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CDIA is Engaging Youth and Community in Urban Planning in Panaji

On 31st October, which marked the international #WorldCitiesDay 2018, that highlighted sustainable and resilient cities, CDIA successfully held its first Youth and Community Engagement Workshop regarding the rejuvenation of the St. Inez Creek in Panaji, India. CDIA is engaged with the City of Panaji in a Project Preparation Study (PPS) to ...

CDIA Welcomes a FELICITY Colleague for a Three-week Learning Exchange on Project Development and Financing

From 18 September – 5 October, Itzel Alcerreca, Advisor for Mexico of the Financing Energy for Low-carbon Investment - Cities Advisory Facility (FELICITY) was posted in CDIA for three weeks in order to learn about the approaches, tools and capacity development measures of CDIA – and to apply the new ...

Video Documentary of Partnership towards a More Sustainable Mobility in Tbilisi City

Like many other cities in Asia-Pacific, Tbilisi City in Georgia is suffering from a car-centric culture, made worse by poor quality of public transport, unregulated taxi business and very cheap parking. These conditions, set against the backdrop of a hilly city provides a clear picture of the extent of work ...

Increasing Panaji’s Livability through 24/7 Water Supply and Nature-Based Creek Rejuvenation

Panaji is the capital of the Indian state of Goa, and serves as a hub to the domestic and international tourist streams arriving there every year. On request from the city, CDIA has partnered with Panaji to conduct a Project Preparation Study (PPS) on a 24/7 water supply network and ...

CDIA Takes Part in Environmental Governance Forum

CDIA, through its Project Coordinator for China, Ms. Chenzi Yiyang, participated in the 2018 China-ASEAN Environmental Cooperation Forum on 11-12 September 2018. The event was aimed at improving environmental governance, by 1) strengthening cooperation between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China; 2) sharing knowledge and experience on the ...

CDIA Contributes to ‘Public Space-led Urban Development’ Session at UCLG ASPAC Congress

Through its Program Management Officer Mia Simpao, CDIA showcased the initiative of its city partner – Yangzhou, People’s Republic of China at the session on “Public Space-led Urban Development: Towards a Regional Strategy.” The session was organized by the United Nations Habitat as part of the UCLG-ASPAC Congress on September 14, ...

CDIA and Partners Advance SDG Localization at UCLG ASPAC Congress

“How Do I Implement the Sustainable Development Goals in My City?” – This was the key question addressed at the training session jointly organized by CDIA, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia (UNESCAP) and United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) on 12 September 2018 in Surabaya, Indonesia. ...

Supporting Siem Reap’s Wastewater Collection Network

The city of Siem Reap, Cambodia has a  population of more than 230,000 and is the gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Angkor, which is receiving around 1.5 million tourists per year. Although being such a key point of attraction for the tourists as well as an important source of income ...

Ensuring CDIA’s Smooth Transition into an ADB Trust Fund

This year was welcomed by two important milestones – the start of the implementation of CDIA Strategy 2018-2022; and the creation of a CDIA Trust Fund hosted by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to ensure the long-term financial sustainability of the initiative. As CDIA has yet to complete its transition process this ...

World Cities Summit

Singapore is once again taking the lead to encourage governments and industry to come together to share and co-create solutions with an integrated approach to urban sustainability. They will converge at the World Cities Summit, Singapore International Water Week and CleanEnviro Summit Singapore that will be jointly held from 1 ...

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