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Residents of Mongolia’s capital will hold a protest next week to raise awareness about hazardous particulate levels, Bloomberg reports.
The nation’s largest planned metropolis is touted as clean, green and affordable, the Dhaka Tribune reports.
The Dhaka-based charity BRAC is encouraging young entrepreneurs to dream up ideas for improving health, transit and employment.
The Japanese government funded major technology retrofits in Yokohama, Keihanna, Toyota and Kitakyushu, OpenGov reports.
Financial accountability, transparency and gender equality are among the key priorities, Prothom Alo reports.
Precise, high-definition, three-dimensional maps would enable autonomous cars to recognize traffic lights, turns and dips in roads, Forbes and Nikkei report.
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.
Bus service in three areas was suspended after an attack last month in a café popular with foreigners, the Daily Star reports.
Mongolia is making it easier to find both city dwellers in Ulaanbaatar and nomads, NPR reports.
South Korea’s fourth largest city is its first to adopt a long-range wireless network for self-driving cars and other innovations, TechCrunch reports.
The city-state’s long-term plans encourage residents to abandon private car ownership for public transit, cycling and driverless cars, GovInsider reports.
The innovative Baan Mankong program empowers residents to make decisions about housing and infrastructure, The City Fix reports.
Jakarta is harnessing app technology for “predictive government” while Bandung hopes that a new app will ease crowds in tax offices, GovInsider reports.
The capital of Bangladesh plans to absorb 16 adjacent, fast-urbanizing communities so it can extend municipal services to them, The Daily Star reports.
Mayor Herbert Bautista has prioritized affordable housing, disaster preparation and a waste-to-energy project for his third term, GovInsider reports.
A rapid mobilization force of up to 347,000 responders would converge on Tokyo and surrounding areas if a magnitude 7 or higher quake hits, Nippon.com reports.
Preserving historic districts boosts tourism and new businesses, an urban development officer at the Asian Development Bank says.
Basuki Tjahaja Purnama moved swiftly to fire lazy and corrupt workers and to foster transparency, GovInsider reports.