To go beyond infrastructure, we must empower people.
Relative improvements on basic indicators of decent urban living conditions have been eaten up by the absolute population growth in Asian cities.
Asian cities act as engines of economic growth, providing jobs, expertise, and the sharing of resources. But in some cases, these powerful engines are sputtering due to insufficient infrastructure, inadequate planning, and poor governance.
More than half of ADB blog readers think infrastructure is the key to making our secondary cities not just smart, but also more livable.
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 PRC can learn from international examples of metropolitan governance, adapting them to its own urban development requirements.
Asian cities have much to learn from the Danish capital on sustainable urban living.
Transforming Asia's urban spaces into livable cities is a long-term commitment jointly embarked on by all stakeholders, one step at a time.
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.
Urban densification encourages efficiency and conservation to make cities more sustainable and environmentally friendly.