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

February 8, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

CDIA and PT SMi Offers Linking to Finance Training Course in Indonesia

January 23, 2017

Indonesian cities, like other cities in the world are facing enormous challenges in satisfying the huge demand for urban infrastructure. Due to decentralization processes, local governments are increasingly responsible for financing the infrastructure needs despite their limited capacity to perform the new functions. While there is a wide range of potential financing sources, the capacities of Indonesian cities to make use of these opportunities must be strengthened.

Pro-poor and Green Transport Project Boosts Mobility and Access, Prevents Flooding in Khulna City

November 24, 2016

At least 200,000 urban poor population in Khulna City, Bangladesh are now benefiting from the road and transport infrastructure project that CDIA helped to prepare beginning 2008.

This was the estimate given by Mr. Abir ul Jabbar, Chief Planning Officer of Khulna City Corporation (KCC) when interviewed by CDIA’s Monitoring Specialist Mr. Rudini Baoy, during the conduct of the Tracer Study in Khulna City from 5-9 November 2016. The study sought to track the progress, effectiveness and impact of CDIA project preparation interventions.

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