World Bank Platform for Urban Management and Analysis

PUMA was developed as part of the larger Australian Aid-funded analytical activity that studies urban expansion in East Asia Pacific and allows the mapping of built-up land, urban expansion, and urban population change across the region between 2000 and 2010. As a pilot, more detailed mapping of land cover in five cities in the region (Ho Chi Minh City and Hai Phong in Vietnam; Surabaya in Indonesia; Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia; and Cebu in the Philippines) has been carried out, using satellite imagery.

ADB's Vision of Livable Cities

ADB’s vision is to transform the archetypical chaotic, polluted, inequitable cities of Asia and the Pacific into a competitive, equitable, environmentally sustainable, and climate resilient urban centers—in short, livable cities. This will require a new approach to city development, including how ADB supports that development.

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