To promote food security and curb migration, we need to shift from resource-intensive agriculture to smarter methods of food production.
Amy Leung has over 20 years of experience in water and urban development. She was chair of ADB’s in-house Water Community of Practice from 2008 to 2014. Her expertise includes urban planning, water and sustainable development, public-private partnerships, and green cities. Ms. Leung’s work in ADB allowed her to complement her expertise with on-the-ground work on project design and implementation covering urban development and water management projects, as well as direct involvement in policy discussions with government and development partners.
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Transit-oriented development combines spatial planning with urban transport.
While big infrastructure works for developed countries, countries in developing Asia would benefit from complementary small-scale sanitation solutions that help more people.
Asia’s drive to urbanize is taking an increasing toll on the environment with growing mountains of solid waste as city dwellers consume and discard resources at an ever increasing rate. If “green” cities are to be the answer to these environmental stresses then they will need to develop much more effective programs to reduce, reuse, recycle and recover waste.
Climate change, population growth, and urbanization are bringing some of the greatest challenges of our time. Just a few days ago we experienced one of the most powerful storms in history, Super Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated the Philippines, killing thousands.