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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 ...

Metropolitan Solutions Conference: Safety and Reliability Infrastructures

Cities are rapidly growing in developing countries around the world and the population of urban dwellers are expected to continue to increase at a staggering rate in the next few years. Urbanization is a sweeping global phenomenon which, in many parts of the world, is associated with population growth, economic transformation ...

United Nations Guidelines for Sustainable Cities

The United Nations has launched guidelines for creating environmentally friendly and sustainable cities in the Asia-Pacific. The rapid urban growth in the region presents environmental challenges and affects a city’s capacity to provide the basic needs of its citizens. The guidelines provide city planners and other administrators with practical tools to ...

Indian Urban Partnership

CDIA signed a Letter of Intent with 5 organizations in India on August 12, 2011. With the signing of the LOI, CDIA formally enters into a collaboration agreement with these 5 reputable institutions in the field of urban development, namely: Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI) Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology ...

PFS Guidelines now available for download

These guidelines set out the objectives, processes, and techniques required for the Pre Feasibility Study (PFS). The overarching objective of a PFS is to formulate an integrated, inclusive, and sustainable project addressing institutional, technical, financial, economical, social, and environmental (e.g., climate change) concerns. The PFS process involves a tripartite partnership between ...

Effective Urban Infrastructure Programming Course

Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Cities Development Initiative for Asia, Third Country Training Programme Effective Urban Infrastructure Programming Course 8 November to 19 November 2010 The Cities Development Initiative for Asia (CDIA) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), Singapore has co-organized a joint training program entitled “Executive Short Course on Effective ...

"Linking Cities to Finance" event materials available

The recent conference on “Linking Cities to Finance” was recently held in Shanghai. The event brought together over 200 international participants from city governments, private financial institutions along with representatives from multi- and bi-lateral funders, private developers and other levels of government. You may view the background paper ...

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