Culpin Planning Development and Planning Management
Selected Projects

Preparation of Development Policies for the Lancang River Basin

1999/2000 - Kunming, China

Associated Companies: Landcare International, New Zealand

Funding Agency: Asian Development Bank

Brief Description

CPL provided expertise in urban and regional development and contributed to the development of policies aimed at poverty reduction in the river basin and environmentally sustainable development.  Particular attention was paid to the implications of development in the river basin in Yunnan Province, on downstream users of the Lancang (Mekong) River. CPL developed the urban component of the regional strategy, emphasizing the role of small rural towns in contributing to increased agricultural productivity and raising rural household incomes as an initial stage of a longer term process of rural industrialization.