These are the presentations that were delivered during the second day of the "Asia-Pacific Forum on Public-Private Partnerships for Transport Infrastructure Development" organized by ESCAP. The meeting took place in Bangkok, Thailand on 21-22 January 2015.
The Asia-Pacific region is rapidly urbanizing. While this transformation is benefitting many economies it has placed enormous pressure on natural resources and the urban environment. In large part this is a result of inefficiencies and exploitation of resources without necessary attention to limits or costs. If the region is to benefit from its urban future, it must shift towards eco-efficient and climate resilient models underpinned by the need to build more sustainable, equitable and resilient cities.