"Green Urban Infrastructure" is currently the main thematic focus of Connective Cities in Asia. The topic is particularly relevant against the background that Asia is one of the fastest growing urbanized regions. By 2050, 60 percent of the Asian population will live in urban areas. Therefore, the region is confronted with diverse and cross-cutting challenges. For instance, the demand for municipal services is increasing with the rapid population and urbanisation growth. The challenges of the sustainable use and distribution of natural resources are presenting the main increasing pressure on municipal officials for solutions.
The Connective Cities network in Asia enables German/international and Asian practitioners to discuss these relevant and important aspects focusing on mainly but not solely on “Green Urban Infrastructure”. Through this community of practice, sustainable solutions for dealing with urban expansion and strategies for urban adaptation to climate change can be discussed and developed.