GEF China Sustainable Cities Integrated Approach Pilot (WB-P156507)

  • China
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Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jul 27, 2017
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Government of People's Republic of China
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  • Law and Government
  • Transport
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 32.73 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Aug 1, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Jan 6, 2016

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Project Description
The objective of the GEF China Sustainable Cities Integrated Approach Pilot Project is for participating cities to incorporate transit-oriented development principles in their policies and into future urban and transit plans. There are two components to the project, the first component being national TOD platform, toolkit, and policy support. This component will finance coordination both at the national level and amongst cities to further develop national policies, guidelines, strategies, and capacity building efforts for integrated urban and transport planning and TOD. The capacities of local governments to plan for sustainability are significantly affected by the relations between municipalities, regional or provincial authorities and national government (vertical coordination) and between different agencies and policy divisions within municipal governments (horizontal coordination). The importance of vertical and horizontal coordination, or multi-level governance, is crucial in reducing the highly fragmented nature of city building. This component includes three subcomponents: national TOD platform, toolkit, and policy support, capacity building, and project management. Finally, second component is the city TOD technical support and TOD application. This component will specifically support participating cities in developing strategies and plans to better integrate land use and public transport planning, to create urban forms and space that reduce the need for private motorized vehicles, and increase transport and energy land use efficiencies. In each city, this component will consist of technical assistance, application of the TOD approaches at different scales, and capacity building activities.
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