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CDIA Announces #BetterMyCity Photo Contest Winners

October 30, 2020

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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.

Urban Breakfast Webinars Share Key Development Solutions

October 30, 2020

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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 presents.

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

October 30, 2020

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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.

Preserving Water Resources by Recycling 100% Wastewater

October 29, 2020

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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 Management Project, an initiative that aims to treat and recycle 100 percent of wastewater generated by the city.

 

Six Innovations That Will Promote Sustainable Urbanization in Uzbekistan

October 27, 2020

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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.

To ensure more successful results for the proposed investments, CDIA recommended the following innovative measures:

 

CDIA Welcomes Cath Terio to the Team

October 27, 2020

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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.

Strong Partnerships Are the Key to Building Better Cities

October 27, 2020

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Cities need to prioritize infrastructure projects to bring their development aspirations to life – and all the project stakeholders (including the city officials, development experts, community members and the project’s funders) need to work as a team to keep things moving.

This can be a difficult task, and that’s why developing cities call in CDIA to help with project preparation.

Webinar Alert: Urban Breakfast on 29 October

October 23, 2020

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In this webinar, we will talk about why involving youth in infrastructure projects is critical to securing a sustainable future for the region and how everyone can contribute to their cities’ futures.

Tbilisi Improves Public Transit With New Bus Lanes

October 22, 2020

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The Tbilisi City Government has introduced new bus priority lanes along some of its major streets to give commuters faster, safer and more reliable transport options.

CDIA Launches Publications on Urban River Pollution Management

October 21, 2020

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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 five million people in People’s Republic of China.

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