The Sign of an Advanced City

This article was first published on The Star Online

By Alan Tong

“The sign of an advanced city is not when the poor have their own cars, but it is when the rich use public transportation.”

I was struck by this comment made by the renowned placemaking expert Gil Penalosa, when he shared his views at the World Class Sustainable Cities (WCSC) 2017 Conference in Kuala Lumpur last August.

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