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Financing urban infrastructure

August 7, 2009

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Urban infrastructure investments in water, sanitation and solid waste are far below the estimated levels needed to reach the Millennium Development Goals. In order to provide good services to urban citizens, the share of resources allocated for urban infrastructure will have to increase if reforms and growth are to continue.

The Logical Framework Approach – Swedish International Development Agency (Sida)

August 7, 2009

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The aim of this booklet is to provide practical guidance for Sida partners in project planning procedures. It contains a description of the theory of LFA, which summarises approaches and principles, the different planning steps and how they can be implemented – as well as the roles of different stakeholders in a planning procedure. Click […]

Cycling Inclusive Policy Development: A Handbook – Sustainable Urban Transport Project (SUTP)/ GTZ

August 7, 2009

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GIZ SUTP and the Interface for Cycling Expertise (I-Ce) have joined efforts in the development of a training document entitled “Cycling-inclusive Policy Development: A Handbook”. It has been written by 12 authors who are experts in different fields of cycling-inclusive development. This handbook provides detailed information on how to develop cycling-friendly policies and facilities. It […]

Interview with Klaus Töpfer: “Tackle two crises at once”

August 1, 2009

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The trend towards the megacity is especially apparent in Asia. The model of large European or North American cities shaped by individual transport, however, is not environmentally sustainable. Urbanisation in developing countries will have to find alternative ways. Klaus Töpfer, former head of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), hopes the global economic crisis will […]

Transport, cooling system in SRP growth study

July 28, 2009

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CEBU: Phase one of the Priority Infrastructure Investment Plan for the South Road Properties (SRP) had recently been completed by the Asian Development Bank-Cities Development Initiative for Asia (ADB-CDIA), Cebu City Hall officials said yesterday. City Planning and Development Officer Paul Nigel Villarete said among the priority infrastructures being studied are the district cooling and […]

MIGEDC eyes interested investors

July 27, 2009

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ILOILO CITY – The Metro Iloilo Guimaras Economic and Development Council (Migedc) is positively eyeing interested investors for the improvement of the downtown Central Business District (CBD) and new eco-ports at Fort San Pedro and in Guimaras Island. Mayor Jerry P. Treñas who also chairs the Migedc, said the Cities Development Initiative for Asia (CDIA) […]

CDIA support for GVMC likely

July 26, 2009

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VISAKHAPATNAM: Cities Development Initiative for Asia (CDIA), the Philippines, a global organization sponsored by the Asian Development Bank, Swedish International Development Co-operation Agency (SIDA), German Technical Co-operation and KFW Bank, has extended support in technical consultancy for preparation of pre-feasibility studies for high priority infrastructure investment projects taken up by Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation. Senior […]

Urban transport project approved

July 25, 2009

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FAISALABAD: The Chief Secretary Punjab, Javed Mehmud, has approved the launching of the project “Pre-feasibility Study for Urban Transport and Industrial Waste Management” in Faisalabad. This approval was given by him during his visit to Chiniot, where Senior Municipal Development Specialist of Cities Development Initiative for Asia(CDIA), Nadir Ihsan, along with his team, met him […]

KMC keen on hi-tech dumping

July 24, 2009

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KATHMANDU: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) is doing groundwork to dispose garbage using new technologies. A study draft on scientific disposal of city garbage and the management of Bishnumati river corridor is at its final stage. “We have already completed 85 per cent of the study. The study started in February and will end in […]

Policy Forum: sustainable transport solutions for liveable cities

July 23, 2009

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SINGAPORE: Sustainable transportation solutions are critical for the long-term viability of a liveable city, say experts, academia and policy makers at a Policy Forum jointly organised by the Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC), Cities Development Initiatives for Asia (CDIA) and LTA Academy today. Titled “Sustainable Transportation Solutions for Liveable Cities”, the organisers invited Mr Enrique […]

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