Live Online Chat: Transport in the Asian Century

Event | 13 August 2014 Online

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?

ADB's Principal Transport Specialist James Leather discussed the role of transport in the Asian Century in an online chat. Read the transcript on the Asian Development Blog.

ADB Transport Forum 2014: Transport in the Asian Century

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