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100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge

  100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge An Invitation to Mayors Cities across the world are growing rapidly and are largely unprepared to withstand natural and man-made shocks and stresses. Building resilience is about making people, communities and systems better prepared and be able to bounce back and emerge even stronger from these catastrophic ...

Project Kick-off: PFS on District Cooling/Heating Co-Generation Project (CCHP) in Xiaolan

Eight months after a CDIA led fact-finding mission, a consulting team has finally been established and mobilized for the Pre-Feasibility Study (PFS) on District Cooling/Heating Co-Generation Project (CCHP) in Xiaolan, China. Part of this mission is to ensure that everyone involved understands the scope of work and key elements of ...

Climate Leadership Academy on Urban Climate Adaptation

From Risk Barriers to Results-Managing the Social, Political, Environmental, and Financial Risks Overview of the Opportunity The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and the Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC) invite teams of three to five senior officials and/or key decision-makers or stakeholders from up to 10 second tier (populations between 1 and ...

Short Course on Public-Private Partnerships (PPP): Training for Facilitators

The Cities Development Initiative for Asia (CDIA) will hold a short course for facilitators, based on CDIA's Public-Private Partnership Guidelines for Municipalities on 2-4 July 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand. The course, the second phase of a series of PPP trainings developed with participating National Partner Organizations (NPOs), focuses on the ...

Shortlisted Companies for RFP in Yongzhou

Cities Development Initiative for Asia (CDIA) has been allocated funds from the Shanghai Municipal Government for the following consulting service: Pre-Feasibility Study of Domestic Waste Comprehensive Management and Xiang River Ecological Comprehensive Management Projects in Yongzhou, Hunan Province, China. The list below contains the shortlisted consultants that shall be invited ...

Shortlisted Companies for RFP in Xiaolan

Cities Development Initiative for Asia (CDIA) has been allocated funds from the Shanghai Municipal Government for the following consulting service: Pre-Feasibility Study of Cooling/Heating District Co-generation Project in Xiaolan Town, Zhongshan City, Guangdong Province, China. The list below contains the shortlisted consultants that shall be invited to submit proposals to provide ...

Climate Resilient Action: Accelerating Urban Investments and Finance in India

The Cities Development Initiative for Asia (CDIA), in close partnership with Rockefeller Foundation and the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI), organized a national joint seminar entitled "Climate Resilient Action: Accelerating Urban Investments and Finance in India" on 11 December 2012 in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. The joint seminar was successful ...

International Financing Options for City Climate Change Interventions-An Introductory Guide

An Introductory Guide Among global warming’s impacts, rising sea levels represent a particularly pressing concern. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the current level is expected to increase worldwide from 8 to 88 centimeters during the 21st century. Many of Asia’s largest cities are located on, or close ...

First Stakeholders’ Forum Expert Group Meeting

A Stakeholders’ Forum Expert Group (SHF-EG) was established to consider a number of strategic items and provide the Cities Development Initiative for Asia (CDIA) Program Review Committee (PRC) feedback from the demand-side perspective. The SHF-EG, established in 2012 as part of instruction from the PRC to restructure the Forum, is ...

A New Planning Guide for City Leaders

UN-Habitat, with financial support from Siemens AG and Swedish International Development Cooperation (Sida), has launched a new guide, Urban Planning for City Leaders, aimed at providing local leaders and decision makers with the tools to support urban planning good practice. Although relevant to cities of all sizes, the guide targets ...

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