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.
Urban planners should invest in heritage preservation as part of a city’s economic development strategy.
Asian cities have a long way to go in making their street and transport systems barrier-free to invite all people to participate in urban life.
Tokyo, Seoul or Singapore illustrate how inclusive urban development, despite high cost of living, can make a city livable.
Through the GrEEEn Cities approach we can realize sustainability and resilience to transform the way our cities are planned and managed.
Transforming Asia's urban spaces into livable cities is a long-term commitment jointly embarked on by all stakeholders, one step at a time.
Urban densification encourages efficiency and conservation to make cities more sustainable and environmentally friendly.