Stefan Rau

Senior Urban Development Specialist
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Mr. Rau is leading ADB’s urban development support to the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and significantly contributes to ADB wide urban policy and related publications. He supports city cluster coordination, urban-rural integration, climate change adaptation and sponge cities with nature-based solutions, circular economy zero waste cities. He conceptualizes and implements pilot projects for low-carbon climate-resilient healthy and age-friendly city action and management planning to bring out tangible benefits for the globally emerging four-generation urban communities. As reflective practitioner his publications, policy dialogue and project work focus on strategic urbanization policy and integrated economic and urban development project design and implementation, promoting socially inclusive and environmentally sound livable cities. Prior to ADB Stefan led teams in international consultant firms on sustainable urban planning, urban design and large building projects in Europe, North America and Asia. He taught and lectured at universities in Germany, the United States, and the PRC. He published papers, contributed to and organized international planning conferences. Stefan studied in Stuttgart, Bonn and Chicago with an undergraduate in Mathematics and a Masters in Architecture, Urban Planning. He is licensed urban planner and architect in Germany.


Title Date Learning Materials Topic
ADB's Roadmap for Circular Economy Zero Waste Cities in the People’s Republic of China 10 November 2022 Slides Environment, Urban Development
East Asia 27 October 2022 Slides ADB Administration and Governance, Urban Development, Water
International Circular Economy Initiatives and ADB Roadmap and Technical Assistance for Circular Economy Zero Waste Cities in the PRC 25 August 2022 Slides Urban Development
Developing Low-Carbon and Carbon Carbon-Neutral Cities in the People’s Republic of China and Mongolia 21 April 2022 Slides Climate Change, Environment, Energy
Making cities more livable, healthy and age-friendly for the future four-generation urban society is critical and a competitive advantage for cities who act swiftly and decisivel 16 February 2022 Document Health
Bridge to Future Livable Cities and City Clusters in the People’s Republic of China: Policy Opportunities for High-Quality Urban Development 04 November 2021 Multimedia Economics, Environment, Urban Development
Sponge Cities in the People’s Republic of China - Evolution of ADB Support 15 July 2021 Slides Urban Development, Climate Change, Disaster Risk Management
Bridge to Future Livable and Green City Clusters, Cities, Towns and Villages in the People’s Republic of China 16 September 2020 Slides Economics, Regional Cooperation and Integration, Urban Development
Healthy and Age-Friendly Cities in the People's Republic of China 14 May 2020 Slides Urban Development, Health