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CDIA to Help Asian Cities Align with the New Urban Agenda

October 28, 2016


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.

CDIA to Capture the Water Supply Project of Pimpri City through Video Documentation

October 13, 2016


Pimpri City in India is one of the Asian cities that has taken a proactive stance in sustainable development. In fact, the City Government is taking the necessary steps to ensure that water, a resource so scarce and yet immensely valuable to the life and culture of the Indian population, is provided.

CDIA, through its Program Coordinator Mrs. Claudia Hermes, Program Manager for India Balakrishnan Elangovan and Communications Specialist Analyn Rubenecia sought to capture the innovative steps through a video documentation conducted from 2-5 October 2016.

YAP shares her CDIA experiences with PPP Center of the Philippines

October 12, 2016


As part of the cooperation between CDIA and its national partner organization, the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Center of the Philippines, a knowledge sharing session focusing on CDIA’s project development and capacity development initiatives for Asian cities was conducted in September 2016 at the PPP Center Office in Quezon City, Philippines.

Pakistan Heeds Call to Make its Cities More Inclusive

September 30, 2016


Pakistan is rapidly urbanizing with 37% of its 193 million population living in cities as of now. Most of the unplanned urban expansion is happening in shape of slums. A rising class of urban poor resides in informal settlements and do not have access to essential services. This implies that Pakistan cities are not growing ‘inclusively’ and the benefits of local economic development are not shared fairly.

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