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Thematic background and key questions
Cities in Asia are expanding rapidly with growing populations: What kinds of governance, at all scales from local to cross-country co-operation, are needed when the challenge is due to insufficient or unsuitable planning and infrastructure responses?
Development patterns in Asian cities have largely been following the well-established Euro-American model: How do we resolve the problematic and urgent implications for people’s health, health equity and planetary health?
Asian cities are particularly vulnerable to climate change impacts including heatwaves, sea-level rise, air pollution, extreme weather event and vector-borne diseases induced by atmospheric warming: What is the state-of-the-art understanding of health risks and social vulnerability, as well as adaptation policies in cities across Asia?
The form of urban growth is the result of many drivers within complex system of decision-making, policies and financial factors: What processes can tame the worst of the health and health equity impacts?
In the vanguard of shaping healthy and sustainable cities we find a wide array of built environment and transport professions: How can we manage hindrance and support for health and health equity in their remit?
As Asian cities increasingly embrace the emerging digital technologies and big data across diverse: What innovation, e-tools and open source data can planning professional and decision-makers envision?