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Association of German Cities

The Association of German Cities is the voice of cities and the national local-authority association of cities which are not belonging to a county as well as of most cities and towns within counties. As a community of solidarity of cities it represents the idea of local self-government to Federal Government, Federal States (Bundesländer), European Union, governmental and non-governmental organisations. The work and services of the Association of German Cities are primarily geared to the needs and interests of the direct member cities and their citizens.

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Flyer Association of German Cities (English)  
(PDF-Document, state 26th of febuary 2016) Download (125 kB)

Professional publications in english

The Association of German Cities provides a small selection of its professional publications in English. For informations on other issues please check the Fachinformationen (in German).

An urban agenda for the European Union – Views and Perspectives of the Association of German Cities 
The European Urban Agenda is a joint effort of European Commission, Member States and European Cities Networks to strengthen the recognition of the urban dimension by European and national policy actors. The Association of German Cities welcomes this project as an important step towards a real partnership with the local authorities and wants to contribute to the project with the hereby presented urban agenda for the EU. (PDF-file, April 2016) Download (716 kB)

2030 Agenda: Building Sustainability at the Local Level  
The German Association of cities initiated for its members the resolution: "2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Building Sustainability at the Local Level". Members Cities are invited to sign up a commitment for a sustainable agenda and initiate activities and measures for sustainability. This could be measures like awareness raising, new strategies in politics and administration, reductions of CO2 emissions or strengthening global partnerships. (PDF-file, Sep 2015) Download (109 kB)

Culture of participation in integrated urban development (working paper) 
This position paper focuses largely on the framework of conditions and opportunities or further development of a comprehensive culture of participation at local authority Level (PDF-file, Oct 2013) Download (198 kB)

Integrated Urban Development Planning and Urban Development Management – Strategies and instruments for sustainable urban development (position paper) 
The paper is seeking to make a fresh contribution to identifying the future challenges facing urban development policy and pursuing a targeted and methodical approach to tackling them under more difficult conditions (PDF-file, Oct 2013) Download (349 kB)

Questions concerning immigration from Romania and Bulgaria (position paper) 
Migration of people from Romania and Bulgaria poses a problem that cannot be solved unless Federal Government, Federal States, European institutions and other relevant bodies cooperate. This is the aim of the present position paper. We are not talking about sealing off Germany from immigration, it is about finding conditions that further integration. (PDF-file, Feb 2013) Download (156 kB)

Adaptation to climate change – recommended measures to be taken by and for cities (position paper) 
The list of measures for adaptation to climate change in the fields of planning, construction, green spaces, mobility/traffic and transport, water, soil and species protection, and health, identifies key areas of activity for the future orientation of the adaptation process in the cities. It also includes further recommendations for climate change mitigation measures. (PDF-file, June 2012) Download (97 kB)

Municipal development cooperation in Germany (compendium) 
This compendium presents 15 examples of cooperation between members of the Association of German Cities, and their partners in 18 countries. (PDF-file, December 2011) Download (684 kB)

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Aachen Aalen Amberg Annaberg-Buchholz Ansbach Aschaffenburg Auerbach/Vogtland Augsburg Bad Kreuznach Bad Reichenhall Baden-Baden Bamberg Bautzen Bayreuth Berlin Biberach an der Riß Bielefeld Bocholt Bochum Bonn Bottrop Brandenburg an der Havel Braunschweig Bremen Bremerhaven Castrop-Rauxel Celle Chemnitz Coburg Cottbus Darmstadt Delitzsch Delmenhorst Dessau-Roßlau Dortmund Dresden Duisburg Düren Düsseldorf Eisenach Eisenhüttenstadt Emden Erfurt Erkner Erlangen Essen Esslingen am Neckar Falkensee Filderstadt Finsterwalde Flensburg Forst (Lausitz) Frankenthal (Pfalz) Frankfurt (Oder) Frankfurt am Main Freiberg Freiburg im Breisgau Friedrichshafen Fulda Fürth Gelsenkirchen Gera Gießen Gladbeck Glauchau Goslar Gotha Greifswald Gräfelfing Göttingen Hagen Halle (Saale) Hamburg Hameln Hamm Hanau Hannover Heidelberg Heidenheim an der Brenz Heilbronn Hennigsdorf Herford Herne Hildesheim Hof Hohen Neuendorf Hoyerswerda Ingolstadt Iserlohn Jena Kaiserslautern Kamenz Karlsruhe Kassel Kaufbeuren Kempten (Allgäu) Kiel Koblenz Konstanz Krefeld Köln Landau in der Pfalz Landsberg am Lech Landshut Lauchhammer Leinefelde-Worbis Leipzig Leverkusen Limbach-Oberfrohna Lindau (Bodensee) Ludwigsburg Ludwigshafen am Rhein Lörrach Lübeck Lüneburg Magdeburg Mainz Mannheim Marburg Memmingen Merseburg Mönchengladbach Mühlhausen/Thüringen Mülheim an der Ruhr München Münster Neu-Ulm Neubrandenburg Neuenhagen bei Berlin Neumünster Neuruppin Neuss Neustadt am Rübenberge Neustadt an der Weinstraße Neustadt bei Coburg Neuwied Nordhausen Nürnberg Nürtingen Oberhausen Offenbach am Main Offenburg Oldenburg Osnabrück Passau Pforzheim Pirmasens Pirna Plauen Potsdam Quedlinburg Recklinghausen Regensburg Remscheid Reutlingen Riesa Rosenheim Rostock Saarbrücken Salzgitter Sassnitz Schwabach Schwedt/Oder Schweinfurt Schwerin Schwäbisch Gmünd Siegen Sindelfingen Solingen Speyer Stendal Straubing Stuttgart Suhl Taucha Teltow Teterow Traunstein Trier Tübingen Ulm Velten Viersen Villingen-Schwenningen Völklingen Weiden in der Oberpfalz Weimar Wiesbaden Wilhelmshaven Wismar Witten Wittenberg Wolfenbüttel Wolfsburg Wolgast Worms Wuppertal Würzburg Zweibrücken Zwickau