CityShare Methodology

DCP’s trademark city-to-city knowledge sharing methodology called “CityShare” is a multi-step process of self-assessment, distillation and transmission of experiences and good practices. The CityShare process also includes several tools which provide a common language for the evaluation, exchange and adaptation of
experiences shared by participating cities, as well as a roadmap for action. With the CityShare methodology, LDP creates networking opportunities leading to city-to-city collaboration (C2C) to implement North-South and South-South technical cooperation projects.

How it works

During our capacity building activities, we combine traditional training methods - such as presentations by practitioners - with interactive approaches that are based on knowledge management techniques and field visits.

Our main knowledge management methodology “CityShare” allows participants to share knowledge, experiences, good practice and lessons learnt in order to build a strategic action plan that integrates sustainable urbanisation into local development programmes. It enables a significant improvement of the performance of the participants’ organisations.

The CityShare methodology aims at optimizing peer learning between local officials. It consists of various processes of self-assessment, distillation and transmission of experiences and good practices. It offers a common language for the exchange and assimilation of the experiences, as well as a roadmap for action and progress. It is also composed of several tools which provide a common framework for the evaluation of experiences made by the participating cities.