Programmes focusing on sustainable urban development

On 5-9 December, ICLD, in partnership with SKL International, launched the second round of the international training programme, “Enabling Local Democracy and Holistic Urban Development through the SymbioCity Approach”. 

24 town planners are taking part in this 18-month long, international training programme. The first workshops were held in early December in a wintry Skopje, where the participants had the opportunity to practice ways of planning a town so that it is inclusive for all and that the different ways in which men and women use the town and its potential are taken into account and respected in full in the planning process.

In September 2017, the participants will come to Sweden where they will, amongst other things, spend a few days following their colleagues in Swedish towns – a very popular element of the training programme.

The participants, who comprise a total of 10 teams from the four different countries, will work on projects throughout the course of the training programme. These projects aim to transform the planning challenges their towns face into change management projects through the SymbioCity Approach.