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Philippine cities facing ‘slow-motion disaster’

The steady sinking of coastal towns and islets in the northern Philippines has caused Manila Bay's brackish water to pour inland and displace thousands.

Are properties in Malaysia getting too expensive?

The most expensive properties are those in the KL city centre where the median price for property is RM940 per sq ft and RM1,000,000.

Australia wants new migrants to settle in rural areas

New policy being developed by Turnbull government to ease the impact of rapid population growth on Melbourne, Sydney and other cities.

UN: Lack of data, definitions dent global drive to strengthen cities

Making cities inclusive, safe and resilient is one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted unanimously by the 193 UN member-nations in 2015.

These are the most expensive cities in the world for expats

After Hong Kong, the top five cities are Tokyo, Zurich, Singapore and Seoul.

Plan to twin Simpang Renggam with cities in US, Australia

Education Minister Maszlee Malik says this was to establish student exchange, tourism as well as SMI business programme ties.

68% of world population will live in urban areas by 2050,...

Over two billion more people are expected to live in cities in 2050.

Helicopter taxi apps offer escape from traffic-choked cities

Around the world, helicopter-hailing apps are helping passengers beat traffic.

Michigan to end free bottled water for Flint, saying water crisis...

When the current supply of state-funded bottled water is depleted, the distribution centers will close and deliveries will end.

China urges northern cities to shut factories as smog builds

The Shanghai Securities News said the notice also included measures to shut or reduce output at a selected number of plants in the region.

World cities go dark as global Earth Hour climate campaign kicks...

Earth Hour is being observed by millions of supporters in 187 countries, who are turning off their lights at 8.30 pm local time in what organisers describe as the world's "largest grassroots movement for climate change".

New UN-Habitat chief Maimunah promises to return to Penang

The Kenya-bound executive director of the UN agency will participate at the World Urban Forum in Kuala Lumpur in her new role next month.

Think tank: Urban youth migration will bring positive change

Youth who leave cities for small towns will push for development and better telecommunication services there, opening up new opportunities in areas such as tourism and agriculture.

Report: High cost of living drives youth away from cities

Unable to cope with the rising cost of living, young people are leaving for small towns and rural areas, and taking investors with them, report says.

KL is 19th wealthiest city in the world

Arcadis survey notes KL is one of the world's key hubs for Islamic finance and has one of the fastest growing economies globally.