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Moving from strategies to bankable investment projects

June 22, 2009

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Recently the Cities Development Initiative for Asia (CDIA) staged a regional workshop on the theme of supporting cities in Asia to fill the infrastructure investment planning and programming gap. The event was organized by two of CDIA’s partner organizations, Capacity Building International Germany (InWEnt) and the German Agency for Technical Co-operation (GTZ) and brought together […]

Moving from strategies to bankable investment projects

June 22, 2009

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Recently the Cities Development Initiative for Asia (CDIA) staged a regional workshop on the theme of supporting cities in Asia to fill the infrastructure investment planning and programming gap.

World Urban Forum Five – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: March 22-26, 2010

March 29, 2009

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World Urban Forum Five – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: March 22-26, 2010

Project Overview: Surakarta, Indonesia

March 15, 2009

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Surakarta is also known by the name “Solo” – “Surakarta” is used in formal and official contexts. The city is situated in the province of central Java. The eastern part of the town is bordered by Bengawan Solo River, the longest river on Java. Project Overview: Surakarta, Indonesia City: SURAKARTA Key Sectors: URBAN TRANSPORT Status: […]

Project Overview: Pakse, Lao PDR

March 7, 2009

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Pakse is a city situated in southern Laos, at the confluence of the Xedone and Mekong Rivers. It is the largest city in Champasak province and is the gateway to the Bolovens Plateau. Pakse is located about 30 km east of the Lao/Thai border town of Chong Mek and about 60 km east of Ubon […]

Project Overview: Thung Song, Thailand

March 7, 2009

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The city of Thung Song is situated in the southwestern part of Nakhon Si Thammarat Province in southern Thailand 750 km from Bangkok. Thung Song’s economy is based on essential industries like rubber and cement production. Rice is the main agricultural product. Project Overview: Thungsong, Thailand City: Thung Song Key Sectors: Industrial area development & environmental […]

Germany, ADB, to pump $10 billion into Asian cities Tuesday 6th February, 2007

January 31, 2009

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ADB and the German Government Tuesday launched a joint initiative that will help improve the lives of up to 200 million people in Asia’s growing cities. The new Cities Development Initiative for Asia (CDIA), announced at the end of a conference on Investing in Asia’s Urban Future, will support local governments in implementing their urban […]

ADB and Germany Launch Initiative to Address Asia’s Urban Challenges – February 6, 2007

January 31, 2009

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MANILA, PHILIPPINES – ADB and the German Government today launched a joint initiative that will help improve the lives of up to 200 million people in Asia’s growing cities. The new Cities Development Initiative for Asia (CDIA), announced at the end of a conference on Investing in Asia’s Urban Future, will support local governments in […]

Asian Urbanization Global Priority, ADB Vice President Tells Manila Conference – February 5, 2007

January 31, 2009

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MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Asian urbanization is a global problem that should be at the forefront of donors’ agendas, an ADB Vice-President told the opening of a conference today. Speaking at the conference on Investing in Asia’s Urban Future, Vice-President Ursula Schaefer-Preuss said given that serious and growing problems have overwhelmed urban managers, the response cannot […]

Bus Rapid Transport Guide – Sustainable Urban Transport Project (SUTP) / GTZ

December 7, 2008

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This Planning Guide first provides an overview of the BRT concept, including its definition and historical development and proceeds to give a step-by-step description of the BRT planning process. This Guide encompasses six major components in BRT planning: I. Project preparation; II. Operational design; III. Physical design; IV. Integration; V. Business plan; and VI. Evaluation […]

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