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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.

Stakeholders and Advisory Panel Convene for the Development of CDIA Strategy and Business Plan

September 19, 2016

With the intent of seeking inputs and finalizing its Strategy and Business Plan for 2018-2022, CDIA recently organized a Stakeholder Forum-Expert Group and Advisory Panel Meeting on 7 September 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Networking Session at the 6th UCLG-ASPAC Congress Suggests Ways of Boosting Local Infrastructure Investments

September 16, 2016

Local and regional governments play a crucial role in driving sustainable urban development. To do so, they need to have the capacity to prepare feasible infrastructure investment projects, and mobilize resources for their implementation.

With this in mind, CDIA conducted a local finance networking session on 6 September 2016 as part of the 6th UCLG-ASPAC Congress in Jeollabuk-do, South Korea. With the theme, “Region, Life and Culture in the New Urban Agenda,” the conference served as a platform for communication and cooperation among various local governments and experts to come up with sustainable development methods that will ensure better quality of life for all in the Asia-Pacific Region.

CDIA PFS to Pave for Better Heat Supply in the World’s Coldest Capital City

September 16, 2016

CDIA is set to provide better access to heat supply in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia – considered as the coldest capital city in the world.

By recently completing the pre-feasibility study (PFS) for downstream facilities for Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant #5, CDIA will be helping the Government of Mongolia replace existing facilities that are insufficient, outdated and causing serious air pollution.

CDIA-Partner Cities Engage with Experts, Peer Cities at BAQ Conference

September 14, 2016

Two CDIA-partner cities, Peshawar (Pakistan) and Cebu (Philippines) were supported by CDIA to learn and exchange with experts and peer cities at the 9th Better Air Quality Conference. Organized by Clean Air Asia (CAA) and hosted by the City of Busan, South Korea, the event held from 29 August to 2 September 2016 was a gathering of policy makers, practitioners and industry leaders to discuss, among others, local and international issues on air pollution, co-benefits from climate and air pollution management, and sustainable transport solutions for cities.

From CIIPP, Catbalogan’s Sky City Project Gets Funding from the Private Sector

September 13, 2016

CDIA’s City Infrastructure Investment Prioritization and Programming (CIIPP) assistance to cities usually lead to the conduct of pre-feasibility study so that their identified high-priority infrastructure projects may be analyzed further at that level.

For the first time however, the Sky City project, one of the top priority projects that emerged from the CDIA-assisted CIIPP in 2015 for Catbalogan City in the Philippines, was directly linked to private financing.

More Cities Expected to Use CIIPP as GGGI Undergoes Training of Trainers

September 8, 2016

CDIA recently conducted in Hanoi, Vietnam a training of trainers (TOT) for four representatives of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)-Vietnam and -Cambodia to develop their competencies on the use of CDIA’s City Infrastructure Programming and Prioritization (CIIPP) Toolkit.

CDIA Wraps up PFS for Elderly Care in Yichang City, China

September 8, 2016

CDIA endeavors to serve the needs of the most vulnerable segments of the population; and through a recently concluded pre-feasibility study (PFS) in Yichang City, China, CDIA is set to provide a wider range of better quality care services to Yichang’s elderly population through its proposed integrated elderly care facilities.

Three Indian Cities Apply CIIPP to Line up Infrastructure Projects

August 26, 2016

In an effort to identify and prioritize infrastructure projects in the next five years, the cities of Coimbatore, Tiruppur and Erode in the State of Tamil Nadu, India went through the City Infrastructure Investment Prioritization Programming (CIIPP) Exercise in June 2016.

CDIA Participates in Learning Exchange to Ensure Sustainable Low-Carbon Future for Philippine Cities

August 23, 2016

CDIA, through its Environment and Resilience Specialist Joy Bailey, and Climate Finance Intern Riadadh Hossain recently participated in the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Philippines’ two-day event titled, “Bridging the Gap: Cities and their Transition to a Sustainable Low-Carbon Future” on 17-18 August 2016 in Quezon City, Philippines.

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