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China alone, which has been growing at breakneck speed over the past decade, will see more than 100 additional cities with a million residents or more. "Asia, therefore, can plan its green cities going into the future, as most of these new cities that are yet to come are still in the planning stage," says Ms Kux. "Urbanisation in Asia is a mega-trend, and this is now non-reversible." But what is needed is a good balance between urbanisation and sustainability, something that can be better achieved through the use of technology. Ms Kux says that if the right technology is used, greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced by anywhere from 30-40%. "These technologies are available in the market, and each city could learn from the others," she says. Better planning might gain greater acceptance if governments realised that 90% of the global population will live in urban areas by 2...

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