Environmentally friendly urban development should benefit all citizens.
To address water scarcity and security in Asia’s cities, we need a shift in approach and rapid replication of best practices in good leadership, policymaking, and financing.
More than half of ADB blog readers think infrastructure is the key to making our secondary cities not just smart, but also more livable.
If Asian cities are be able to embrace a simpler definition of smart city, then the region’s secondary cities will not be left out of the race.
Twelve more languages are set to follow by 2020 to boost use of the free online platform, originally developed by ADB and the Sustainable Infrastructure Foundation.
Developing countries are well placed to leapfrog directly to water-sensitive cities, rather than follow the organic evolution of urban water infrastructure in developed countries.
Relative improvements on basic indicators of decent urban living conditions have been eaten up by the absolute population growth in Asian cities.
Cities have a huge responsibility in promoting the SDG objectives of better balance and integration among economic, social, and environmental goals in Asia and the Pacific.
The municipality is now more resilient to monsoon flooding thanks to an ADB-supported infrastructure project that will also promote industrial investment and tourism.
Asian mayors will discuss in Frankfurt the competing challenges and opportunities their cities face to becoming inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable.