Consequences what happens when America's richest programmer bill gates reviews Ezra Vogel- Asia-America's kindest connector.
.. Macraes' last 100 trips to Asia - they started with dad Norman Macrae teen serving in allied bomber command (today's Myanmar)-
The Economist became min diary of Norman Macrae's half century of asian trips from Myanmar 1943 on- we archive that at; connection of my 50 trips with 5 generations of my family in Asia only made full sense from 2001 and mostly
15 trips to Bangladesh thanks to interviews with Fazle Abed & friends 1 2 3 and young chinese scholars at his 80th birthday filled most gaps .. Asia trips 1 to 51 india -1-3 1984-2004; indonesia 4-7 (1982-1994) ; singapore 8-10 (1982-1992) japan (11-17) 1985-2013; thailand (18.19) 1984-1995 ; malaysia (20-21) ; 1993 korea (22-23); 1990-2017 bangladesh (24-39) 2007-2018;
dubai (40,41) 2015,6; qatar(42) 2017; china (43-50) 2016-2019 hong kong 51 (1996) like 7 members of my scotttish family tree i have enjoyed the huge privilege of learning more about advancing the human lot from the two thirds who are asian than my own race caucasian
...united ; ASIA/MIDDLE EAST: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh & women, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Cyprus, Georgia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, North Korea, South Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon/yemen, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore-Asean, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, -eurasia, Russia- we list twice because most of its land is in asia but traditionally its capital and history is categorised as european....Mapping livelihood economics of two thirds of humans- in 1983 london scot james wilson started the economist as a newsletter of royal societies chattering classes- his initial goal ro end poverty and starv=ation in scotland and nearest islands london ruled over- 17 years later queen victoria sent wilson to calcutta with charter bank to end poverty wherever britain ruled over asia; sadly james died 9 months after landing of diarrhea; it took another 120 years before bangladesh, china and unicef taught every village mother how to cure diarrhea with a recipe of water sugar and salts; from this first open source health service, a billion women across the continent spent 1970-2020 ending extreme poverty - with the help of universities who knew fazle abed vest, at we track how/why the world used bangladesh as its lab for solutions that worked without access to electricity or any of the engineering that glasgow gave to the world from 1760; some people ask what happened to the economist mission- you can read 2nd editor walter bagehot's attempts to help victoria journey to commowealth at the english constituition; but progress was to slow to prevent the colonial eara where whites 15% designed world trade to exclude most of human development in the economist's 1943 centenary biography; at that tie my dad was teenage navigator in alied bomber command stationed in modrnday myanma; the east end of the bay of bengal opposite to calcutta's west end; what happened next to bay of bengal - yuo'd thnk kamala harris and berkeley let alone howard alumni would urgenrly follow coming from her mothers'schennai- in a hasty retreat from responsibility anywhere the british raj had rlued -india eas partioned; calcutta the superport of asoa's 19th century was assigned to india; the rest of the bay was given to pakistan to rule; it took 24 years for bangladeshi people to win back indepenence now the 8th most populous nation with less than zero capital; my father norman macrae mapped varios asian economic models from 1962 when he first surveyed hs war time foe japan - he named the model poorest villagers would need to network rural kensianism; while he named the win-win supercity/port model of tokyo capital belt roadtsrs; for the next 30 years those who saw the economist as the first viewspaper for debating globalisation exponentials were trewed to regular updates on every asian peoples progess or not in sharing these new economic modelsSustainability's last chance decade: Feb 2021 37th annual update- - thanks to hard work of asian motherhood, one billion asians have ended extreme poverty in the last 40 years - research shows human development's greatest lesson is not yet a curriculum in any western university -can you help change economists before year end summits in Glasgow 1 2 & Dubai -try applying Economist alphabet Ai Bank Child Diary Edu Food Green Health Inclusion scottish family's concern for development of two thirds of humans who are Asian goes bac 150+ years to founding of the pharmacy kemp's corner in mumbai to grandad's sir kenneth kemp's 25 years of mediation with gandhi leading to sir ken's last project wrining up the legalese of india's independence to my father's 40 years reporting asia's sustainability entrepreneurial revolution in The Economist; to his last article 20 years later on lessons from bangladesh needed to rectify the west's subprime disaster: japan's ambassador to dhaka helped aspiring youth journalists and others listen to sir fazle abed legacy debriefs - see our catalogue offering the most vital alumni networks youth can linkin if they are to celebrate being the first sustainability generation REFERENCES UN ENVOY EDUCATION -asia has proven to be greates champion of former uk prime minister Gordon brown -10 years un envoy edu links include A 1 2 lots of moving parts - some are very radical empowering new universities and apprenticeships - I have been tracking the for 5 years since being at un launch 2016 - can try and help with queries - if real summits return end 2021 hope to unite updates cop26 nov Glasgow and worlds largest edu summit allied to uae expo dec -meanwhile zooms can make connections

