More than half of the world’s population lives in cities, yet they take up only 1% of our earth’s surface. And Southeast Asia is home to some of the most vibrant and fastest growing ones.

Presenting to you the My Urban Challenge series: What are the biggest challenges city leaders want to tackle? And what inspires them to keep going?

Cities across the region have come up with innovative ways to implement their visions. Today, we share with you the first three of these:

This will be an ongoing series pulling together innovations from city leaders across ASEAN.

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