From the 16th until 19th of June 2019 over 40 experts from cities, industry and academia met in Mannheim to discuss this challenging opening question. Supported by the innovative Malik Syntegration® method – a word combination of synergy and integration – integrated actions and policy recommendations have been formulated for 12 central topic areas.
Within the Morgenstadt project SMARTilience these results will be used as basis for further research and implementation activities. The model cities Mannheim and Halle will test the practicability, adapt and apply the results in their own specific context. The goal of the project is the development of an integrated governance toolbox, which will be openly available to all cities.
The following topics were identified and worked on during the Syntegration®:
Strategy and Management
Governance levels and instruments
Planning and authorization procedures
Conversion to eco-normality
Financing and profitability
Green and healthy city visions
Participation and dealing with trade-offs
District first and decentralisation
Platforms and Monitoring
The results of the Syntegration will now be documented by the Malik team and will soon be available here.
We would like to thank all participants for their great motivation and commitment as well as the city of Mannheim for the wonderful organisation.