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The Urban Innovations series features case studies of ADB's urban development projects in Asia and the Pacific. It shares best practices and lessons learned in urban infrastructure, transport, sanitation, as well as urban planning, policies, and urban development financing.
This case study describes eco-cities and how they have presented by the central government of the People's Republic of China as the key to a new and sustainable model of urban development.
This case study narrates how urban development investment companies have grown to beome a key element in the financing and implementation framework for public urban development in the People's Republic of China.
The People's Republic of China began to deregulate the water sector in the 1990s, permitting private and foreign investment in water supply and sewage treatment infrastructure.
In 2002, the city government of Wenzhou decided to form a build-operate-transfer partnership with a local private contractor to build and operate a new municipal solid waste-to-energy incinerator plant.
Being located on the south bank of the Yangtze River and having high rainfall, Maanshan City enjoys abundant water resources. An estimated 88.7% of the urban population has access to water supply.
This case study narrates the success of the BRT system in Guangzhou City in the People's Republic of China.
This case study narrates how public-private partnerships in the People's Republic of China is contributing to the development of urban public transport in the country.
This case study narrates efforts in Rizhao City in the People's Republic of China to retrofit sustainable practices in an urban context.
This case study narrates the success of the BRT system in Ahmedabad, Gujarat in India.
This brief explains how Floor Space Index-linked land use control and infrastructure financing mechanism will catalyze more orderly and efficient spatial development toward "compact city" through "densification" along public transport corridors.