Urban networks


  • News from the Research Department of AFD

    It seeks to build bridges between this different research work, from research on the first urban networks to the identification of innovative post- Washington consensus forms of private sector participation. This publication provides a summary of a five-year AFD research programme on public private partnerships and questions the relevance of delegation models
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  • News from the Research Department of AFD

    It seeks to build bridges between this different research work, from research on the first urban networks to the identification of innovative post- Washington consensus forms of private sector participation. This publication provides a summary of a five-year AFD research programme on public private partnerships and questions the relevance of delegation models
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  • 3 questions to

    First and foremost conceive cities as networks Each city, however modern it is, is like a grid, a layering of networks, most of which are visible in the urban landscape... The main challenge for these countries and development aid institutions, including AFD, is to know how to create all these essential urban networks, set them up, finance both the investment in this infrastructure and implement adequate services to maintain them
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  • Water and sanitation in Togo: a priority area for the health of the population

    The project provides a series of infrastructure projects that will increase the production capacity of drinking water TdE and rehabilitate damaged urban networks. -The AFD also closely accompanied the reform of sub-sector of drinking water in urban areas through the financing of technical assistance in support of the Interministerial Unit in charge of the reform, which enabled to operationalize Heritage Society of the newly created Water
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  • Rémy Rioux appointed Chief Executive Officer of Agence Française de Développement by the Council of Ministers today, 25 May 2016

    First and foremost conceive cities as networks Each city, however modern it is, is like a grid, a layering of networks, most of which are visible in the urban landscape... The main challenge for these countries and development aid institutions, including AFD, is to know how to create all these essential urban networks, set them up, finance both the investment in this infrastructure and implement adequate services to maintain them
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  • 2016, a record year for AFD

    First and foremost conceive cities as networks Each city, however modern it is, is like a grid, a layering of networks, most of which are visible in the urban landscape... The main challenge for these countries and development aid institutions, including AFD, is to know how to create all these essential urban networks, set them up, finance both the investment in this infrastructure and implement adequate services to maintain them
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  • AFD in China

    Sustainable urban development :green urban transport system, efficient urban heating networks, water treatment, sewage treatment and sludge management. Energy efficiency and clean energy production: energy efficiency in buildings, industry and services, clean energy, low-carbon energy production, carbon capture and sequestration
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  • AFD is supporting low-carbon district heating in China

    They directly contribute to the fight against climate change: it is estimated that the replacement of small boilers in Taiyuan and Jinzhong, as well as the program for the renovation and extension of urban heating networks in Jinan, avoid the emission of 935 000 tons of CO2 a year. They also lead to a significant reduction in very harmful local pollutant emissions: a total of over 4 570 tons of sulfur dioxide (SO2) and 9 755 tons of soot are longer emitted
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  • Press Releases

    China: improving urban heating networks... China's urban heating networks emit high levels of greenhouse gases and constitute a major energy and environmental challenge
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  • AFD conducts its first urban heating project

    Construction of three levels of urban heating networks: a primary network (10 km from the power plant to a pressure isolation plant), a secondary network (44 km between this isolation plant and 75 substations) and part of the tertiary network (from these substations to users). This network will be supplied by a cogeneration power plant and will serve an area of 11 million m 2. The heating network is expected to operate at 50 % of its capacity in 2012 and to be completed in 2013
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