Cities play a unique and crucial role in reducing global greenhouse gas emissions. Making public transport more attractive and accessible, and sharing expertise among cities are two key ways to making urban areas more sustainable and liveable, say city leaders and experts.
Wu Xian –
How can Singapore hit its existing targets and accelerate the change towards a new “car-lite” future? Digital technology could be a big part of the solution, says Surbana Jurong senior executive engineer Wu Xian.
Martin Young, Francis Markham, James Higham, and John Jenkins –
The aviation sector is a massive consumer of fossil fuels and producer of carbon emissions; but can Australia really do without it? Business and tourism experts explain why life without air travel in Australia isn't as crazy as it sounds.
Vaidehi Shah –
In a bid to ease population pressure on Sydney and Melbourne and revive regional economies, an ambitious private sector plan aims to build eight new cities in inland Australia and connect them with a high speed rail—all without a cent of public money.
The Chinese industrial city hopes to become a model of sustainability for other metropolitan areas in China through the Urban Infrastructure Initiative of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.
The city of Suzhou in China clinches the biennial Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize for balancing sustainable economic development with cultural conservation, showing cities in China and other developing countries that urban challenges can be addressed responsibly.