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New Report Examines Urbanization and Technology

December 3, 2014

UrbanDevelopmentReportBy 2020, half of Asia’s population will live in urban areas. The region faces big challenges related to this rapid urbanization, including congestion, pollution, rising urban poverty, and squatter settlements. While the challenges are numerous, the dynamism of Asia’s cities also creates significant opportunities for generating innovative solutions. A brand new report, the first in The Asia Foundation’s working paper series in partnership with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), offers a framework to help better understand different ways that flows of information in cities can have positive impacts on urban governance. Read more.


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