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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.
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.
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.
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(CHP) plant #5, CDIA will be helping the Government of Mongolia replace existing facilities that are insufficient, outdated and causing serious air pollution.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.