【FOCUS】Urban Innovation in ASPAC Region —— Awarded ASPAC Cities of the 5th Guangzhou Award
Among all the 5th Guangzhou Award submissions,59 initiatives are from the Asia Pacific, and four of them were awarded. Those initiatives show how Asian-Pacific cities stay resilient.
【FOCUS】Fight Against COVID-19, Remain City Resilient
In response to the pandemic, many cities and regions have strengthened the construction of software and hardware through innovation, coordination, and cooperation, and enhanced citizen participation which contributes valuable urban strength.
【FOCUS】Why these five cities won the 5th Guangzhou Award?
The 5th cycle of the Guangzhou Award received 273 initiatives from 175 cities of 60 countries and regions. The winners are: Chongqing, China; Union of Dannieh Municipalities, Lebanon; Quito, Ecuador; Vienna, Austria; and Saint Louis, Senegal.
【FOCUS】Anyone Who Needs a Place to Live Should be Given a Dwelling
July 11 is World Population Day, and according to relevant data, the world's population will reach 9.3 billion in 2050. Everyone counts, and it is our common goal to ensure the well-being of our people so that everyone can live a decent life.
【FOCUS】Fight Against Crime and Create a Harmonious Society
It is the common vision of all countries to crack down on crimes and maintain the stability of society. This week's Focus presents five examples of urban innovation in fighting against crimes.
【FOCUS】Developing Sustainable Economy and Creating Jobs
Economic growth is a solution to unemployment problems. But whether economic growth can lead to more jobs is closely related to economic growth models, industrial structure, and human resource development and utilization.
【FOCUS】Empower Women and Increase Social Inclusion
Gender equality is not only a basic human right, but also a necessary foundation for peace, prosperity and sustainable development of the world. However, in today’s society, women are still among the disadvantaged and face many obstacles.
【FOCUS】Clean, Environmentally Friendly and Sustainable Communities
The COVID-19 is both a crisis and an opportunity. In the “post-pandemic” era, countries around the world are working together to restore their communities, hoping to shape a new society in a cleaner, greener, healthier, safer, and more resilient way.
【FOCUS】 End Hunger and Enjoy the Healthy Life Together
UN Sustainable Development Goal 2 refers to the need to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture. This week’s IN FOCUS features five innovative urban solutions to fighting hunger.
【FOCUS】Focus on Urban Traffic Problems, Alleviate Traffic Congestion
With rapid economic growth, urbanization has accelerated. The growth of transportation demand is driven by the process of urbanization. At the same time, the raising number of motor vehicles in large cities makes the road in cities with heavier load.