Urban Nexus

Integrated Resource Management in Asian Cities: The Urban Nexus

About the Project:

The Urban Nexus adheres to the principle of holistic or integrated urban planning with focus on water, energy, and food (land use) sectors. It is a regional project implemented across seven countries including China, Indonesia, Mongolia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. India joined as the seventh country during the project’s second phase.

ICLEI SEAS serves as implementation partner in the Philippines and in Indonesia. As such, ICLEI SEAS coordinates the implementation of nexus pilot projects in the two countries in the areas of low-cost housing, solid waste and wastewater management, and land use planning. ICLEI SEAS also facilitates national-local dialogues to support vertical integration and further uptake of the nexus approach across various government levels.

Funding Institution: German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Main Implementing Agency: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Political Partner: United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)

Project Period: 2013 to 2015 (Phase 1); 2016 to 2018 (Phase 2)

Status: Ongoing

Project Sites: Naga City and Santa Rosa City in the Philippines, Pekanbaru and Tanjungpinang in Indonesia

Related Links:

  1. GIZ Project Webpage
  2. Project Presentation
  3. Santa Rosa Case Study