Urban waste can be an asset. Not making the most of it is a missed opportunity for Asian cities.
When land value is created, shared, and reinvested, it spurs a virtuous cycle of urban infrastructure development.
Adopting these technologies and incorporating them into the urban fabric is crucial to make Asian urban transport sustainable.
The PRC can learn from international examples of metropolitan governance, adapting them to its own urban development requirements.
My 2 takeaways from the World Urban Forum are that there’s enough money to fund projects, and we need to implement global agendas.
To go beyond infrastructure, we must empower people.
A proper balance of grey and green infrastructure is crucial to make Asia’s cities more resilient.
The biggest constraint to establishing proper urban waste disposal facilities in the country is refusing to accept them in your own city.
Clean, safe water is crucial for urban slums. Green technologies can deliver water services that revitalize informal settlements.
Preserving urban heritage helps local industries develop, and provides income opportunities for citizens.