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The Bishkek City is a new master-planned community, an urban expansion operation that aims to create an urban ecosystem to provide an infrastructure for Sustainable Human Development for the people living in Bishkek, in Kyrgyzstan and in other urban and rural areas in Central Asia by being a hub for these development activities.

The Project aims to create a model and a lab of Livable Urban Environment for the region through new urbanism principles and with the guidance of UNDP’s Sustainable Development Goals and Sustainable/Regenerative Development philosophy and Circular Economy principles.


The main objective of the Project is Human Development which can be briefly defined as improving people’s well-being and enlarging their opportunities. It is about asking “how people are doing” rather than “how the economy is doing” while it also has economic aspects along with social aspects.


The Bishkek City Project takes UN's SDG’s as the main guideline for sustainable development. 

Our principles supporting this Guideline, besides Sustainability, are; Resilience, Inclusivity, Self-Sufficiency, and Collaboration & Sharing culture.

Every subproject within this Masterplan is crafted with this Guideline and Principles, the Pillars.


Being Collaborative and Sharing rather than competitive, the Project is planned to provide an ecosystem where all players in human development can interact, collaborate, and share the benefits among them and society. The Project aims to collaborate with cities regionally and globally.


The Bishkek City concept project started with the initiative of visionary business people of Kyrgyzstan, as a result of years of business experience and international research, towards the end of 2019 and developed in his collaboration with SUDA. 

Currently, our teams are working on various masterplan schemes while developing sustainable economic development projects and efficient management model options for the project and the future community of Bishkek City. Exchange of information and discussions on collaborations in terms of development, financing, and management continue with national and international organizations and governments.


The project is currently managed by SUDA, based in Istanbul, Turkey, and a dedicated team based in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The next phases will be managed by the "Initiative for Central Asian Human Development" (ICAD), with ongoing support from SUDA.

The Bishkek City Project Phase 1 has been and is being co-funded by Kyrgyz business people and SUDA. The later phases of the Project's financial model are based on a self-financing approach, meaning a large portion of the funds needed are planned as private sector investments within Bishkek City and related projects with limited funding from the Government and International institutions. 

The Bishkek City project or any of the parties involved in this project do not have ties or special relations with any political organizations and do not represent or serve any political or ideological agenda.


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ICAD (Initiative for Central Asian Human Development) is a platform being newly established in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. ICAD is the management body for the Bishkek City project as well as other economic development projects in Kyrgyzstan.

SUDA, Sustainable Urban Development Platform -based in Istanbul, Turkey-, manages the project and carries out technical activities related to the project. SUDA is an initiative of academics and professionals, aiming to support sustainable, human-centered development and innovative urbanism through holistic approach.

SUDA, besides its own experts in different fields and designers, collaborates with other architects/planners for urban design&master-planning part of the project; like 1+1 Architects and About Blank Architects.


SUDA has been sharing information and exchanging ideas on possible collaboration opportunities on the Project, with national and international organizations and financial institutions including UNDP, World Bank, RKDF (Russian Kyrgyz Development Fund), EBRD, etc. 

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