The New Clark City promises an opportunity for people to live and work in a city that is safe, prosperous and sustainable while caring for the environment. But are Filipinos ready to do their part to make this happen?
David Satterthwaite –
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.
Ana Lucia Moya –
The world is drowning in data—but if policymakers and planners learn how to harness its potential, it could solve major global challenges like poverty and climate change, says urban development expert Ana Lucía Moya.
Betsy Otto and Leah Schleifer –
Cape Town is in the midst of a devastating water security crisis. World Resources Institute experts Betsy Otto and Leah Schleifer outline what other cities around the world can do to avoid a similar fate.
China and India will account for 34 per cent of the world’s population and 32 per cent of its primary energy demand by 2030. The two countries' decisions on sustainable development will have ramifications for the future of the planet, writes WRI's Priyanka Mohanty.
NASA has used digital twin technology to simulate situations, solve problems and maintain systems. Can virtual models achieve the same for cities and mitigate the worst effects of climate change and urbanisation?
As weather patterns shift because of climate change, it's time to review whether our cities are able to protect us from the coming floods and heatwaves. Here are some ways to rethink how our cities are built.
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.
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.
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 ...