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A South Korean woman uses her mobile phone to buy a product at the virtual retail shop at Seolleung Station in Seoul. (Park Ji-Hwan/AFP/Getty Images)

Gallery: Maps and Photos Show Asia Does Mass Transit Bigger, Faster, Better

A compilation of subway maps and photos shows the dramatic development of mass transit in Asian cities over recent years. more
Author Chandran Nair speaks at Asia Society Texas Center's ConocoPhillips Speaker Series in Houston on Nov. 15, 2011. (Asia Society Texas Center)
Chandran Nair: Unrestrained Consumerism Can't Be Asia's Future
Think tank founder and author Chandran Nair urged Asia’s political leadership to face hard truths and reject economic growth based on limitless consumption in favor of providing such basics as clean water, safe food, and sanitation. more
Highlights from Peter van der Veer's talk in Mumbai on Oct. 4, 2011. (5 min., 11 sec.)
Shanghai, Mumbai and Urban Realities
Differences between Shanghai and Mumbai reflect policies of their respective countries, argues Dutch expert. more
Re-cycling the Roads
A panel of experts discuss bicycle culture and policy in the U.S. and China. more
In Hong Kong on April 13, 2011, Rocco Yim discusses the lack of awareness about sound in Chinese architecture. (2 min., 12 sec.)
Remaking The Chinese City: Artistic Expression
Panelists explored the influence of the city on artistic expression. more
Al Busyra Basnur (L), Consul General of the Republic of Indonesia and Russell Leiman (R) at a pre-event reception in Houston on Feb. 8, 2011. (Asia Society Texas Center)
A Balancing Act: Resources, Livelihoods, and Indonesia's Environment
Indonesia's Komodo National Park exemplifies how hard it is to implement environmentally-friendly industry in underdeveloped regions. more
Mayor Liu Handong of Zhenjiang, China in New York on Dec. 1, 2010.
Designing Sustainable Cities for China
American and Chinese architects and planners, along with mayors from both countries, assess urban growth in the early 21st century. more
Officials in Asia's growing cities must change from "a cars-dominating" to a "people-dominating philosophy," architect Jeffrey Heller told a Houston audience on Nov. 4. (Jeff Fantich Photography)
Urban Planning Challenges in Asian Cities
Architect Jeffrey Heller addressed urban planning disasters and successes in Asia. more
Shirish Sankhe cites several common denominators for successful urban policy from around the world. (2 min., 5 sec.)
In India, Urban Planning a 'Blind Spot'
McKinsey's Mumbai director Shirish Sankhe shares big numbers projected for India's urban growth. more