CITYMAKERS China – Germany

Putting ‘liveable city’ at its core, ‘CITYMAKERS China – Germany seeks to connect, grow and enable a community of innovative citymakers between Germany and China. The intention of the program is to complement the existing Sino-German cooperation landscape in the field of urbanisation by emphasizing social innovation, culture and creativity as cross-cutting themes fundamental for sustainable development and in addition to technological innovation. Architects, artists, citizens or municipal city leaders: with a 360 degree approach the network equally welcomes players from institutional, government, entrepreneurial and independent backgrounds.

The concrete offers: knowledge through ongoing interviews and mappings; yearly CITYMAKER Meet-Ups; an incubator supporting three Sino-German teams and their projects on ‘Urban Farming’, the ‘Future of Housing’ and ‘Heritage & Identity’; last but not least a thriving (WeChat) community of trusted creative people available to design urban innovation or city-to-city projects. 

How to cooperate with us? Get inspired by our CITYMAKER interviews, get yourself interviewed and featured; or help us to scale the initiative by supporting our incubator program! More info here. CITYMAKERS China-Germany was co-initiated by Robert Bosch Stiftung and the Shanghai and Berlin based agency CONSTELLATIONS and is cooperating with the Sino-German Urbanisation Partnership since 2016. 


For Makers of Sustainable Cities

Topic: How to turn great ideas into viable projects with a sustainable business model?

10 – 12 May 2019 | In the countryside near Berlin 

CITYMAKERS China-Germany is offering a retreat-like workshop and intensive training on social
entrepreneurship models for 22 selected and highly committed city makers, as members of teams
or individuals. Input sessions by practitioners are mixed with individual case work, coaching and peer learning.
We are looking forward to your application!

For more information on the program and application process, please download the file below.


Download: CITYMAKERS-Recommendations, April 2018
CITYMAKERS-Recommendations, November 2016