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.
A quick reference for urban planners to address violence against women and girls in their efforts to ensure safe cities and neighborhoods.
Women’s participation in an ADB urban development project in India transformed their role, increased understanding of gender issues in water and sanitation, and strengthened institutional capacity in ensuring that men and women could benefit equally from water and sanitation investments.
Public spaces, this year’s theme for World Habitat Day, are increasingly coming under threat by rapid urbanization in Asia, where cities desperately need to maintain and expand public spaces to enhance mobility, counter the effects of climate change, and create income opportunities.
Many cities in Asia and the Pacific face the challenge of how to adapt to the effects of climate change. ADB’s Urban Climate Change Resilience manual notes how they must address urban systems, climate change, and vulnerable groups in a holistic approach.