Investing in Asia’s Urban Future

By |2018-08-02T12:12:26+02:00January 23rd 2017|basic infrastructure & housing, water & sanitation, , , , , , , , , |

Asia is one of the regions of the world that is experiencing extremely rapid urbanisation. The Cities Development Initiative for Asia (CDIA) has recently launched a photobook in which case studies of four cities in Asia illustrate innovative ways to tackle issues in key sectors such as flood and drainage management, water supply, transport and waste management.

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“Local governments are better equipped” – An interview with John Bongat, mayor of Naga City

By |2017-10-25T22:00:46+02:00January 3rd 2017|climate change & resilience, disaster risk reduction, green & smart development, , , , , , , |

John Bongat is the mayor of Naga City in the Philippines, one of the most disaster-prone cities in the world. URBANET talked to him about how he attempts to make Naga City more livable.

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Mozambique: Rehabilitation of the Chiveve River is improving the quality of life of Beira’s residents

By |2017-10-25T22:00:59+02:00December 9th 2016|climate change & resilience, disaster risk reduction, green & smart development, , , , , , , , , |

In a four-part series, URBANET takes a closer look at specific projects that contribute to making cities more liveable. This second part describes how the coastal city of Beira in Mozambique mitigates floods and other climate change-related natural disasters, which usually effect the poorest communities the most severely. By rehabilitating the Chiveve River, the situation has improved significantly.

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Integrated Resource Management in Asian cities: The Urban Nexus

By |2017-10-25T22:01:31+02:00October 11th 2016|climate change & resilience, green & smart development, urban nexus, , , , , , , |

The "Urban Nexus" is a theoretical and technical approach to integrated urban development. It introduces innovative and environmentally-friendly engineering solutions to improve the physical infrastructure of cities, and also promotes people-centered development. Our authors Ruth Erlbeck and Ralph Trosse describe how a low-cost, climate change resilient pilot house was built in the Philippines as part of the Nexus project.

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