Advancing Sustainable Urban Development in Remote Regions

Hybrid expert workshop

Online and Bonn, 25.05.2022


German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), in partnership with Ecologic Institute and the Maria-Curie Sklodowska University

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically shown that global challenges require global responses, which most often seem impossible to agree upon given our world’s heterogeneities and the significant discrepancies in the understanding of human values that once more, the tragic war in Ukraine revealed. Also in pandemic times and in times of war, however, climate change remains the biggest global challenge that humanity is facing and urban development is an important lever of climate change albeit most often not considered a priority area.

This interdisciplinary expert workshop is dedicated to bring experts from Arctic and non-Arctic research projects together. In four sessions, the participants will discuss

  • Why do approaches to sustainable urban development differ? (Roundtable discussion);
  • How can sustainable urban development be steered more effectively and in alignment with local and global policies? (panel);
  • The effects of the COVID pandemic and the war in Ukraine on Arctic research on sustainable development (project presentations);
  • Preliminary research results and their relevance for the Arctic and other remote regions (break-out groups).

Hinweis / Please note

Während unserer Veranstaltungen werden z.T. Foto- und/oder Filmaufnahmen gemacht, die für Zwecke der Veranstaltungsberichterstattung und allgemeinen Öffentlichkeitsarbeit in verschiedenen Medien veröffentlicht werden. Sie haben jederzeit das Recht, die Foto- oder Videograf*innen darauf hinzuweisen, dass Sie nicht aufgenommen werden möchten.

During our events photos and/or videos may be taken which may be published in various media for the purposes of documentation and PR activities. You have the right at any time to point out to the photographer or videographer that you do not want to be photographed or filmed.