Liveable, clean, green and resilient: Reshaping Asia’s booming cities

By 2050, 3 billion people – a full two-thirds of all Asians – will live in cities, attracted by the prospect of higher earning jobs and a better future for their families. Cities already provide more than 80% of the region’s gross domestic product and this is set to grow. Fast-paced urbanisation has been instrumental to Asia’s swift economic growth and sharp drop in poverty in recent decades, but it has also brought huge challenges.

Author: 
Takehiko Nakao
Source: 
Asian Development Bank
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