Transport-led design in a developing Asia 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 Transport-led design in a developing Asia by Ed Baker March 28, 2016 Transport-led Design in a Developing Asia by Ed Baker Research 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. 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.