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Celebrating 11 Years of Co-Management in Preparing Sustainable Infrastructure Projects with Cities

November 29, 2018|Oliver Baudler-Voigt


On 21 November 2018, CDIA celebrated its more than a decade history through a knowledge sharing session at the Asian Development Bank Headquarters. For 11 years, CDIA has been working closely with cities in Asia and the Pacific to support infrastructure development and financing. By December 2018, the engagement of GIZ as one of the implementers of the initiative will come to an end; and from 2019 onwards, CDIA will completely transition into an ADB-managed Trust Fund. During the event, CDIA’s publication called Bridging Cities, People and Sustainable Development was launched, which highlights some of the key interventions undertaken in recent years.

CDIA is Engaging Youth and Community in Urban Planning in Panaji

November 8, 2018|Oliver Baudler


On 31st October, which marked the international #WorldCitiesDay 2018, that highlighted sustainable and resilient cities, CDIA successfully held its first Youth and Community Engagement Workshop regarding the rejuvenation of the St. Inez Creek in Panaji, India.

CDIA Welcomes a FELICITY Colleague for a Three-week Learning Exchange on Project Development and Financing

October 26, 2018|Oliver Baudler


From 18 September – 5 October, Itzel Alcerreca, Advisor for Mexico of the Financing Energy for Low-carbon Investment – Cities Advisory Facility (FELICITY) was posted in CDIA for three weeks in order to learn about the approaches, tools and capacity development measures of CDIA – and to apply the new knowledge in the Latin American context.

City-to-City Learning Exchange Conducted for the Kaili Transport Hub Project

October 26, 2018|Chenzi Yiyang


The second phase of CDIA’s capacity development support for the Kaili East Green Public Transport Hub Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Project was conducted on October 8-11, 2018. Through this activity, key personnel from the Kaili City government had fruitful city-to-city learning exchange workshops with Hong Kong, Shenzhen, and Guangzhou.

Video Documentary of Partnership towards a More Sustainable Mobility in Tbilisi City

October 26, 2018|An Rubenecia


Like many other cities in Asia-Pacific, Tbilisi City in Georgia is suffering from a car-centric culture, made worse by poor quality of public transport, unregulated taxi business and very cheap parking. These conditions, set against the backdrop of a hilly city provides a clear picture of the extent of work needed to address its mobility issues.

Increasing Panaji’s Livability through 24/7 Water Supply and Nature-Based Creek Rejuvenation

October 25, 2018|Oliver Baudler


Panaji is the capital of the Indian state of Goa and serves as a hub to the domestic and international tourist streams arriving there every year. On request from the city, CDIA has partnered with Panaji in order to conduct a Project Preparation Study (PPS) on a 24/7 water supply network and the rejuvenation of the St. Inez Creek, which is running through the city.

CDIA Takes Part in Environmental Governance Forum

October 23, 2018


CDIA, through its Project Coordinator for China, Ms. Chenzi Yiyang, participated in the 2018 China-ASEAN Environmental Cooperation Forum on 11-12 September 2018.

Building Resilient Infrastructure in Punjab Province, Pakistan

October 19, 2018|Susan Jose


CDIA has recently kicked-off its technical assistance to the cities of Sargodha, Muzaffarghar, Bahawalpur and Rahim Yar Khan in the Province of Punjab, Pakistan. Part of its support is the preparation of a 15-year urban resilient infrastructure investment program and the conduct of pre-feasibility studies for priority projects.

Palembang Makes Headway in Sustainable Urban Transport

September 28, 2018|An Rubenecia


Billions of rupiah are being spent on infrastructure projects in Palembang City to improve access to public transport services and reduce traffic congestion while curbing transport emissions. A number of these investments have yet to be fully implemented, but city residents are starting to see and experience a more efficient and improved urban transport system.

CDIA Contributes to ‘Public Space-led Urban Development’ Session at UCLG ASPAC Congress

September 27, 2018|Mia Simpao


CDIA through its Program Management Officer Mia Simpao, showcased the initiative of its city partner – Yangzhou, People’s Republic of China at the session on “Public Space-led Urban Development: Towards a Regional Strategy.” The session was organized by the United Nations Habitat as part of the UCLG-ASPAC Congress on September 14, 2018 in Surabaya, Indonesia.

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