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EcoLogistics in East Asia: The Frontier for Sustainable Urban Mobility
Asia is home to about four billion people accounting for almost 60% of the world’s population. The process of urbanization in East Asia is strongly linked to economic transition. These urban economies are hubs for investments, innovations, and competitiveness and are the backbone of the national economies. By 2050, 96% of urban growth will occur in East Asia’s less developed regions, particularly in China, with 255 million new urbanites. The new urban centers will see the sharpest increase in carbon emissions corresponding to the burgeoning demand from new consumers for goods and services. The increased demand for goods and service trading will require excellent logistics hubs and infrastructure.
The case studies will present and analyze the logistics situation, policies and institutional framework, strategies, and challenges of three East Asian cities: Taoyuan, Seoul, and Suzhou.