Asia-Pacific cities: smart, but also sustainable? Posted on March 28, 2016 (January 16, 2019) by webmaster Years2019 2018 2017 2016 CategoriesCity Profile Commentary Main Feature Commentary / Mar - Apr 2016 Asia-Pacific cities: smart, but also sustainable? by Grace Chua Asia-Pacific Cities: Smart, But Also Sustainable?by Grace Chua The need for smarter cities is especially pressing in Asia, which is home to over half of the world’s urban population, and together with Africa, will account for 90 percent of the world’s urban population growth by 2050, according to United Nations’ figures. As one of the fastest urbanising regions in the world, Asia faces two key challenges: First, high-growth cities in developing nations need to raise their citizens’ standard of living while expanding sustainably. At the same time, maturing cities such as Seoul and Singapore are dealing with greying populations, traffic congestion, and energy-hungry building and industrial infrastructure. Across the board, cities need to build resilience against the impacts of climate change. To read the complete article, get your hardcopy at our online shop/newsstands/major bookstores; subscribe to FuturArc or download the FuturArc App to read the issues for free! Previously Published Commentary Commentary / 1st Quarter 2019 Rural-Urban Dichotomy: Dhaka Commentary1st Quarter 2019 Rural-Urban Dichotomy: Dhaka Commentary / 1st Quarter 2019 China & India Commentary1st Quarter 2019 China & India Commentary / 1st Quarter 2019 The Digital Bridge Commentary1st Quarter 2019 The Digital Bridge Commentary / Sep - Oct 2018 Functionality, quality, quantity: an overview of public housing in Hong Kong CommentarySep - Oct 2018 Functionality, quality, quantity: an overview of public housing in Hong Kong Commentary / Sep - Oct 2018 Private vs state housing: a review from Hanoi CommentarySep - Oct 2018 Private vs state housing: a review from Hanoi Commentary / Jul - Aug 2018 Urban greening and architectural form: A Bird’s Eye View CommentaryJul - Aug 2018 Urban greening and architectural form: A Bird’s Eye View Commentary / Jan - Feb 2018 The carbon question: What companies can do CommentaryJan - Feb 2018 The carbon question: What companies can do Commentary / Nov - Dec 2017 A new era of Philippine infrastructure CommentaryNov - Dec 2017 A new era of Philippine infrastructure Contact us at http://www.futurarc.com/contact-us for older commentaries.