15 May 2017
The world’s cities are turning into megacities at lightning pace, putting pressure on living space and conditions, zoning and infrastructure. To avoid a dystopian urban nightmare, what forms of leadership do we need in cities and where will this leadership come from?
In this month’s cover feature, we ask a select panel of expert urbanists what are the strengths and weaknesses of city mayors? How do you make long-term infrastructure plans without losing direction? And what role can city administrations play in responding to housing trends and macro-economic forces?
Asia in focus
Also in this edition, we honour all the winners of this year’s RICS Awards, Hong Kong. Our regular debate feature ponders whether China’s Tier 2 cities are now outperforming those in Tier 1. Managing Director of Asterisk Realty & Placement Agency Yukihiko Ito assesses the long-term impact of shifts in Japan’s demographics on the country’s real estate industry.
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