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Breathing Life into Urban Communities

Many Asia Pacific cities have pockets of decaying or underutilized areas that hamper city livability and economic viability. The cities of Djizzak, Khiva and Yangiyer/Havas in Uzbekistan are currently facing this issue, that is why they have decided to implement urban regeneration initiatives to transform their rundown neighborhoods into vibrant ...

CDIA’s Work Continues, Even in the Face of A Global Emergency

CDIA has taken measures to adapt and keep its projects on track during the COVID-19 pandemic. The CDIA team is headquartered in Manila, but since 12 March they have been working from their respective homes in the cities of Newbury, UK; Shanghai, PRC; Adelaide, Australia; Tbilisi, Georgia; and Metro Manila ...

Developing Integrated Solutions for Urban Issues in Uzbekistan

Recognizing cities as engines of growth, Uzbekistan has set sustainable urbanization as a priority agenda, with the goal of increasing its urbanization level to 60% by 2030. This policy calls for an integrated approach to urban development, to ensure that environmental protection, poverty alleviation and improvement of quality of life are incorporated in the way ...

CDIA is Engaging Youth and Community in Urban Planning in Panaji

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 is engaged with the City of Panaji in a Project Preparation Study (PPS) to ...

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

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 ...

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

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 to conduct a Project Preparation Study (PPS) on a 24/7 water supply network and ...

CDIA Takes Part in Environmental Governance Forum

CDIA, through its Project Coordinator for China, Ms. Chenzi Yiyang, participated in the 2018 China-ASEAN Environmental Cooperation Forum on 11-12 September 2018. The event was aimed at improving environmental governance, by 1) strengthening cooperation between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China; 2) sharing knowledge and experience on the ...

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

Through its Program Management Officer Mia Simpao, CDIA 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, ...

CDIA and Partners Advance SDG Localization at UCLG ASPAC Congress

“How Do I Implement the Sustainable Development Goals in My City?” – This was the key question addressed at the training session jointly organized by CDIA, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia (UNESCAP) and United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) on 12 September 2018 in Surabaya, Indonesia. ...

Supporting Siem Reap’s Wastewater Collection Network

The city of Siem Reap, Cambodia has a  population of more than 230,000 and is the gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Angkor, which is receiving around 1.5 million tourists per year. Although being such a key point of attraction for the tourists as well as an important source of income ...

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