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October 20, 2015
With the 6th Asia Pacific Urban Forum (APUF 6) happening in Jakarta, Indonesia this week, 19-21 October, CDIA is looking forward to exciting, inspiring and forward-looking discussions on ‘Sustainable Urban Development in Asia-Pacific’. The APUF 6 is a great opportunity to bring together key stakeholders from across Asia-Pacific and gather the region’s urban stories, experiences, […]
October 15, 2015
The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Training Course on “Managing Urban Development and Climate Change: Strategies and Collaborative Action for Resilient Cities,” will be held in Bangkok from 17-20 November. The course provides cutting-edge expertise, practical approaches and instruments for executive staff and policy advisers who support partners in the area of resilient urban […]
October 7, 2015
For many years, in the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad, Pakistan’s capital, commuting for three hours has become part of the residents’ daily grind. From the city of Rawalpindi, where people choose to live due to cheaper housing, they travel to Islamabad, where they work, and back to their homes and families in the evenings.
October 1, 2015
As part of building and enhancing the CDIA Centers of Learning – a network of CDIA-assisted cities that can provide inspirational examples in preparing infrastructure investment projects & securing financing in innovative ways, CDIA, and the Guiyang Vocational College organized a workshop on “Investing in China’s Urban Future: Strengthening City-to-City Learning,” 22-23 September in Guiyang City, PR China.
September 22, 2015
Linking to the 6th Asia Pacific Urban Forum, this one day training event provides an opportunity for learning, discussing, and exchanging ideas on how to link urban infrastructure investments to finance. As local and regional governments are now being entrusted with leading their cities towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and Post 2015 Development Agenda Towards Habitat III, it is highly relevant to provide them with a better understanding of financing mechanisms. Click here for the flyer.
September 10, 2015
The latest version of the CDIA Pre-Feasibility Study Guidelines is now available for download on our Web site.
September 9, 2015
ADB and the Decentralization and Local Governance (DeLoG) – a network of 28 bilateral and multilateral development partners- conducted a 3-day regional learning seminar to enable a structured exchange of information and experiences, lessons learned and good practices in supporting decentralized governance. The seminar, entitled External Support for Decentralization Reforms and Local Governance Systems In the Asia-Pacific: Better Performance, Higher Impact?” was held in Manila, 25-27 August 2015 and hosted by ADB.
September 3, 2015
The 3rd Urban Environmental Accords (UEA) Summit will be held in Iloilo City, Philippines, 15-17 September 2015. On 16 September, CDIA will organize a parallel session on “Alternative Financing Models for Infrastructure Investment,” which will provide an overview of CDIA and its portfolio especially in Philippines, focusing on financing options available for cities to implement their infrastructure projects.
August 27, 2015
On 20 August, the 4th Annual Urban Renewal Conference by Trueventus, and supported by CDIA, concluded at the Goodwood Park Hotel, Singapore. The event was a resounding success convening close to 120 delegates from 10 countries — representing entities that included urban renewal and redevelopment authorities, urban planners, developers, project planners from government, agencies, local councils, urban development agencies, city and town planners — who exchanged their valuable knowledge, learned from the discussions and presentations, and networked in a highly beneficial setting. Countries represented were Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Australia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, USA, and Namibia.
August 24, 2015
On 12-14 August, health workers conducted a rapid socio-economic survey in San Fernando City, La Union in the Philippines, under the Pre-Feasibility Study “Green and Integrated Wastewater Management,” supported by CDIA.