To go beyond infrastructure, we must empower people.
Testing sewage for the coronavirus could provide vital clues to its spread in areas where mass testing is difficult.
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.
Menstrual health is a fundamental aspect of personal well-being. Embedding menstrual health into urban development, water, sanitation, and hygiene programs will reduce inequalities, increase access to education and employment, and improve the overall health of women, girls and others who menstruate.
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.