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Urban Innovations: Town-based Urbanization Strategy Study in the PRC
(Asian Development Bank, 2008-10-15)
Promoting town development has long been central to the urbanization strategy of the People’s Republic of China and is underscored by the Government’s continuous search for specific policy mechanisms that will enable economic growth and attract more ...
The Urgent Need for "Smart Urban Transport" to Combat Climate Change in the People's Republic of China
(Asian Development Bank, 2008-11-15)
The Asian Development Bank recently supported technical assistance on resource optimization in the road sector in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) where a methodology on measuring CO2 emissions for road projects and a handbook on awareness of climate ...
Urban Innovations and Best Practices: Urban Development Policy of India (Part 1) - Mobility of People by Bus Rapid Transit
(Asian Development Bank, 2010-04-15)
Cities in India have been the “engine of economic growth.” But realizing future economic growth hinges on whether or not Indian cities can be made more efficient, livable, inclusive, and competitive. To achieve this, it is essential to strengthen urban ...
Urban Innovations and Best Practices: Urban Public Transport: Case Study of PPP in Beijing
(Asian Development Bank, 2010-11-15)
Rising incomes and increasing urbanization tend to bring about increased demand for mobility, often in the form of personal mobility, such as cars, as well as increasing motorization. Coupled with reduced car ownership restrictions in the PRC, conditions ...
Pacific Climate Change Program: Update No. 1
(Asian Development Bank, 2011-01-15)
The Pacific developing member countries (PDMCs) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) are confronted with extraordinary circumstances with respect to climate change. They face dire and immediate consequences—from sea level rise and more frequent and ...
Urban Innovations: From Spatial Urban Planning to Comprehensive Socioeconomic Development in Viet Nam: Thanh Hoa City Case Study
(Asian Development Bank, 2008-09-15)
The purpose of the Central Region Urban Environmental Improvement Project (CRUEIP), which targets several of Viet Nam’s secondary cities, is to strengthen the capacity of local government institutions in improving urban infrastructure. The CRUEIP aims ...
Urban Innovations and Best Practices: A New Paradigm for Sustainable Urban Transport
(Asian Development Bank, 2009-10-15)
Recent decades have witnessed an increasing number of attempts to manage developing cities’ sustainability. Transport action is widely recognized as central to these endeavors. Huge resources and vast efforts have been invested in urban transport but ...
Remittances in the Pacific: An Overview
(Asian Development Bank, 2005-03-15)
In many Pacific island countries, the remittances that flow from internal and international migrants to family members at home are a prominent feature of the national economy. Internal rural-urban migration produces some flows of goods and money, but ...
Sector Briefing on Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation: Urban Development
(Asian Development Bank, 2012-01-15)
Climate change has implications for all aspects of urban development through a wide range of impacts on the planning and services systems.
Climate Action South Asia: Information Update No. 4: Addressing Climate Risks in Development Interventions
(Asian Development Bank, 2013-11-15)
As a first step toward addressing climate change risks in development investment, a climate change risk screening system is being applied in projects in the six South Asia developing member countries of ADB. Using extensive geophysical information and ...