Bad air has pulled South Asian cities down The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Ranking while political stability has nudged Hong Kong above Singapore. How did the rest of the region fare?
As Indian cities see mega developments rise, the people who may have to deal with severe pollution, water shortages, traffic congestion and other urban ills must be allowed to scrutinise the projects, campaigners urge.
and Cecilia Tortajada –
Technology can help tackle the world's water problems but will not work in isolation. Asit Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada explain why we need policies, governance and management working in tandem with innovation to solve water crises.
Ken Kawai –
With increasing urbanisation, Asia faces enormous challenges to ensure environmental sustainability and the liveability of its cities while maintaining economic growth. But the solutions are already within our reach, says Ken Kawai of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.
Pascal Mittermaier –
Efforts to green cities may overlook the fact that nature is the world's original infrastructure, and solutions like planting trees can help address the biggest challenges cities face, says The Nature Conservancy's Pascal Mittermaier.
Around the world, architects and urban planners are working to bring nature back into our cities. Carlo Ratti traces the rocky relationship between cities and the natural world, and the best attempts to reconcile the two.
At the recent Technology + Sustainability: The Road to Smart Cities event, Singapore's public and private sector leaders gathered for a crystal-ball gazing session to answer one key question: Will technology deliver a better future for Singapore, and the world? And if so, how do we get there?
Ping Manongdo –
Airing on Sunday March 5 at 8pm, a new ChannelNews Asia documentary features Eco-Business editor Jessica Cheam on a journey from India to Copenhagen to glean lessons on what Singapore can do to overcome one of its most pressing challenges.
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 ...