Greener, healthier urban living


Climate calamity: Vehicles stuck on a highway in the Klang Valley during the floods in December last year. — Filepic/The Star

YESTERDAY was World Habitat Day – the United Nations marks the day on the first Monday of October of every year to reflect on the state of our habitats and the basic right of all to adequate shelter. It is also a day intended to remind the world that we all have the power and responsibility to shape the future of our cities and towns.

Since 2007, over 50% of the world’s population has been living in cities. By 2050, it is estimated that 70% of people will live in urban areas.

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