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How Indonesia's biggest megacity is making it easier for residents to make their wants and needs heard.
Patralekha Chatterjee October 12, 2017
The same forces that make water a constant problem for Hong Kong also make the city a source of innovations.
Alok Gupta October 6, 2017
A push from government, donors, NGOs and the U.N. yields a big success on public health.
AZM Anas August 14, 2017
But are urban planners ready to listen?
Einhard Schmidt-Kallert August 14, 2017
How a popular video game became an urban planning tool.
Carlin Carr July 28, 2017
After decades of trying concrete solutions, authorities are planting bamboo and mangroves and using other soft-path methods to make its waterways less of a menace.
Keith Schneider June 22, 2017
More of the city's people and buildings are reaching old age, a phenomenon planners are calling 'double ageing'.
Alok Gupta June 13, 2017
Last month’s collapse, which killed at least 32, confirmed longstanding warnings that the capital city’s waste plan was neither sustainable nor safe.
Amantha Perera May 2, 2017
How savings cooperatives are breaking a vicious cycle of debt.
Connor Macdonald March 30, 2017

Residents of Mongolia’s capital will hold a protest next week to raise awareness about hazardous particulate levels, Bloomberg reports. 

December 23, 2016

The nation’s largest planned metropolis is touted as clean, green and affordable, the Dhaka Tribune reports. 

December 7, 2016

The Dhaka-based charity BRAC is encouraging young entrepreneurs to dream up ideas for improving health, transit and employment.

November 9, 2016

The Japanese government funded major technology retrofits in Yokohama, Keihanna, Toyota and Kitakyushu, OpenGov reports. 

September 30, 2016

Financial accountability, transparency and gender equality are among the key priorities, Prothom Alo reports.

September 21, 2016

Precise, high-definition, three-dimensional maps would enable autonomous cars to recognize traffic lights, turns and dips in roads, Forbes and Nikkei report. 

September 12, 2016

New research shows a correlation between increasing intensity of the urban ‘heat-island effect’ and suicides among seniors 65 and older, the Taipei Times reports.

August 25, 2016

Bus service in three areas was suspended after an attack last month in a café popular with foreigners, the Daily Star reports. 

August 17, 2016
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