By the year 2025, 1 in 4 people will live in Asian cities.
“The Asian urban landscape today is comprehensible only as a dynamic mosaic of myriad landscapes that have somehow congealed into a unified entity. Some of these landscapes seem like ancient multilayered palimpsests, others brand new. Some appear to be rapidly changing; others relatively stagnant. Some spread across vast areas; others are concentrated but equally conspicuous. Similar landscapes appear at different times in different places denying the overall ensemble any linear evolutionary pattern. But more significantly they coexist and are all simultaneously evolving.” – Vinayak Bharne
Our increasingly urban world presents us with the very permanent presence of new global cities clustered about the vast Asian continent. Vast diversity characterizes the continent, but prevailing economic qualities enumerate a growing number to global prominence. Negotiating growth, prosperity, wellness, equality and culture in these exploding metropolises is a primary and urgent need.
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