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"Creating Liveable Cities: Linking Plans to Projects" training

October 18, 2009

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CDIA has partnered with UCLG-ASPAC and the city of Changwon, Korea to co-sponsor a training seminar on “Creating Liveable Cities: Linking Plans to Projects” that will be held during the 12th UCLG-ASPAC Executive Bureau Meeting from October 19-21.

Asia Pacific Weeks: Mobility and energy

September 22, 2009

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7-18 October, Berlin. Under the heading “Asia-Pacific: Partner for a Common Future”, the 7th Asia-Pacific Weeks will be focusing on the priority themes of “mobility” and “energy”.

Global firm gives tips for civic body

September 17, 2009

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CHENNAI: If the ambitious proposals of Manila-based Cities Development Initiative for Asia (CDIA) for managing the city’s waterways and solid waste were to be implemented by the city corporation, it could shop for investments for infrastructure projects abroad to complete them in record time, and cash in on selling the mounds of garbage generated. The […]

[7-18 Oct] Asia Pacific Weeks: Mobility and energy

September 5, 2009

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7-18 October, Berlin. Under the heading “Asia-Pacific: Partner for a Common Future”, the 7th Asia-Pacific Weeks will be focusing on the priority themes of “mobility” and “energy”. As an initiative of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), “the Cities Development Initiative for Asia,” serves as a […]

Urban Development Planning (SIDA)

August 7, 2009

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Almost one billion of the world’s poor live in inadequate housing in urban slums, and as cities continue to grow, the problem becomes worse. However, urban expansion is not in itself an obstacle to development. Towns and cities are important cogs in the machinery of business and commerce, and it is here where the best part of economic growth […]

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 […]

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