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CDIA Tackles Inclusive Urban Development in its Internal Learning Activity

February 10, 2017

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Cities in Asia are not only growing at a rapid pace, they also have an increasing need for inclusive urban development measures, which must be ingrained in the design of their infrastructure projects. With CDIA at the forefront of facilitating innovative urban infrastructure investment projects in Asia, CDIA staff took the opportunity to improve their knowledge when they participated in the internal capacity development training activity on inclusive urban development held on 27 January 2017. CDIA’s monitoring tool, the initial development impact assessment (IDIA) was discussed congruently in an effort to better integrate concepts of inclusiveness in CDIA’s project preparation studies (PPS).

CDIA Video Captures How Tangerang City Revamps its Solid Waste Management Program

February 9, 2017

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CDIA carried out a pre-feasibility study (PFS) in 2013 to revitalize Tangerang City’s solid waste management program. Three years after, the city government took some of the recommendations from the PFS; and implemented those measures using their own resources.

Call for Applications: CDIA-MFA Effective Urban Infrastructure Programming and Good Practices Workshop

February 8, 2017

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In collaboration with the Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs, CDIA is proud to announce that the Effective Urban Infrastructure Programming (EUIP) – Seminar/Workshop on Good Practices to be held in Singapore from 17-21 April 2017 is now open for applications from cities in the Asian Region. Interested parties may submit their application until 22 February 2017.

ADB Invests $50 Million in CDIA-conceptualized Elderly Care Services in Yichang City

January 23, 2017

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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has recently approved a $50 million loan to implement the Integrated Elderly Care Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Pilot Project in Yichang City in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The project was recommended by CDIA in its pre-feasibility study (PFS).

CDIA PPS Charts New Course for Jinan’s Urban Mobility

January 23, 2017

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Jinan City in People’s Republic of China (PRC) is set to take on new and more strategic routes to facilitate urban mobility, and ensure that its transport development follows an environmentally, economically and socially sustainable path.

This was following the conduct of CDIA’s project preparation study (PPS), which recommended a sustainable urban mobility plan for Jinan City, and in particular developed the preliminary design and pre-feasibility study (PFS) for the Green Trolley Bus Network Pilot Project.

CDIA completes Phase 1 of Tbilisi Bus Network Improvement and Pilot Surface Transit System Project

January 23, 2017

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CDIA has successfully completed phase 1 of the project involving the development of proposals to restructure and rationalize Tbilisi city’s bus network, and the identification of a pilot surface transit corridor to be subjected to further study.

CDIA Helps Ulaanbaatar Beef up Cultural Tourism for Its Ger Areas

January 23, 2017

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Mongolia is one of the world’s most intriguing nomadic societies with an important Buddhist and Shamanistic heritage, and a varied intangible cultural heritage centered on music, dance, oral traditions, and festivals.

Ulaanbaatar is Mongolia’s capital and largest city. It houses 1.5 million people (or almost half of the country’s population), of which 60% live in gers, the traditional portable round Mongolian tents. Historically, owing to Mongolians being nomadic, ger areas were set up as temporary settlements and lack of auxiliary infrastructure such as transport, water supply, etc. are expected and distinguishable features. Due to the rapid urbanization of the city center, ger areas have become more permanent with residents acquiring property rights.

CDIA’s Senior Urban Environmental Engineer Participates in Local Economic Development (LED) Cities of Tomorrow Forum in Tbilisi, Georgia

January 23, 2017

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CDIA’s Senior Urban Environmental Engineer Neil Chadder joined with colleagues from Asian Development Bank’s Future Cities Program to participate in the Tbilisi LED Cities of Tomorrow Forum, a flagship event organized annually by the City of Tbilisi to address complex challenges being faced by local governments. Mr. Chadder accompanied Andrew Mcintyre of the ADB and Nana Adeishvili of the Future Cities Program on the panel for the fundraising thematic discussion group, which looked at triangular cooperation: city to city and international organizations to reinforce local governments’ capacities.

New Intern Joins CDIA

January 23, 2017

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Mr. Julian Hoffmann Anton joined CDIA on 09 January 2017 as Intern for Communications for six months. He is an Economics graduate from the Brussels School of Economics and Management, Belgium. Also a photographer and graphic designer, he will continue his studies in Smart Cities and Urban Analytics in London in autumn of 2017. Prior to joining CDIA-GIZ, he served as Communication and Design Assistant at the Mexican Institute of Transport (IMT) in Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico.

UCCAR Training Workshop Boosts Resilience of Bangladesh Cities to Climate Change

January 23, 2017

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CDIA, in collaboration with USAID Adapt Asia Pacific and the International Centre for Climate Change Adaptation and Development (ICCCAD) delivered a training course on urban resilience that specifically targeted mid-level and senior officials from cities in Bangladesh. Held from December 19-22 in Dhaka, the Urban Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience course brought together the cities of Bagerhat, Faridpur, Gazipur, Sathkira, Singra, and Sirajganj. A total of 25 participants were in attendance.

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