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Asia's challenges in managing its cities

These include reactive urban planning, uncontrolled urban sprawl and poor governance, say planning specialists

TALKING ABOUT CITIES: From left: Prof Edwards, Mr Vignola, and Dr Liu. If there is any hope of alleviating climate change, the solution should be found in cities. Cities make for great synergies. Among symbiotic industries, one plant's waste can be another plant's raw materials, for example. There is also economies of scale for public transport.


THE architect of modern Singapore has a number of bugbears about urban planning and he wants them off his chest.

For starters, Liu Thai-Ker believes that politicians in the rapidly urbanising Asia of today aren't giving city planning the scientific precision it deserves...

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