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June 13, 2016
With funding support from the Shanghai Municipal Government, a call for Expression of Interest is now open for qualified companies to carry out the technical assistance for the ADB 2017 Loan for the “Shandong Spring City Sustainable Urban Mobility Development Project.” This project aims to explore ways for clean bus-based public BRT transit system in the central urban areas of Jinan to effectively reduce the congestion situation in Jinan and protect the springs and urban ecology. Click here for the Terms of Reference.
June 8, 2016
CDIA in cooperation with the Cities Alliance and the GIZ Project “Inclusive Metropolitan Environments for the Urban Poor,” carried out a training course on “Promoting Inclusive Growth in Asian Cities,” in Can Tho, Vietnam, 31 May to 1 June 2016.
June 6, 2016
CDIA, represented by Eva Ringhof, Urban Development Specialist, participated in the recently concluded Metropolitan Solutions 2016 — a single showcase that comprised international conferences, an exhibition area and a matchmaking platform. Centered around several key themes pivotal for sustainable urban development, the event focused on buildings and public space, energy, management, mobility and logistics, and water and waste water solutions. The event was held in Berlin, Germany, 31 May-2 June 2016.
June 2, 2016
Are Asian cities fully equipped with the comprehension and know-how in preparing infrastructure investments aimed at gaining ground on climate change adaptation and resilience? For most, the answer is no. In response to this gap, the Cities Development Initiative for Asia (CDIA) collaborated with the Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore Environment Institute and USAID Adapt Asia Pacific to deliver a 5-day course on “Urban Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience.”
Held in Singapore from May 23-27, 2016, it brought together local government officials from the cities of San Jose del Monte and Tuguegarao in the Philippines, Balikpapan and Tanjungpinang in Indonesia, Surat in India, Rajshahi in Bangladesh and the province of Punjab in Pakistan.
May 31, 2016
On 19 May 2016, ICLEI tweeted about the Municipal Finance Conference, featuring a talk on Asian Cities by Eva Ringhof, CDIA’s Social Development Specialist. She said “Smart cities need sustainable ideas but also a mix of funding resources to realize them.” Check out ICLEI’s tweet!
May 27, 2016
Project Name : Pre-Feasibility Study of Integrated Elderly Care Public-Private Partnership Pilot Project in Yichang City
Name of Consultant : WATERMAN HONG HONGK CO. LTD.
Address : Room 2108, 21/F Tesbury Center, 28 Queen’s Rod East, Wanchai. Hong Kong
Amount of Contract : US$ 309,986.67
Date of Contract : 03-Mar-16
May 24, 2016
A Brown Bag on Heritage Works: Opportunities for Heritage-led Urban Regeneration in Myanmar’s Old Capital Yangon will be held on Wednesday, 25 May 2015, 10 A.M. Room 4654E at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Manila.
Ms. Ester van Steekelenburg, Founder of Urban Discovery, and Ms. Eri Honda, ADB Principal Urban Development Specialist, will share insights of tools that focus on precinct heritage and building preservation while increasing competitiveness and enhancing living conditions based on the a pilot study in Yangon’s historic core.
May 17, 2016
ADB’s March 2016 publication “GrEEEn Solutions for Livable Cities” mentions CDIA several times in the context of infrastructure financing and the CIIPP toolkit:
“Cities in Asia seeking advice on linking such planning activities with actual infrastructure financing have been supported by the Cities
Development Initiative for Asia (CDIA). This kind of city–development agency partnership enters at the stage between planning and
project feasibility, in order to realistically assess what investment projects are feasible and most strongly aligned with a city’s development needs, while having positive impacts on the economy, environment, and equity of a city. In addition to this prioritization of infrastructure investments (City Infrastructure Investment Programming and Prioritization [CIIPP] Toolkit), CDIA undertakes prefeasibility studies and advises city managers on how they can strengthen their projects’ readiness for financing.”
May 16, 2016
Linking Urban Infrastructure Investments to Financing 3-Day Training Course, 27-29 July 2016 Surabaya, Indonesia As local and regional governments are now being entrusted with leading their cities towards achieving the SDGs, it is highly relevant to provide them with a better understanding of financing mechanisms. With this in mind, CDIA in cooperation with national and […]
May 12, 2016
Mr. Nicholas Tendai van Eckert has joined CDIA as Head of Finance and Administration effective 17 April 2016. After joining the Finance Competence Center of the Africa Department at GIZ Germany in 2010 he worked with GIZ Thailand and GIZ Malaysia before joining GIZ in the Philippines.