Germany city of the future | International Aid

Dark juggernauts like in the cult movie “Blade Runner”? Or shiny oases like in “Guardians of the Galaxy”? What will the city of the future look like? Urban areas will account for almost all of the world’s population growth by 2050, according to the UN, 68 percent of the world’s population will live in urban centers by 2050. Living conditions in cities are unsustainable -should for a billion people, usually catastrophic. Its improvement is an important concern of German politics, which is why the Federal Republic supports its partner countries in creating cities worth living in.

How does Germany support its partners?
The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) and the state development bank KfW are pushing the path to sustainable cities around the world. In 2021, KfW supported city development projects with EUR 2.2 billion. For example, sustainable urban transport systems have been promoted for 1.8 million people and approximately 5,700 new homes have been built or modernized.

Three ideal projects
The Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI) is the leading global initiative for sustainable mobility. Their goal: change mobility for the benefit of people and the environment in a future -oriented way. So far, about 2 billion euros have been invested in it. Since it started in 2016, TUMI has enabled 26.5 million people to access better mobility, saving 1.5 million tons of carbon emissions. TUMI was created on the initiative of BMZ with 11 national and international partners.

yun Resilient Cities Action Package (ReCAP) combines recovery from the Covid19 pandemic with climate-friendly urban development and the promotion of urban resilience. Cities in Rwanda, Bangladesh and Mauritania are supported within the framework of ReCAP with basic medical care and health management. The program is funded by special funds from BMZ.

Of the ASEAN Strategic Plan on Environment (ASPEN) aims to build environmentally sustainable and climate-resilient cities in the member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The Federal Foreign Office supports the project by funding technical and planning advice.

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