How to Jumpstart the Cities that Drive Asian Economic Growth
Governments need the right mix of policies and projects to reap the benefits of urban growth.
By 2030, urban dwellers will make up majority of the world’s population. Urbanization can open more economic opportunities, particularly in Asia, helping governments pull the vulnerable out of poverty. However, many countries in the region are finding it hard to cope with rising demand for basic services and infrastructure in fast-expanding urban areas.
At the 2016 Asian Bank-Asian Think Tank Development Forum, Michael Lindfield, director of Urban Infrastructure Services, Ltd., discussed the challenges for sustainable urban development in Asia and possible solutions for cities to become green, inclusive, and resilient.
Environment, Governance and public sector management, Urban development
Last updated: February 2017
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