#urban planning News

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Karachi is investing in electric and non-polluting transport as the country seeks to cut emissions and curb climate change.
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Indonesia’s plan to build its new capital city on an expiring logging concession in eastern Borneo has sparked concerns among environmental and human rights observers about the larger eco-social impacts to the rest of the island.
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Residents of the crowded city hope their new metro will help cut commuting time and pollution in Bangladesh's capital.
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Air pollution reaches crisis level every winter in Lahore and New Delhi, yet years into the problem, little progress has been made in either city.
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#urban planning Opinion

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As cities grow and heat up, it’s time to get rid of your air-conditioner and have more plants in your homes.
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With South Asia set to bear the brunt of global heating, we must understand the realities and nuances of climate-induced migration in the region to chart the way forward.
Nirmala Sitharaman
Rising heat and more frequent floods will require spending on a range of resilience-building measures for people’s health and livelihoods, as well as infrastructure for water, power, communication, bridges, roads, and railways.
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A recent study shows that about 56 percent of the metropolitan area in the Indian city is built-up. It is now vital for Kolkata’s 15 million residents that planning for future growth takes into account the threat of climate change.
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#urban planning Videos

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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EB Studio 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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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.
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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
EB Studio [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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EB Studio [The EB Podcast] In this concluding episode of the Let’s Write the Future series, we explore how the rise of renewable energy, the electrification of transport and the Fourth Industrial Revolution are changing our lives, cities, and the world.
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