City Prosperity Initiative

UN-Habitat's City Prosperity Initiative (CPI) is a global initiative that to date covers more than 300 cities across the world. The CPI offers a diagnosis of the opportunities and challenges that cities are facing. The CPI is being adopted as a monitoring framework of the urban Sustainable Development Goals� (SDGs) targets and indicators. The CPI is a composite index used to measure how cities create and distribute socio-economic benefits or prosperity and the overall achievements of the city through the definition of six categories. The six dimensions of the Index are: i) Productivity; ii) Infrastructure Development; iii) Quality of Life; iv) Equity and Social Inclusion; v) Environmental Sustainability; and vi) Urban Governance and Legislation. The website provides cities' raw data, a comparison tool and an index tool for city benchmarking.

Urban solutions pathways

ADB's Vision of Livable Cities

Cities contribute to national economic growth, but they can be polluted and overcrowded. Asia’s rapidly developing cities face inadequate basic services, environmental degradation, and increasing poverty. “Livable Cities” is ADB’s vision and approach to urban development. ADB works to support the transformation of developing cities in Asia and the Pacific into safe, sustainable urban centers.

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