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    New CDIA Video Features Asian Cities And Their Journey With CDIA

    Created, narrated, filmed and produced by the CDIA Team members and partners, this “home-made” video shows how Asian cities, with support from CDIA, are taking steps to provide infrastructure and services to an expected 1 billion more people in Asia in the next 20 years. Watch it here.

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    What’s Going On, Yangon?

    In June 2015 , CDIA deployed a team of planners, architects and economists to help the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) and the Yangon Heritage Trust (YHT) define tools and instruments for heritage-led regeneration initiative in selected pilot areas in the city’s historic core. Click here for the updated executive summary of this heritage-led urban regeneration pilot project in downtown Yangon.

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    CDIA Outlines Its Work On Climate Finance At The 2nd Resilient Cities Asia Pacific Congress

    The 2nd Resilient Cities Asia Pacific Congress was successfully organized by ICLEI and hosted by the City of Melaka, Malaysia from 2-4 March 2016. More than 300 delegates representing ICLEI’s member cities and partners in Asia, with a few representatives from North America and Africa, participated in the plenary, parallel sessions, site visits, and a formal dinner arranged by the state.

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    CDIA Office Opens In ADB HQ

    On 17 March 2016, on the occasion of the 16th CDIA Program Review Committee Meeting, German Ambassador to the Philippines Thomas Ossowski and Carmela Locsin, Director General of the Sustainable Development & Climate Change Department (SDCC) in the Asian Development Bank (ADB) opened the new office of CDIA in the ADB headquarters in Manila. The ceremony was also graced by Mr. Gil Hong Kim (ADB SDCC Senior Director) and Mrs. Jutta Kranz-Plote (BMZ Head of Asia Division), further CDIA Program Review Committee-members from Austria and Sweden, as well as representatives of KfW and GIZ Germany.

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    Regional Multi-Stakeholder Symposium On Inclusive Cities Held In New Delhi

    “If a Smart City does not include the poor, it will fail to be smart.” With this, the Honorable Minister Shri Venkaiah Naidu (Urban Development, Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation and Parliamentary Affairs of the Government of India) expressed the need for shaping cities more inclusive during his opening message of the multi-stakeholder symposium “Towards Inclusive Cities in Asia” held in New Delhi, 23-24 February 2016. Susanne Dorasil, Head of Economic Cooperation & Development from the German Embassy, stated that the symposium is an excellent opportunity to learn from each other – to identify the actions that worked and didn’t work – and determine which ones are applicable to the proper context.

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    PFS On Climate Change Adaptation Kicked-Off In Mysore, India

    A CDIA Pre-Feasibility Study (PFS) for the Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) on an “Integrated Drainage System and Climate Change Adaptation Project” was kicked off last 2 February, after the commitment given by Stakeholders in January 2015. The city of Mysore in India, situated by the rivers Cauvery and Kabini and a number of other drainage channels, is vulnerable to sewer contamination and random dumping of solid waste.

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    Second Fully Functional BRT Service In Pakistan Now Serving Twin Cities Of Rawalpindi and Islamabad

    For many years, in the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad, Pakistan’s capital, commuting for three hours has become part of the residents’ daily grind. From the city of Rawalpindi, where people choose to live due to cheaper housing, they travel to Islamabad, where they work, and back to their homes and families in the evenings.

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What’s Going On, Yangon?

In June 2015 , CDIA deployed a team of planners, architects and economists to help the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) and the Yangon Heritage Trust (YHT) define tools and instruments for heritage-led regeneration initiative in selected pilot areas in the city’s historic core. Click here for the updated executive summary of this heritage-led urban regeneration pilot project in downtown ...

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CDIA has worked with 85 cities in Asia, having completed 49 prioritization exercises, and 86 Pre-Feasibility Studies, 49 of which have been linked to financing from different sources, while 25 projects have been completed or are under construction.

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