6 conversations you missed at the World Economic Forum on ASEAN

13 September 2018

Devex

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Maria Rebecca Plaza, president of Manila-based architectural firm Plaza and Partners, said much of the region’s infrastructure is built for the 20th century, when there were fewer people living in urban areas and fewer vehicles. Today, cities are overly congested, accommodating half of the world’s population in areas filled with crowded roadways, but with few sidewalks or spaces for recreation.


“We began to build cities for cars and not people,” she said during a panel on Wednesday. “We must be designing cities with people at the epicenter of the town planning narrative.”


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