Asia-Pacific cities: smart, but also sustainable? Posted on March 28, 2016 (January 16, 2019) by webmaster Years2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 30-day free access to FuturArc App CategoriesMain Feature City Profile Showcase Commentary Commentary / Mar - Apr 2016 Asia-Pacific cities: smart, but also sustainable? by Grace Chua March 28, 2016 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. Previously Published Commentary Commentary, Online Exclusive Feature / 2022A look back at 2022: Readers’ favourites & most-viewed stories Commentary, Online Exclusive Feature2022A look back at 2022: Readers’ favourites & most-viewed stories Commentary / 4th Quarter 2022Form Follows Political Paradigm: A reflection on Indonesia’s new capital city Commentary4th Quarter 2022Form Follows Political Paradigm: A reflection on Indonesia’s new capital city Contact us at https://www.futurarc.com/contact-us for older commentaries.