In the Spotlight
Intelligently planned and protected urban green spaces are being introduced in 16 cities in the People's Republic of China to reduce flood risks and manage water resources.
Urbanization offers several benefits. Telecommuting and infrastructure investment offer ways to maximize them. This paper summarizes research findings on how urbanization enhances productivity and economic growth in both rural and urban sectors, taking the case of India.
Set within the context of growing levels of urbanization in contemporary Pacific towns and cities, this publication explains the nature of "urban villages".
Despite strong economic growth in Asia, housing conditions in many parts of the region remain inadequate. This book provides new insights and ideas on best practices for design and implementation of housing policies of various countries which are aimed at improving access to affordable and adequate housing.
ADB’s Vision of Livable Cities
Cities contribute to national economic growth, but they can be polluted and overcrowded. Asia’s rapidly developing cities face inadequate basic services, environmental degradation, and increasing poverty. “Livable Cities” is ADB’s vision and approach to urban development. ADB works to support the transformation of developing cities in the Asia and Pacific region into safe, sustainable urban centers.