LIVABLE CITIES

Making Cities More Livable is the Asian Development Bank’s vision and approach toward sustainable urban development under its new Strategy 2030. Known as Strategy 2030 Operational Priority 4, it has three operational approaches or pillars: Improve coverage, quality efficiency, and reliability of services in urban areas; strengthen urban planning and financial sustainability of cities; and improve urban environment, climate resilience and disaster management of cities.
 
With 65% of people in Asia and the Pacific set to live in cities by 2050, we have gathered stories and lessons that will ensure cities in Asia and the Pacific are inclusive, competitive, environmentally sustainable, and resilient.
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IMPROVING COVERAGE, QUALITY, EFFICIENCY, AND RELIABILITY OF SERVICES IN URBAN AREAS

Improve the coverage, quality, efficiency, and reliability of services in urban areas to make them energy-efficient, gender-responsive, inclusive, and sustainable by supporting integrated development, building capacities, and promoting high-level technologies.

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IMPROVE URBAN ENVIRONMENT, CLIMATE RESILIENCE AND DISASTER MANAGEMENT OF CITIES

Improve urban environments, climate resilience, and disaster management through, for example, enhancing resources and building capacity.

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STRENGTHEN URBAN PLANNING AND FINANCIAL SUSTAINABILITY OF CITIES

Strengthen urban planning and financial sustainability of cities by promoting inclusive and participatory processes and supporting cities to develop and efficiently use their financial resources.

ARTICLES AND STORIES

FINANCING PARTNERSHIP FACILITY

The urban operations of ADB benefits from the support of notable trust funds, which are collectively referred to as the Urban Financing Partnership Facility. Under this umbrella, strategic, long-term, multi-partner investments on innovative urban solutions are implemented. These investments help to achieve the vision of livable cities.

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MEET OUR PEOPLE

Bhuwneshwar Sah

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Despite a limited three-year secondment, this geographic information systems specialist has made a lasting mark in ADB with SPADE, the Spatial Data Analysis Explorer, which is expected to radically enhance not only urban projects but also other areas of ADB operations.

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Bhuwneshwar Sah

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July 2018 -Despite a limited three-year secondment, this geographic information systems specialist has made a lasting mark in ADB with SPADE, the Spatial Data Analysis Explorer, which is expected to radically enhance not only urban projects but also other areas of ADB operations.

In the conflux of space and time

Bhuwneshwar Sah

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July 2018 -Despite a limited three-year secondment, this geographic information systems specialist has made a lasting mark in ADB with SPADE, the Spatial Data Analysis Explorer, which is expected to radically enhance not only urban projects but also other areas of ADB operations.