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August 8, 2016
CDIA and ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability share a strong mutual interest in promoting sustainable urban development and strengthening climate resilience in the Asian region. Acknowledging the benefits of substantive cooperation, and building on existing collaboration, the partners renewed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) while at the World Cities Summit in Singapore from 10-14 July 2016. CDIA-ADB Program Manager Joris van Etten and ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability Deputy Secretary General Monika Zimmermann signed on behalf of their respective organizations.
August 3, 2016
While many Asian cities are witnessing unprecedented economic growth, many of them are also experiencing rapid urbanization and migration, and becoming more vulnerable to environmental impacts. These urban challenges are putting much pressure on Asian cities and regions that they require integrated, sustainable and transformative solutions. What then are the actions taken by Asian cities and regions to address these issues?
August 2, 2016
At the Third Session of the Preparatory Committee for Habitat III (PrepCom3) in Surabaya, Indonesia, the GIZ Project – Inclusive Metropolitan Environments for the Urban Poor together with Oxfam, CDIA, the Cities Alliance, BMZ and UCLG-ASPAC successfully conducted the side event titled, “Inclusive Cities: Leave no person and no space behind” on 26 July 2016.
August 1, 2016
In the run up to the Habitat III Conference of the United Nations in Quito, Ecuador, the Third Session of the Preparatory Committee was held on 25-27 July 2016 in Surabaya, Indonesia. The event brought together more than 4,000 participants from 142 countries to discuss crucial points in the New Urban Agenda to ensure integration of all facets of sustainable development.
CDIA, through its Program Coordinator Mrs. Claudia Hermes served as a resource person in the Urban Speaker Corner on 26 July 2016 between 4:30-5PM, wherein she talked about the importance of strengthening municipal financing and presented case studies from CDIA experiences.
August 1, 2016
CDIA, through its Social Development Specialist Eva Ringhof recently participated in the Regional Workshop on Urban Governance dubbed, “Access to Services for Social Equity” from 21-23 July 2016 in Surabaya, Indonesia. Organized by the East-West Center, the event served as an important platform for discussing urban governance challenges, examining urban governance capacities, and informing urban policy towards sustainable development and enhanced access to urban services.
July 29, 2016
CDIA, through its Program Coordinator Mrs. Claudia Hermes participated in the Urban Infrastructure Network (UIN) forum held 15 June 2016 in Singapore to finalize UIN’s “Report on Urban Infrastructure Development in the APEC Region: Best Practice Policy Framework and Proposed Action Plans.” UIN was established in 2014 out of the recommendation of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Advisory Council to assist governments and key stakeholders in managing urban development challenges.
UIN’s report is expected to provide tools for APEC policymakers to drive responsive, inclusive and sustainable urban infrastructure development in the Asia-Pacific region.
July 26, 2016
CDIA is pleased to announce that after technical and financial evaluation of the proposal(s) received 12 July 2016 (18:00H, China Time), China Sustainable Transportation Research Center was selected to provide the pre-feasibility study (PFS) consulting service for the project: Shandong Spring City Sustainable Urban Mobility Development.
July 22, 2016
The long-term aim of CDIA is to contribute to the promotion of sustainable and pro-poor urban development, leading to improved environmental and living conditions for all in medium-sized Asian cities. In line with this, CDIA has recently updated and made available online its “Strategy and Action Plan for Pro-poor Urban Infrastructure Development.”
July 21, 2016
Inviting participants of PrepCom3 of the UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) to our side event on July 26, 2016 in Surabaya, Indonesia. See you there!
July 19, 2016
CDIA has recently completed the Pre-feasibility Studies on the Integrated Wastewater Management Project for the cities of Baguio and San Fernando in the Philippines.