Urban Innovations Series
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.
ADB's Contribution to Pollution Control in the Songhua River Basin
This publication outlines ADB's efforts in helping control pollution in the Songhua River Basin in the People's Republic of China.
Community Participation: A Key to Improving Vientiane's Urban Infrastructure
The Vientiane Urban Infrastructure Services Project supported decentralization, strengthened urban governance and management, and provided sustainable urban services to the people of Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic. This publication describes ADB's contribution to the project.
Strategic Private Sector Partnerships for Urban Poverty Reduction (STEP-UP) in Metro Manila
This case study highlights the 'Strategic Private Sector Partnerships for Urban Poverty Reduction (STEP-UP)' project in Metro Manila, which aims to reduce poverty in 23 poor communities in the project area.
From Spatial Urban Planning to Comprehensive Socioeconomic Development in Viet Nam: Thanh Hoa City Case Study
This case study features the Central Region Urban Environmental Improvement Project (CRUEIP), which targets several of Viet Nam's secondary cities and strengthens the capacity of local government institutions in improving urban infrastructure.
City Cluster Development: Triggering Inclusive Economic Growth
This publication answers frequently asked questions about city cluster development (CCD) and how this can help trigger inclusive economic growth.
The Grand Canal of Pasig
This publication narrates how in July 2000, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved a $176 million loan and financial assistance for the cleanup of the Pasig River through the Pasig River Environmental Management and Rehabilitation Sector Development Program (PAREMAR-SDP) loan.
Partnership for a Cleaner City: Community-based Environmental Improvements in Phnom Penh
This publication features ADB's 'Income for the Poor through Community-Based Environmental Improvements Project, which addressed numerous urban sanitation issues for 6,000 households in Phnom Penh.