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In Asia's space-starved cities, urban planners bring 'dead' land to life

Urban planners and authorities in fast expanding Asian cities are increasingly turning to unused land underneath bridges, flyovers and viaducts to create much-needed public spaces. With rapid urbanization, a construction boom in South and Southeast Asian cities is resulting in more offices, houses and apartments, ...

Myanmar is on the list of 15 most and least disaster-ready cities

Myanmar is ranked 42nd on the list of 171 world countries most vulnerable to natural hazards and is also on the list of 15 countries with least readiness for natural disasters, said Dr Win Myat Aye, Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement. Keep reading ...

Mekong region cities ‘face same problems’

Cities in the Mekong River region are facing common challenges from urbanisation, experts say. These cities are seeing their heritage roots disappear as they grow too quickly, and their residents don’t have the chance to set their own path for urban development.Keep reading ...

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