This World Bank report lays out a blueprint for transforming East and Asia Pacific cities to global engines of green growth by choosing energy-efficient solutions for their infrastructure needs. It is based on case studies undertaken in three pilot cities—Cebu City (the Philippines), Da Nang (Vietnam), and Surabaya (Indonesia).

"Energy Efficient Cities: Assessment Tools and Benchmarking Practices" has been developed from a careful review of selected papers presented during two ESMAP-sponsored sessions at the fifth World Bank Urban Research Symposium,