Improve urban environment, climate resilience and disaster management of cities

  1. Improved urban environments

    • Support environment improvement projects 

    • Promote energy efficiency in ADB operations

    • Support risk-sensitive land use management

    • Promote circular economy practices 

    • Adopt nature-based solutions

  2. Improve capacity of cities for climate resilience and disaster risk management

    • Support resilient cities 

    • Strengthen disaster preparedness and emergency response plans

    • Support cities to localize nationally determined contributions

    • Adopt a systems approach to urban infrastructure resilience

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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