#urban planning News

Tesla Gigafactory Shanghai
Latest data show that a full-year EV sales boom has helped to prop up China’s sluggish car market. Analysts believe that even without state subsidies, EV deliveries in China will continue to climb.
Rice terraces in Jatiluwih
Environmental advocates say the project will obstruct water flows to dozens of irrigation sites across the island’s west.
jakarta indonesia - unep project
Urban development project aims to reduce cities’ ecological footprint.
heatwave China
By 2016, at least 1.7 billion were exposed to multiple days during which temperatures and humidity rose to levels at which even very healthy people found it debilitating to work outdoors, finds a new study of more than 13,000 cities.
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#urban planning Opinion

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The devastating effects of climate change are bearing down on cities. For adaptation and decarbonisation to work, municipal leaders need to devote resources to the collection of better climate data and use them in the right way.
pop up cycle paths in Paris
Far from rendering cities obsolete, the pandemic has unlocked an ever-broader potential for renaissance – what the economist Joseph Schumpeter famously called 'creative destruction' on an urban scale.
singapore aerial view of CBD
Absolute temperatures are expected to rise more slowly in the tropics than in higher latitudes and polar regions, but the combination of heat and rising humidity will make life more challenging.
Tokyo, densely populated city
The Covid-19 pandemic has fallen hardest not just on cities but on poorer, overcrowded neighborhoods. Could the pandemic lead to a more advanced and inclusive form of urbanism?
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#urban planning Videos

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Sponsored 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.
manila bay with boats
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.
A view of Orchard Road, Singapore
Sponsored About four out of every five people impacted by sea-level rise by 2050 will live in East or Southeast Asia, creating an urgent need climate-smart solutions for cities. This year’s Innovate4Climate summit will look at the climate-smart solutions the region needs.
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#urban planning Podcasts

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
Sponsored [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.
Drone flying over ocean
Sponsored [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.
Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Sponsored [The EB Podcast] As urban populations grow at an unprecedented pace, how can technology help planners and policymakers ensure their cities remain liveable and sustainable?
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