Cities Alliance (CA)  is a global alliance of cities and their development partners committed to improving the living conditions of the urban poor through advocacy and the promotion of pro-poor city development strategies and cities without slum initiatives that develop citywide and nationwide slum upgrading programs. ADB joined CA in 2002 to become a more effective development partner for reducing urban poverty in the Asia and Pacific region. More 
The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is committed to provide international technical cooperation for areas on poverty alleviation, environmental and resource protection, and education and training. With mutual interest in promoting effective and relevant policies and programs in Asia's future urban development, ADB and BMZ, on behalf of German Development Cooperation, signed a Letter of Intent during ADB's 38th Annual Meeting in May 2005, Istanbul, Turkey. More 
The People’s Republic of China (PRC) Urban Knowledge Hub was launched in 2010 to facilitate information and experience exchange within the PRC and between the PRC and developing countries in the Asia and Pacific Region. The initiative is designed with the aim of better urban management by creating knowledge and capacity based on the principles of sustainable development.
The PRC Urban Knowledge Hub is a pioneering initiative made possible through partnership between the East Asia Department of the Asia Development Bank and the College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University, Shanghai. The partners aim to expand this partnership to include a range of organizations, agencies, and institutions. More