Asia’s Eco-Warriors:12 Cities Making Strides in Sustainability Sustainability & LEED

In recent years, sustainable urban development has become an increasingly important topic in Asia as cities face challenges such as rapid urbanization, climate change, and population growth. 

Here are 12 Asian cities that are leading the way in sustainable urban development.

Singapore: Known for its innovative green spaces, energy-efficient buildings, and sustainable transportation systems, Singapore is a model for sustainable urban development in Asia. 

The city-state has invested heavily in renewable energy, and it is working to reduce its carbon footprint by transitioning to cleaner fuels and improving energy efficiency. 

One initiative that Singapore has implemented is the Green Mark Certification scheme, which assesses buildings based on their environmental performance.

Symbol of Singapore and its efforts to promote green space, these “Supertrees” belong to a display at the 250-acre Gardens by the Bay. The high-tech structures range from 80 to 160 feet and collect solar energy to power a nightly light show. They have a softer side too: their trunks are vertical gardens, laced with more than 150,000 living plants.

Seoul, South Korea: With a focus on green spaces, sustainable transportation, and energy-efficient buildings, Seoul is committed to reducing its carbon footprint and promoting sustainable living.

City Hall Green Wall
Once named the largest vertical garden in the Guiness World Records. The Green Wall is one of the most popular attraction at City Hall and spans over seven floors, measuring 1,516 m2 with approximately 65,000 plants of 14 different species

The city is known for its extensive bike lane network and its use of renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power.

Highways for bikes’: Seoul vows to upgrade cycling infrastructure.

One of the challenges that Seoul faces is air pollution, and the city has implemented a range of measures to improve air quality, including the introduction of electric buses and the phasing out of diesel vehicles.

Tokyo, Japan: With a strong commitment to energy efficiency and green building design.

Tokyo is a model for sustainable urban development in Japan. 

Electric vehicles are pictured at an internal shuttle bus station of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Village in Tokyo, Japan.

The city has implemented a range …


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