Transport-led design in a developing AsiaPosted on March 28, 2016 (January 16, 2019) by webmasterYears20202019201820172016FuturArc Webinar Series SurveySign up for e-newsletterPassword resetSubscription DetailChange PasswordCategoriesMain FeatureCity ProfileShowcaseCommentaryCommentary / Mar - Apr 2016Transport-led design in a developing Asiaby Ed Baker Transport-led Design in a Developing Asiaby Ed BakerResearch suggests that 66 percent of the world’s population will be living in urban areas by 2050, up from 50 percent today.Housing this growing population is one of the greatest challenges facing the world. India alone needs to build 31,000 homes per day for the next 15 years to meet the needs of its growing population. China expects 60 percent of its population to live in urban areas by 2020, a figure all the more incredible when we consider that 75 percent of the population lived in rural areas as recently as 1990. The ASEAN members are also all experiencing high population growth and urbanisation.Simply building new housing will not be enough. To meet the needs of a rapidly growing urban population, a number of new infrastructure projects will need to be delivered around the world, particularly in developing countries where these trends are at their most extreme.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, Online Exclusive Feature / 2020COVID, climate and conflict conspire to push up povertyCommentary, Online Exclusive Feature2020COVID, climate and conflict conspire to push up poverty Commentary, Online Exclusive Feature / 2020Architecture as a force for goodCommentary, Online Exclusive Feature2020Architecture as a force for good Commentary, Online Exclusive Feature / 2020COVID-19: Cities in the frontline of response and recoveryCommentary, Online Exclusive Feature2020COVID-19: Cities in the frontline of response and recovery Commentary, Online Exclusive Feature / 2020‘Bold and creative’ solutions needed for a sustainable, post-pandemic economyCommentary, Online Exclusive Feature2020‘Bold and creative’ solutions needed for a sustainable, post-pandemic economy Commentary, Online Exclusive Feature / 2020Principles for recovery: Sustainable and resilient infrastructureCommentary, Online Exclusive Feature2020Principles for recovery: Sustainable and resilient infrastructure Commentary, Online Exclusive Feature / 2020Sustainable developmentCommentary, Online Exclusive Feature2020Sustainable development Commentary, Online Exclusive Feature / 2020Creating robust urban ecosystems in post-COVID-19 IndiaCommentary, Online Exclusive Feature2020Creating robust urban ecosystems in post-COVID-19 India Commentary, Online Exclusive Feature / 2020Part II: Modular Integrated Construction for sustainable futureCommentary, Online Exclusive Feature2020Part II: Modular Integrated Construction for sustainable future Contact us at https://www.futurarc.com/contact-us for older commentaries.