GLOBAL URBAN AGE

Our world becomes increasingly an urban world and our era becomes increasingly an urban century.
The global urban way of life will soon be shared by some 70 to 80 per cent of the world’s population.
The global urban age finds its genesis in rapid changes in population demography, in environmental transformation,
in social cohesion and socio-economic challenges, sustainability of cities, and in glocalisation forces.

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THE ASIAN CENTURY

Asia is in the middle of a historic transformation. The Asian Century is the projected 21st-century dominance of world’s urban, human, natural, and built environment. The belief in a future Asian Century parallels the characterization of the 20th-century as the American Century, and the 19th century as the British Century.

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RISE OF ASEAN & GLOBAL SOUTH

The rise of ASEAN and Global South is unprecedented in its speed and scale, radically reshaping the world of the 21st century, with developing nations driving economic growth, lifting hundreds of millions of people from poverty, and propelling billions more into a new global middle class.

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