Live Online Chat: Transport in the Asian Century

Asia’s ongoing economic growth spurt will have a huge impact on its transport system, especially in terms of sustainable mobility of the people, and the safe and efficient movements of good and services. Achieving this promising future and assuring the quality of life of millions across the region will require managing risks and challenges such as congestion, road crashes, air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.

When: Wednesday, 13 August 2014 - 06:00 to 07:00 GMT

  • What is the future of transport in Asia and the Pacific?
  • How can transport be made truly sustainable in the Asian Century?
  • Are there transport good practices and technologies for countries to adopt?

Join ADB's Principal Transport Specialist James Leather for a discussion on the role of transport in the Asian Century in a live online chat on Wednesday, 13 August 2014 - 14:00-15:00 Manila time on the Asian Development Blog.

Send your questions in advance through our Facebook and Twitter channels or via email.

ADB Transport Forum 2014: Transport in the Asian Century

The ADB Transport Forum 2014: Transport in the Asian Century will take place at the ADB Headquarters, Manila, Philippines, from 15 September 2014 to 19 September 2014.

Register for the Transport Forum online before 15 August 2014.

James Leather

James Leather is a Principal Transport Specialist for the Transport and Communications Division of ADB's Southeast Asia Department, and concurrently Co-Chair of ADB's Community of Practice on Transport. Mr. Leather specializes in integrated urban transport systems, private sector participation in transport infrastructure, as well as transport and climate change. Prior to joining ADB, he was the Director for Asia at Halcrow. Mr. Leather studied at the University of Leeds.