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CDIA Conducts Internal Learning Series on Urban Resilience

November 2, 2016

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With the increasing array of shocks and stresses that Asian cities are vulnerable with, and the ‘resilience’ element in project proposals sought by most downstream financiers, CDIA conducted an internal learning series on urban resilience at the Office in Manila on 9 September and 26 October 2016.

The two-part learning series was attended by CDIA, GIZ and ADB-UCCRTF (Urban Climate Change Resilience Trust Fund) staff who openly discussed, shared and agreed on the meaning of ‘resilient urban infrastructure’ and their benefits; and the different resilience criteria and indicators for project identification and preparation.

UCLG-ASPAC and CDIA launch New Monograph on Financing Sustainable Urban Development

November 2, 2016

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In one of CDIA’s networking events at the Habitat III Conference in Quito, Ecuador, CDIA and its partner organization, United Cities and Local Governments – Asia Pacific (UCLG ASPAC) launched a new monograph entitled, “Asian Innovations in Financing Sustainable Urban Development.”

CDIA Networking Event at Habitat III Offers Practical Insights on Financing Local Infrastructure

October 28, 2016

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Not only did Habitat III pave for the adoption of the New Urban Agenda and The Quito Implementation Plan, it likewise served as a venue for the over 400 networking side- and training events organized by various stakeholders on topics surrounding NUA and sustainable development.

CDIA and the ADB delegation organized and participated in six events, including the networking event on “Linking Cities to Finance: Strengthening Local Capacities to Invest in the Implementation of the New Urban Agenda,” held 19 October 2016.

CDIA to Help Asian Cities Align with the New Urban Agenda

October 28, 2016

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The New Urban Agenda (NUA) was officially adopted in Quito, Ecuador at the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development known as Habitat III held from 17 to 20 October 2016.

CDIA, through its ADB Program Manager, Joris van Etten participated in the historic event, which saw the finalization of a document prepared for almost two years through various discussions around the world, some of which have been participated in by CDIA.

New Intern Joins CDIA

October 18, 2016

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Veronika Neumeier recently joined CDIA as a new intern to support CDIA in some of its pre-feasibility studies; and the implementation of its new Capacity Development Strategy. Prior to joining CDIA, she worked with the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) in Leipzig, Germany as a researcher on socio-ecological urban development issues. Veronika holds an […]

Two CDIA-Partner Cities Keen to Apply Lessons from Sustainable Urban Mobility and Climate Change Workshop

October 18, 2016

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The complex challenge of planning and managing sustainable urban mobility while mitigating climate change brought together urban practitioners, environmental experts, as well as experts on urban transport and planning in Bangkok, Thailand for the 4th Asian Connective Cities Practitioners’ Workshop last 27 to 29 September 2016. Connective Cities organized the event with the Thailand Environment Institute (TEI).

CDIA Endorses C40 Cities’ Call for Action on Municipal Infrastructure Finance

October 17, 2016

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Cities are ready to play their part in delivering on the ambitions of the Paris Agreement; as well as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and the New Urban Agenda. They understand the actions that are needed, and have ambitious plans for developing their cities in ways that are consistent with a low carbon future. Yet too often, cities are unable to access the finance needed to deliver on those ambitions.

To assist cities transition to a low-carbon, resilient and economically sustainable future for millions of urban citizens, CDIA recently endorsed the “C40 Cities Call for Action on Municipal Infrastructure Finance.”

New Capacity Development Advisor Joins CDIA

October 15, 2016

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Thomas Hagedorn, a German City Planner has recently joined CDIA as its new Capacity Development Advisor. Prior to joining CDIA, he worked for over eight years with the Department of Urban Development of the Secretariat of Municipal Affairs of the Argentine Ministry of the Interior. He was also a lecturer of Urban Planning at the University of Buenos Aires, and a real estate developer for the Austrian Railway Company.

He finished his graduate courses in Urban Planning at the Universities of Dortmund, Vienna and Birmingham; and Urban Economy in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

CDIA and PPP Center Share Innovative Practices for Financing Sustainable Infrastructure Projects

October 14, 2016

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CDIA, along with one of its national partner organizations, the Public-Private Partnership Center of the Philippines (PPP Center) provided insights on localizing global agendas during the joint learning event organized by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Secretariat of the Development Partners Network on Decentralization and Local Governance (DeLog) last 28 September 2016 at the ADB Headquarters in Manila, Philippines.

CDIA to Hold Training Course on Urban Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience

October 13, 2016

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CDIA in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) are set to conduct a training course on “Urban Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience” on 19-22 December 2016 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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