City living: ASEAN is urbanizing rapidly, but is it sustainable?

A couple fishing along Pearl River (or Zhu Jiang) next to office buildings in downtown Guangzhou, Guangdong province December 7, 2013. The Pearl River is China's second largest river by volume after the Yangtze River. Fisherman on the River are lately faced with periodic banning of fishing by Chinese government in an effort to protect the area's fishery resources, according to local media. Picture taken December 7, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY AGRICULTURE CITYSCAPE) - RTX169CP

Urbanization has been a trend for a while in Europe and North America, but the shift is just beginning to take place in Asia and Africa. Image: REUTERS/Stringer

Anum Yoon
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