This publication represents the work of ADB’s urban community of practice focused on making cities more “inclusive”—that is, ensuring the poor and vulnerable have access to the services they need to better their quality of life.
Slums, informal settlements, and dilapidated inner-city tenements are problems that many cities in Asia and the Pacific struggle with while their economies try to modernize and develop. Their existence puts at risk not only these economies but also poor people occupying vulnerable areas that climate change and natural disasters will only make worse. Slums are being addressed in countries in Asia and the Pacific but not yet at the rate required to create livable cities. ADB's Strategy 2020 aims for "livable cities" and will address the range of problems resulting from rapid urbanization and the limited capacity of basic service delivery associated with present and future urban growth. To accomplish the vision of livable cities, livelihood opportunities and shelter options of incremental land and housing development are important. ADB's developing member countries will look for viable lending opportunities to finance inclusive cities.
'...by recapturing slum rehabilitation in its different forms as a core element of an inclusive urban development agenda, this book proves relevant for both Asia and other parts of the developing world facing similar challenges of improving the lives of slum dwellers...'
- Claudio Acioly Jr., Chief, Housing Policy Section, UN-HABITAT
- Toward Livable Cities through Inclusive Urban Redevelopment: An Introduction
- India: ADB's Involvement in Slum Rehabilitation
- Indonesia: Neighborhood Upgrading and Shelter Sector Project - Toward Cities without Slums
- Philippines: Strategic Private Sector Partnerships for Urban Poverty Reduction in Metro Manila
- Inclusive Urban Redevelopment: Toward Livable Cities