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CDIA Announces #BetterMyCity Photo Contest Winners

CDIA has announced the winners of the #BetterMyCity photo contest, an element of its 2020 Urban October Campaign. CDIA is pleased to have collaborated with ADB Youth for Asia to organize this interactive photo contest, which took place from 1st to 23rd October. This contest gave community members across the Asia ...

Urban Breakfast Webinars Share Key Development Solutions

More than 2.3 billion people live in Asia Pacific cities, and this number is growing every day. This month, CDIA partnered with Asian Development Bank’s Youth for Asia (YfA) to join the global celebration of “Urban October” to bring everyone’s attention to urbanization – and the challenges and opportunities it ...

CDIA Holds Livability and Resilience Seminar for Partner Cities in Lao PDR

As part of CDIA’s continuing work on capacity building for developing cities, the project team working in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) organized a seminar to promote the concept of ‘livability’ to partner cities, namely Kaysone Phomvihane, Luang Prabang and Pakse. “CDIA is committed to support the cities in their journey ...

Preserving Water Resources by Recycling 100% Wastewater

Handan, a Chinese city of about four million people needs a lot of water - however, its water resources are being depleted, and it receives uneven rainfall. The Handan Municipal Government reached out to CDIA for technical assistance in 2010, and CDIA helped them prepare the Handan Wastewater Treatment and Recycling ...

Six Innovations That Will Promote Sustainable Urbanization in Uzbekistan

CDIA is supporting the government of Uzbekistan to achieve its priority agenda of sustainable urbanization. Through its ongoing project preparation study (PPS), CDIA’s development experts have identified infrastructure investment projects that can be piloted in the cities of Khiva, Djizzak, Yangiyer and the urban village of Havas. These proposed infrastructure investments ...

CDIA Welcomes Cath Terio to the Team

CDIA is pleased to welcome Cathlyn Rose Terio to their team. Cath started her role as CDIA Administrator on 2 October 2020, and she now supports the CDIA team in preparing reports and official documents, managing knowledge sharing events, and liaising with the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Urban Sector Group. “I have ...

Webinar Alert: Urban Breakfast on 29 October

While there are many headlines about Asia’s aging population, it’s actually the most youthful region in the world – with over 1.1 billion people aged under 30. While youth are the future policy makers and citizens of cities and represents a large workforce that can contribute to both the formal ...

CDIA Launches Publications on Urban River Pollution Management

Urban rivers bring life to cities and revitalize the environment, but rapid urbanization in many cities has led to severe river pollution. On 22 October 2020, CDIA launched four publications that present innovative ideas and international best practices for reducing water pollution in the Xin’an River in Huangshan, a city of ...

#Webinar Alert: Urban Breakfast on Thursday, Oct 22

The Asia Pacific region is experiencing an increase in extreme weather events and is coping with the long-term effects of climate change, while at the same time trying to raise living standards of city’s residents. In this webinar, CDIA’s development experts will share how your cities can build climate resilience through ...

#Webinar Alert: Urban Breakfast on Thursday, Oct 15

Solid waste is a major cause of environmental pollution and is responsible for spreading harmful and infectious diseases in cities. It is also a problem made worse by unsustainable production and consumption patterns. Join us as we share insights on some of CDIA’s holistic project preparation work on solid waste management and ...

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