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  The fast growth of cities and municipalities in partner countries of the German Development Cooperation is accompanied with an increased pressure on land, resources and infrastructure. Neighboring cities and urban settlements of different size, economical structure and social characteristics are intertwined and eventually grow inseparable at a spatial and functional level. Also, rural structures are interlinked with the urban structure, forming what can be termed the overall “metropolitan region”.
A new GIZ sector project on Sustainable Development of Metropolitan Regions was commissioned by the BMZ and has started in January 2013 at GIZ headquarters in Eschborn.
>>> Read more on the Sector Project
Last Update: 31 March 2014
Documents
Cities and resource efficiency – the urban NEXUS. Factsheet
BMZ 2013
Metropolitan areas in action. Concluding report
EUROCITIES  2013
The Governance of Metropolitan Regions – European and Global Experiences
Forum of Federations, European Union, 2012
Redefining "Urban". A New Way to Measure Metropolitan Areas  
OECD, 2012
Indonesia - The rise of metropolitan regions: towards inclusive and sustainable regional development
World Bank, 2012
Grant financing of metropolitan areas: a review of principles and worldwide practice
Anwar Shaw / World Bank, 2012
Multilevel Urban Governance or the Art of Working Together - Methods, Instruments and Practices
Mart Grisel & Frans van de Waart (eds.) / EUKN, 2011
Becoming a Global Metropolitan Region. Shanghai Development Strategy in a Regional Context
GTZ, Cities Alliance, 2009
Metropolitan Regions
Pere Picorelli, Gabriel Barros, Mariona Tomas, Coralie Molle / Metropolis, 2009

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  News
WUF 7 - Side Event on Metropolitan Resilience by GIZ and the City of Bonn
Metropolis Initiative on Metropolitan Governance
 
 Training and Events
ICLEI’s Global Town Hall @Metropolitan Solutions
Apr 07 - Apr 11, 2014 / Hannover, Germany
Sustainability in the Water-Energy-Food Nexus. Synergies and Tradeoffs: Governance and Tools at Various Scales 
GWSP, DIE, UNEP, ZEF, CGIAR  May 19 - May 20, 2014  |  Bonn, Germany 
11th Metropolis World Congress: Cities for all 
Oct 07 - Oct 10, 2014  |  Hyderabad, India
 
 Links
Ford Foundation: Metropolitan Opportunity
www.fordfoundation.org/.. 
URBACT: Metropolitan Governance
http://urbact.eu/...
Metropolis Initiative on Metropolitan Governance
www.metropolis.org/news/...
OECD: Redefining Urban: a new way to measure metropolitan areas

interactive maps and data
http://measuringurban.oecd.org/

functional urban areas by country
www.oecd.org/gov/regional-policy/...

regional statistics and indicators www.oecd.org/governance/...