Blog posts tagged to "livable cities"

  • City workers landscaping public spaces around the embankment in Vinh Yen, Viet Nam.

    Using the 3 Es to make Asia’s cities livable

    Published on Wednesday, 16 March 2016

    Through the GrEEEn Cities approach we can realize sustainability and resilience to transform the way our cities are planned and managed.

  • Hue, Viet Nam Hue has taken the GrEEEn Cities approach to urban planning envisioned by ADB.

    Creating livable cities

    Published on Thursday, 25 February 2016

    Transforming Asia's urban spaces into livable cities is a long-term commitment jointly embarked on by all stakeholders, one step at a time.

  • Trading in a street market in Lombok, Indonesia.

    Blog poll: Mobilizing private sector finance top development priority for 2016

    Published on Friday, 08 January 2016

    The private sector alone could raise up to $10 trillion for development finance in Asia; let's direct that investment toward meeting the SDGs.

  • The striking building complex of the Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku.

    Bye bye Baku

    Published on Tuesday, 05 May 2015

    As ADB's 48th Annual Meeting draws to a close, it's time to reflect on highlights such as livable cities, partnerships, regional integration, collaboration with AIIB, the ADF-OCR merger – as well as admire the host city and look forward to next year's meeting in Frankfurt, Germany.

  • The seminar was moderated by ADB Vice President Bindu Lohani.

    How to make Asia’s cities ‘livable’

    Published on Sunday, 03 May 2015

    By 2050, up to 65% of Asia’s population is expected to live in cities. With urbanization growing at such at a breakneck speed, many believe that how cities cope with it may well determine the region’s long-term productivity and overall stability.

  • Getting ready for the Post-2015 SDGs: Join the e-dialogue

    Published on Monday, 20 October 2014

    The new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are expected to bring a stronger focus on longer-term durability of development gains as opposed to the current approach which sees decision-making targeted at the shorter term. At present, businesses main focus is annual balance sheets; for development organizations it is annual results reporting; and for democracies there's cyclical elections. 

  • Photo by Lester V. Ledesma for ADB 2011.

    Walking the walk on a green future

    Published on Thursday, 29 August 2013

    The scale of urbanization in Asia over the past few decades has been truly astonishing and there is no sign of it stopping. In the next 20 years, another 1.1 billion people in the region will call cities their home.