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Pro-Poor Urban Infrastructure Investments

A Guide for Municipalities This publication is intended as a practical guide for mayors, local government officials, sector specialists, planners, and other decision makers involved in the programming and design of urban infrastructure projects in medium-sized cities. The Guide aims to facilitate understanding of concepts and issues related to the design of infrastructure ...

Managing Asian Cities Report

This book gives an overview of the major issues confronting Asian Cities as they strive to provide the services and investment needs of their citizens in a period of rapid change and new challenges such as climate change and economic restructureing. It also sets oout practical examples of addressing challenges ...

Green and Pro-Poor? The role of informal public transport in India

A Background Paper on the Conference entitled "The Environments of the Poor”, held on 24-26 Nov 2010 in New Delhi. This paper examines how through creating an enabling policy for IPT that cities can address transport planning, regulatory frameworks, physical infrastructure and organizational/institutional set-up. With the right policy and regulatory framework ...

Informal Public Transportation Networks in Three Indonesian Cities

This report looks at informal public transportation (IPT) from different perspectives and reconsiders its value not just in improving urban mobility, but also as a provider of employment and backbone of the informal economy. In doing so, this report describes how IPT improves mobility in cities by complementing formal transportation ...

Urban solid waste management

Waste management is a problem in rapidly growing urban centres in developing countries. The unsustainable production and consumption patterns result in waste that can harm health and the environment. Poor people often make a living on waste, and this can be beneficial, as long as it is not done in a harmful manner.

Urban Development Planning (SIDA)

Almost one billion of the world’s poor live in inadequate housing in urban slums, and as cities continue to grow, the problem becomes worse. However, urban expansion is not in itself an obstacle to development. Towns and cities are important cogs in the machinery of business and commerce, and it is here where the ...

Financing urban infrastructure

Urban infrastructure investments in water, sanitation and solid waste are far below the estimated levels needed to reach the Millennium Development Goals. In order to provide good services to urban citizens, the share of resources allocated for urban infrastructure will have to increase if reforms and growth are to continue.

The Logical Framework Approach – Swedish International Development Agency (Sida)

The aim of this booklet is to provide practical guidance for Sida partners in project planning procedures. It contains a description of the theory of LFA, which summarises approaches and principles, the different planning steps and how they can be implemented – as well as the roles of different stakeholders ...

Cycling Inclusive Policy Development: A Handbook – Sustainable Urban Transport Project (SUTP)/ GTZ

GIZ SUTP and the Interface for Cycling Expertise (I-Ce) have joined efforts in the development of a training document entitled "Cycling-inclusive Policy Development: A Handbook". It has been written by 12 authors who are experts in different fields of cycling-inclusive development. This handbook provides detailed information on how to develop ...

Bus Rapid Transport Guide – Sustainable Urban Transport Project (SUTP) / GTZ

This Planning Guide first provides an overview of the BRT concept, including its definition and historical development and proceeds to give a step-by-step description of the BRT planning process. This Guide encompasses six major components in BRT planning: I. Project preparation; II. Operational design; III. Physical design; IV. Integration; V. Business plan; and VI. Evaluation and ...

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