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CDIA Annual Report 2015 e-Version Now Available

December 17, 2015

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Click here to read the e-version of the CDIA Annual Report 2015. A practical and more creative printed version will be available in 2016.

CDIA Joins Connective Cities On “Green Cities’ Implication for Sustainable Urban Mobility” Workshop

December 17, 2015

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Connective Cities – a project under GIZ, Engagement Global, and the Deutscher Städtetag (German Association of Cities) – brought together practitioners and experts on urban transport and planning from Germany, Indonesia, and the Philippines for the 3rd Asian Connective Cities Practitioners’ Workshop in Cebu City, Philippines.

CDIA Connects Regional Stakeholders At The Symposium “Towards Inclusive Cities in Asia” In Delhi

December 15, 2015

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On 23-24 February 2016 in Delhi, India, CDIA, together with the Cities Alliance, the Inclusive Cities Partnership Program (ICPP) India, the GIZ Sector Network Good Governance (SNGA), and the Study and Expert Fund (SEF) Project ‘Inclusive Metropolitan Environments for the Urban Poor’ will convene a multi-stakeholder symposium that will build around discussing case studies on inclusive approaches in Asian cities. The event will bring together representatives from governments at the national and subnational levels, public agencies, community organizations, private sector actors, donors, and development financing agencies.

GIZ Internship 2016 Call For Applications

December 14, 2015

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CDIA provides a GIZ internship for Philippine graduate students from the fields of urban planning, sociology, development studies, political sciences or a related field for a preferred period of 5 months, starting 11 January 2016. The successful candidate will be based in CDIA Headquarters in Ortigas, Pasig City, Manila, and receive a monthly allowance. Deadline […]

Call For EOL: Supporting CDIA In Bangladesh – PFS In Gazipur and Khulna

December 14, 2015

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Click here for the Expression of Interest (EOL) for CDIA’s Pre-Feasibility Studies (PFS) in Gazipur and Khulna, Bangladesh. The PFS aims to improve urban infrastructure and strengthening the city governments’ administrative capacity to prepare sustainable projects and package its investments for the purpose of the economic growth and the living environment enhancement in the targeted city corporations.

A Message From The CDIA Program Coordinator

December 11, 2015

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Dear CDIA Friends,

To wrap up 2015, I would like to thank you once again for your support and collaboration with CDIA over the past 12 months of exciting projects, partnerships, and progress.

With a record number of 20 new city engagements, our current counter stands on 92 approved city applications, Pre-Feasibility Studies completed for 86 projects in 51 medium-sized Asian cities, and 49 projects linked to 5.8 billion USD worth of urban infrastructure investments.

Building on the success of 8 years of CDIA, you will notice some changes in the CDIA organization as we enter 2016.

CDIA Stakeholders’ Forum Expert Group And Advisory Panel Meeting Focus On CDIA’s Future Direction

December 7, 2015

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On 24 November 2015, CDIA assembled its Stakeholders’ Forum Expert Group (SHF EG) to collect demand-side feedback on CDIA services, and its Advisory Panel (AP) to seek strategic advice on how CDIA should best fulfill its long-term aim of contributing to improved environmental and adequate living conditions for all in medium sized Asian cities.. The SHF EG is comprised of representatives from CDIA’s partner cities, local and regional partners, and the private sector, whereas the AP is a group of eminent persons in urban development.

CDIA ICLEI Interview On City Business Financing

December 7, 2015

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At Metropolitan Solutions 2015, Eva Ringhof, CDIA Social Development Specialist, was interviewed about city-business financing. Click here for the edited transcript of the interview.

CDIA Finishes PFS On Street Lighting Project in Bishkek

November 21, 2015

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The CDIA Pre-Feasibility Study (PFS) on Energy Efficiency and Public Safety Improvements Through Street Lighting in Bishkek has been completed. Based on this PFS, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has initiated a Feasibility Study (FS) and the City is translating the CDIA final report as an input in the FS and as such could be considered as linked to finance.

CDIA-Assisted Project In Kathmandu Now Almost Complete

November 16, 2015

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In 2009, the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport of Kathmandu City in Nepal, with support from CDIA and ADB, conducted a study under the Sustainable Urban Transport Project. The study focused on how to improve traffic management and public transport, junctions, road widening, air quality, pedestrian lanes and sidewalks, and the construction of roads and pedestrian bridges along the Bishnumati river corridor.

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