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Discussion Paper
With the aim of improving environmental management in the Asia region, several Japanese municipal governments have engaged in international co-operation with local governments in developing countries in the region. This kind of co-operation is not usually considered within the mandate of local governments, and it has occurred despite increasing...
Discussion Paper
Local governments play an important role in promoting low-carbon development; however their role could be significantly enhanced by greater international co-operation between cities. There are already a few networks or platforms for Asia-focused co-operation operated by Japanese cities. However, further consideration is still needed regarding the...
PR, Newsletter or Other
Newsletter for the Kitakyushu Initiative programme which provides the latest information on activities of the Kitakyushu Initiative Network, as well as research and trends in urban environmental management
PR, Newsletter or Other
Peer-reviewed Article
In IRES Vol.5 No.2
Author:
Lee Schipper
Asian cities have witnessed rapid urbanization and an unprecedented rate of motorization in the last decade. Because of this, negative externalities of urban transport such as congestion and environmental impacts have become serious concerns. A number of past studies in this field have shown that health risks are high in key Asian cities,...
Peer-reviewed Article

Transport and environment in Asian cities: Reshaping the issues and opportunities into a holistic framework

In International Review for Environmental Strategies (IRES):The Environmentally Sustainable City
Author:
Schipper
Lee