Asia Pacific cities are finding innovative solutions to sustainability and inclusion challenges, says MIT Technology Review Insights

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — A new report by MIT Technology Review Insights explores how Asia Pacific cities are beginning to break ground in exploring innovative responses to sustainability and inclusion challenges across the region.

The report, “21st century cities: Asia Pacific’s urban transformation,” is produced in association with Accenture and draws on in-depth interviews with subject matter experts from organizations and universities including the Future Cities Laboratory, University of Tokyo, and Melbourne School of Design. The findings are as follows:

“As home to some of the most climate-vulnerable countries in the world, Asia Pacific cities no doubt face unprecedented challenges in the decades ahead,” says Francesca Fanshawe, editor of the report. “But work is being done across the region to find solutions that support urban citizens in developing a more sustainable and inclusive future.”

“We have seen cities across Asia Pacific respond to the pandemic through cross-sector collaboration and innovative technologies, and most of these changes will remain beyond the pandemic and provide the basis for acceleration and competition between city hubs. Now is a critical time to rethink the future and recalibrate post-pandemic priorities to realize future cities where every citizen has access to essential services, such as security, mobility, healthcare, education, and commerce in new and convenient ways. This will require co-creation and collaboration between public and private sectors, bold implementation plans to deliver citizen-centric services that are experience-led, and civic innovation boosted by modern technology. Accenture looks forward to be part of this movement to accelerate the future of cities across Asia Pacific,” says Fabio Vacirca, senior managing director, Market Unit Group Lead for ASIAM (Australia and New Zealand, Africa, India, Southeast Asia and the Middle East), Accenture.

To download the report, click here.

For more information please contact:

Francesca Fanshawe
Editorial director
MIT Technology Review Insights

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