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CDIA Staff Member Recognized as World Cities Summit Young Leader

In recognition of his contribution to the field of urban liveability and sustainability, Joris van Etten, CDIA deputy program coordinator, has been chosen as one of the World Cities Summit (WCS) Young Leaders. This year, more than 500 outstanding persons were nominated globally and applicants were reviewed by a distinguished multi-disciplinary ...

Call for applications for the 2014 Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation

Applications for the 2014 Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation are now being accepted. The Award, jointly sponsored by the United Cities and Local Governments, the World Association of the Major Metropolises, and the City of Guangzhou, aims to recognize innovation in improving the social, economic, and environmental sustainability in ...

CDIA supports the Myanmar Urban Development Conference

  As a knowledge partner, CDIA is supporting the Myanmar Urban Development Conference 2014, on 25-28 May in Yangon, Myanmar. This conference is the only strategic city planning and infrastructure development conference dedicated to addressing the scope and ambitions towards urbanizing the new Myanmar. Participants can expect 3 days of cutting-edge ...

Temasek Foundation Leaders in Urban Governance Programme, 26-30 May 2014

Jointly presented by the Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC) and Temasek Foundation, the Temasek Foundation Leaders in Urban Governance Programme (TFLUGP) is an exclusive 5-day mayoral programme held in Singapore. TFLUGP is a practitioner-focused and action-oriented programme that allows participants to learn how Singapore overcame its urban challenges through a ...

CDIA Assist Cities of Balikpapan and Tangerang to Link Them to World Bank Financing

Based on feasibility work carried out by the Indonesian cities of Balikpapan and Tangerang , CDIA supported these two cities to qualify for a US$100 million World Bank loan for Solid Waste Management. This implied having to upgrade the domestically prepared feasibility studies in such a way that World Bank ...

CDIA approves Pre-feasibility study for Valenzuela City, Metro Manila

After preliminary meetings with Valenzuela City former Mayor Sherwin Gatchalian and then the current Mayor Rex Gatchalian in mid-2013, the CDIA has approved Valenzuela City’s Pre-feasibility Study (PFS) last January 2014. The PFS will explore and identify the structural measures addressing flood mitigation and drainage improvement; the non‐structural measures aiming at ...

CDIA Holds Toolkit Training Course for Partners

The Cities Development Initiative for Asia (CDIA) organized a 3-day introductory training course on “Introduction to CDIA Tools and Approaches,” 15-17 January 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand. Twenty-four participants from CDIA’s regional and national partner organizations attended. The course aimed to enhance participants’ knowledge on effective urban investment programming and financing prior to ...

DBS Bank and CDIA sign MOU

The DBS Bank and the Cities Development Initiative for Asia (CDIA) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which details how the two organizations will undertake collaborative activities to promote investment in urban infrastructure development in Developing Member Countries in Asia. The DBS believes there is a large infrastructure funding ...

Financial Innovation to Create Sustainable Urban Infrastructure Workshop

The Cities Development Initiative for Asia (CDIA), in collaboration with the City of Yokohama and the Asian Development Bank (ADB), hosted the workshop entitled “Public-Private Partnerships for Asian Cities: Financial Innovation to Create Sustainable Urban Infrastructure” on October 21, 2013 at the Pacifico Yokohama in Yokohama, Japan. Under the umbrella of ...

PPP Center and CDIA signs MOU

The Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) Center of the Philippines and the Cities Development Initiative in Asia (CDIA) entered a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on October 10, 2013 at the PPP Center, Quezon City, Philippines. The PPP Center and CDIA both share a common objective of assisting cities in the Philippines to link development ...

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