The cities of Asia have developed rapidly in recent years and decades. Many are characterised by high population growth, and an overburdened mobility system focused on cars. How can these cities develop their mobility systems in a sustainable way to ensure long-term social and economic participation and quality of life for all people?
Ingo Kucz and Sascha Naji summarize the main findings, challenges and recommendations of a series of case studies in which local partners of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) examined four cities in Asia: Bengaluru, Hanoi, Jakarta, and Metro Manila.
The case studies took a closer look at the history of transport in the cities, the current and ten-year projected planning situation; affordability, availability and inclusivity of transport systems; safety and reliability; and ecological sustainability. Each studied city has its own challenges, opportunities in development process, policies, and stakeholders, different pathways towards the future, but they do have one common goal: to build an inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable city.
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