#urban planning Berita

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Raising awareness is vital for restoring green spaces and preserving water bodies, says Bushra Afreen.
Philippines flood
The former head of a United Nations urban development office wants to speed up flow of global “loss and damage” funds to local councils. However, their staff also need to be properly trained on handling green projects.
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From white-painted roofs to ponds and tree planting, sweltering cities are innovating to stay cool as heatwaves intensify.
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As extreme heat events become more frequent, Asian cities are under pressure to protect their most vulnerable citizens.
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#urban planning Opini

A Malayan water monitor lizard
The benefits of nature in cities are linked to biodiversity — not just greenery.
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As climate change makes smog and bushfires more common, people will die from air pollution at increasingly high rates – especially in densely populated cities.
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A Malawian campaigner and scientist at the UN INC4 negotiations in Ottawa sets out four tests for the global plastic treaty.
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Despite being on other sides of the planet, Jakarta and Iowa are staring down similar issues around water hygiene and supply.
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#urban planning Video

Andie Ang Q&A
Amid competing concerns such as urban development and tackling climate change, keeping biodiversity conservation in people's minds can be a challenge. Eco-Business asks primatologist Andie Ang how that can be tackled.
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Studio EB Singapore gets through 2 million plastic bags a day. Why do Singaporeans use so many bags, and what will it take to reduce consumption?
An e-jeepney in the Philippines. A growing movement is underway to electrify Southeast Asia's transport. Image: Eco-Business
In gridlocked, smoggy Southeast Asian cities, change is afoot to electrify transport and clear some of the world's most polluted skies. This video documents the pockets of hope for e-mobility around the most climate-vulnerable region.
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The Philippine government has begun the process of relocating more than 200,000 families living along waterways to restore Manila Bay, the main body of water in the capital.
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#urban planning Podcasts

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Studio EB If a real estate development can reduce energy and water consumption – and emit fewer carbon emissions – it is built to last, Oliver Chan tells the Eco-Business podcast. The key, however, is to first educate future homeowners and businesses that going green does not mean breaking the bank.
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Can the hotels sector, traditionally resource-intensive and wasteful, reinvent itself and go green? Eco-Business asks two hospitality executives about balancing post-Covid recovery, and if luxury can be made compatible with sustainability.
EB podcast IPCC authors
What's it like co-writing a 3,500 page report on the dangers of climate change with hundreds of scientists worldwide, over Zoom calls during a pandemic? Eco-Business speaks to authors from the Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore who were in the thick of the action.
Singapore uses more airconditioning per person than any country in Southeast Asia, and energy expended on ai 73 per cent more energy on cooling more by 2030, to a total of 666,748 terrajoules. Image: Eco-Business
Studio EB [The EB Podcast] In the fourth episode of the series Tomorrow’s cities: Engineering the energy transition, we explore the potential for low-carbon cooling as Southeast Asia gets richer and hotter.
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