are exploring cross-cutting themes critical to the successful implementation of integrated sustainable urban development projects. The focus of this coming workshop in Baltimore will be on housing and the role of housing in creating integrated and inclusive communities.
Over two and a half days, representatives from Baltimore, MD; Charlotte, NC; Pittsburgh, PA; and Bottrop; Karlsruhe; Leipzig, Germany will participate in learning sessions aimed at improving specific integrated urban development projects, as well as exploring how housing intersects with sustainability, equity, inclusion, intergovernmental cooperation, civic innovation, technology, and thinking creatively about local resources. Expert input, peer coaching, and strategic planning will be used to advance the city projects and learning objectives.