Coalition for Urban Transitions, jointly managed by the World Resources Institute and C40, is a new think tank with a mission to advise cities as they take their first steps towards the sustainability path.
Powerhouses in urban technology, Singapore and France are building on their historical strengths to jointly develop new innovations in smart cities, energy management and mobility solutions. FRS looks at how French firms are breaking new ground in cleantech and urban solutions in Singapore.
The Sustainable Development Investment Partnership has launched an Asean Hub which aims to channel a mix of public, private and charitable money - called blended finance - to fund Asia’s US$26 trillion need for infrastructure by 2030.
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Declaring rivers as “living entities” can help protect them from pollution and make the cities along their banks more livable, says ADB sustainable development expert Sonia Chand Sandhu.
Juzhong Zhuang –
This could very well be the Asian Century, but if and only if the region can overcome old challenges like poverty and resolve issues of the day such as climate change. ADB's deputy chief economist Juzhong Zhuang outlines key problem areas.
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Urban centres can be among the world's most healthy places to live and work – but many are among the least. How healthy they are is powerfully influenced by local government competence, local information, and support for local action.
The world will be watching the progress of climate change talks in Bonn next week, where negotiators will lay down ground rules for how to achieve international climate targets. WRI's Paula Caballero analyses what needs to be discussed.
Economic growth alone will not suffice if the Asia Pacific region is to thrive. UNESCAP's Dr Shamshad Akhtar explains how inequality and environmental degradation compromise the quality of growth, and why governance matters.
Dutch manufacturing company AkzoNobel and sustainability media firm Eco-Business held the inaugural Cities:Possibilities forum on 8 November 2016. Read this outcome report for highlights from this insightful dialogue.
The Harnessing Public-Private Cooperation to Deliver the New Urban Agenda report emphasises that the future of cities largely depends on the way urbanisation is managed and public-private collaboration is leveraged ...