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

  • China
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Voting Date
Jul 27, 2017
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Government of People's Republic of China
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Law and Government
  • Transport
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 32.73 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Aug 1, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Jan 6, 2016

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Project Description
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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.
Investment Description
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