Smart Cities Trends in Asia Pacific

If you live in some major cities in Asia, you would probably be accustomed to the daily routine of congested traffic, poor water, and air quality management, flooding and urban-rural divide. An opulent residents and luxury high-rises are juxtaposed against the closely packed, deteriorated and decrepit housing units.

Taking the city of Bangkok, for instance, a few blocks away from the vibrant city center, glitzy malls and go-go bars, located one of the world’s oldest and largest slums where over 100,000 people are living way below the poverty line.

This baffling disparity is one of the many reasons why governments and municipalities are scouting for solutions that will ease the burgeoning urban challenges while providing its residents with basic life needs. Combining this agenda with digital technology