and Vladimir Smakhtin –
As the world faces increasing levels of water-related stress, ensuring a constant supply of fresh, drinkable water is a matter of security. Experts from the UN University Institute for Water, Environment, and Health highlight how some countries are embracing unconventional methods to bring water to their peoples.
Shamshad Akhtar –
Asia Pacific's economic success story belies a widening gap between rich and poor, that if not tackled urgently, could thwart our ambition to achieve the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, writes UN undersecretary-general Shamshad Akhtar.
O.P. Agarwal –
In New Delhi, mass transit provides benefits for all residents, not just riders. WRI India's O.P. Agarwal urges cities to think beyond fares as they figure out how to fund public transportation.
Australian cities today reap the benefits of policy and institutional reforms decades ago that ensured liveable urban environments. How can the country build on that legacy, asks Monash University's Chris Chesterfield.
As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change convenes an international scientific conference in Canada this week to explore how to strengthen cities' ability to withstand climate change, David Satterthwaite urges them not to forget the people living in informal settlements.
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 ...