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Mongolia is making it easier to find both city dwellers in Ulaanbaatar and nomads, NPR reports.  

June 23, 2016

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. 

June 16, 2016

The city-state’s long-term plans encourage residents to abandon private car ownership for public transit, cycling and driverless cars, GovInsider reports.

June 16, 2016

The innovative Baan Mankong program empowers residents to make decisions about housing and infrastructure, The City Fix reports. 

June 2, 2016

Jakarta is harnessing app technology for “predictive government” while Bandung hopes that a new app will ease crowds in tax offices, GovInsider reports. 

May 27, 2016

The capital of Bangladesh plans to absorb 16 adjacent, fast-urbanizing communities so it can extend municipal services to them, The Daily Star reports. 

May 11, 2016

Mayor Herbert Bautista has prioritized affordable housing, disaster preparation and a waste-to-energy project for his third term, GovInsider reports. 

May 11, 2016

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.

May 9, 2016

Preserving historic districts boosts tourism and new businesses, an urban development officer at the Asian Development Bank says.

May 6, 2016

 Basuki Tjahaja Purnama moved swiftly to fire lazy and corrupt workers and to foster transparency, GovInsider reports. 

May 4, 2016
While many Habitat III national reports are overdue, they continue to be finalized — and offer a fascinating glimpse of the global spectrum of urbanization trends today.
Gregory Scruggs April 29, 2016
A new set of stakeholder recommendations on sustainable urbanization urges the Habitat III process to see health as a ‘fundamental aim of development’.
Yong Yen Nie March 30, 2016

Taxi drivers complain that people driving for upstart competitors are not licensed or required to pay state taxes, the New York Times reports. 

March 24, 2016

The easing of military rule in Myanmar has opened long-isolated Yangon to foreign investment that is reshaping the city, the BBC reports. 

March 15, 2016

The walking, jogging and cycling trail would cut across Singapore’s entire length from north to south, The City Fix reports. 

February 11, 2016

The workers, to be deployed in city parks, are to have the authority to fine litterers, The Cambodia Daily reports. 

January 25, 2016

The technology could pinpoint where emergency vehicles should be stationed and how many are needed, the U of T News reports. 

December 28, 2015

A municipal “awareness campaign” about the dangers of overcrowded public transport could save lives, CityMetric reports. 

December 22, 2015

The city’s five million cars and motorbikes are the main source of noxious emissions that worsen in the winter, the Gulf Times reports. 

December 21, 2015
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