City-to-City pairings

City-to-city pairings

Through the IUC programme, cities and regions across Europe have entered into partnerships on sustainable development with counterparts from around the globe. For a full list of city pairings so far, see the table below:

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Country
EU City
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Paired city
Country

Hamburg

Guadalajara (Metropolitan)

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Population

1 822 445

Area

755.2 km2

Mayor

Peter Tschentscher


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Population

4 298 715

Area

2 740 km2

Mayor

Mario Silva, Director of IMEPLAN


Topics

Urban mobilitySustainable production/consumptionClimate adaptation

Sustainable Development Goals

Description

The Metropolitan Area of Guadalajara, Jalisco (MAG) is collaborating with Hamburg, Germany on solid waste management and citizen participation. The Metropolitan Area of Guadalajara includes nine municipalities that together represent 5 million inhabitants and generate 70 percent of the Solid Urban Waste (SUW) of the state.

In some cases, parts of the municipal service are outsourced to a private contractor; in other municipalities the SUW management services are operated partially or in its entirety by the public sector. Regardless of the public or private management system, having an integral management plan is essential for the MAG.

Hamburg is interested in learning from the MAG on how to improve and incorporate citizen's participation models by using new technologies in public administration and in public services.

Implementation

The city pairing is currently working on a strategy to improve the efficiency of local and regional solutions for waste separation and to strengthen the development of a circular economy. The idea is to apply selected best practices from Hamburg and the MAG.

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