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 Charlotte, North Carolina on December 10–13, 2017.
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 Charlotte will be to build on initial discussions around integrating the equity and inclusion perspectives in a context of urban change; to make participants reflect on the evolution of the projects and opportunities for scaling-up, and to set a clear path forward for the next and final D4C 3.0 workshop next year.
Over two days, representatives from Baltimore, Maryland; Charlotte, North Carolina; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Bottrop; Karlsruhe; Leipzig, Germany will participate in learning sessions aimed at supporting participants in effectively advancing their projects in a context of rapid urban change through policy and processes tools and strategies. Expert input, peer coaching, and strategic planning will be used to advance the city projects and learning objectives.