Uniquely Urban: Case Studies in Innovative Urban Development

Publication | February 2023

This report presents case studies that highlight how ADB's teams are working together to design innovative urban projects across the Asia and Pacific region that leverage its value-added services and support sustainable economic growth.

  • US$33.00 (paperback)

Based on interviews with teams in countries including Mongolia, India, and Uzbekistan, the report explores the development challenges they faced. It shows how they built consensus internally and with government and private sector clients to launch programs. Explaining how lending teams are collaborating to devise solutions, it delves into ADB projects in sectors including housing, green infrastructure, and tourism, that are helping make cities more resilient.


  • Introduction
  • How Upstream Programmatic Interventions Drive Industrial and Urban Transformation
  • How People-Friendly Urban Mobility and Green Sponge Infrastructure is Transforming a City
  • A First in Viet Nam Water Sector: Utility Transitions to Nonsovereign Lending
  • Nonsovereign PRC Loan Demonstrates Broad Integratation of Smart Water Technologies
  • Beyond Slum Upgrades: How Affordable Housing Projects Build Resilient, Thriving Households
  • ADB’s First Blue Loan Intercepts Plastics from Landfills, Oceans through Recycling, and Reuse of Ubiquitous PET
  • Private Sector Team in Georgia Expands Green Bond Market in Asia, Urban Water Sector
  • Integrating Urban Design, Nature, and Heritage for Tourism in a Cold-Climate Country: Preliminary ADB Lessons from Mongolia
  • The Making of a Market-Based Mortgage Sector

Additional Details

  • Urban development
  • China, People's Republic of
  • Georgia
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Mongolia
  • Philippines
  • Thailand
  • Uzbekistan
  • Viet Nam
  • 106
  • 8.5 x 11
  • TCS220583-2
  • 978-92-9269-966-6 (print)
  • 978-92-9269-967-3 (electronic)
  • 978-92-9269-968-0 (ebook)

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