COVID-19 and Livable Cities in Asia and the Pacific: Guidance Note

Institutional Document | December 2020

This guidance note aims to support cities in ADB developing member countries to effectively and immediately respond to the impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and “build back better” in the short and medium terms.

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COVID-19 is causing an unprecedented global impact on cities across the world. The proposed approaches and actions discussed in this guidance note are anchored to the core principles of ADB’s Strategy 2030 Operational Plan for Priority 4: Making Cities More Livable and also considers the public health and economic impacts of the pandemic. The guidance note is one of a series produced by ADB for key sectors and thematic areas.


  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Issues and Challenges
  • Key Approaches for Cities During and After the Pandemic
  • Post-COVID-19 Emergency Response and Immediate Actions for Livable Cities
  • Build Back Better: Post-Pandemic Livable Cities
  • Potential ADB Support and Way Forward

Additional Details

  • COVID-19
  • Urban development
  • 32
  • 8.5 x 11
  • TIM200416-2
  • 978-92-9262-637-2 (print)
  • 978-92-9262-638-9 (electronic)
  • 978-92-9262-639-6 (ebook)

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