Sunday, December 27, 1998

singapore lee kuan yew centre for innovative cities

Half of the world’s population live in cities today. This will rise to 60% by 2030, and 70% by 2050. An estimated one million new people will join the world’s cities every week.
In Asia, the changes will be even more pronounced. There will be an additional 1.1 billion people in its cities over the next 20 years. In Southeast Asia, the population living in urban areas is expected to reach 65% by 2050. China and India will contribute over a third of the world’s urban population increase between 2014 and 2050. The McKinsey Global Institute forecasts that in China, 1 billion people will live in cities by 2030; over 200 of these cities will have a population of more than 1 million.
Rapid urbanisation presents great challenges. But, it also presents tremendous opportunities for innovators and policy‐makers. We are at a juncture where cities that are managed wisely will be able to overcome limitations, raise the quality and standard of living of its citizens, and seize economic and social opportunities at the frontiers of the emerging new industrial revolution.
The Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities (LKYCIC) was established in September 2012 as one of the research centres of excellence in the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). LKYCIC is only one of two institutions in Singapore that carry the name of our founding father Lee Kuan Yew.
LKYCIC’s mission is to stimulate thinking and research on the critical issues of cities and urbanisation, and to provide breakthrough urban solutions through the following research areas:
1. Demographics
2. Density
3. Sustainability
4. Resilience and Risk
5. Mobility and Connectivity
6. Social Capital
LKYCIC works closely with partners in industry, business and government agencies for our research and education projects, and seeks to stimulate thinking and research on the critical issues of cities and urbanisation and explores the integrated use of technology, design and policy to provide urban solutions.
The Centre also hosts talks, seminars and conferences that build a deeper understanding of cities, the role of cities, the future of cities, and the technology and design solutions for cities.
Through our research and events, the Centre works to bring cities together to understand, from the experiences of Singapore and other successful cities, the best practices and innovative solutions for improving existing cities and for building future cities.
About the SUTD-JTC Industrial Infrastructure Innovation (SUTD-JTC I3) Centre
In 2014, JTC Corporation (JTC) and the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) established the SUTD-JTC Industrial Infrastructure Innovation (SUTD-JTC I3) Centre to promote the development of innovative and sustainable industrial infrastructure solutions in Singapore.
The SUTD-JTC I3 Centre brings together JTC’s expertise in the development of industrial land and space and SUTD’s integrated expertise in architecture, design, engineering, social sciences and humanities. Co-located and managed by the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities, it spearheads collaborative research efforts in three Research Thrusts: Urban Innovation, Integrated Architecture and Engineering, and Design and Technology. For more information, visit the SUTD-JTC I3 Centre Website.

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Friday, December 25, 1998

1998 sees publication of 20th c best book on 5/7 of world

mahbubani - can asians think? aug 1998
q1 to my asian frineds- can you think? if so why have asian societiies lost a thouand years and slipped so far behind teh euroepan societies they were far ahead of at tirn of last milennium?
q2 to western friends,can asians think for themselves? .. we live in an unbalanced world- the flow of ideas reflecting 500 years of western dination of the globe is a one-way street.. most westerners cannot see that they have arrogated to tehmselves te moral highground from which they lecture the world


1 though shalt blame only thyself for thine failure in development ...blaming colonialism, imperialism, and neo-imperialism is a convenient excuse to avoid self-examination

2 though shalt acknowedge that corruption is the single most important cause of failures in development. Develeope dcountres are not free from corruption but with tgeir affluence they can afford to indulge in savings and loans scandals

3 though shalt not subsidise products..nor punish the farmer in favor of city dweller' ..hign prices are only effective signal to increase production..if there are food riots, thiuf=gh shalt resign from office

5 though shalt borrow no more - though shall get foreign investment that pays for only infrastutucre that is needed and creae no white elephants nor railways that end in deserts

9 though shalt abandon north south summits which encourage hypothetical speechres and token gestures..though shalt remember that countries that have received greatest aid per capita have failed in development

10 though shalt not abandon hope people are the same the world over, what europe achieved yeseterday, te developing world can achieve tomorrow. It can be done

Wednesday, December 23, 1998

asean summit sept/oct 2020

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Industry Leaders From APAC Speaking at TechXLR8 Asia

Celine Le Cotonnec
Chief Data Officer
Bank of Singapore
Ravinder Singh
Chief Information & Innovation Officer
Tata Singapore Airlines (Air Vistara)
Hew Wee Choong
Vice President
Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)
Terence Hung
Chief of Future Intelligence Technologies
Rolls Royce
Chen-Yu Lee (Leo) Ph.D.
Taipei Smart City Project Management Office
KV Dipu
President & Head of Operations, Communities & Customer Experience, India
Bajaj Allianz General Insurance
John Parverz
Chief Information Officer
Hoan My Medical Corporation
Amit Sharma
Director, Operations Excellence, Engineering & Innovation, APAC Logistics,
DB Schenker
King Wang Poon
Director of the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities
Singapore University of Technology and Design
Niels Hoornweg
Innovation Manager & Head of the Southeast Asia Pacific Regional Innovation Hub
Kuehne + Nagel
Michael Fung
Meri Rosich
Head of Data Science, AI Lab
Franco Chiam
Digital and Innovation Lead, South East Asia
Daimler South East Asia
Melvin Tan
Vice President, Head of Innovation
City Developments Limited
Grace Park
Co-Founder & President
Abhishek Singh
Chief Digital Officer
Royal Golden Eagle International (RGE)
Pankaj Srivastava
CTO and SVP Digital Technology, Engineering & Delivery
Sachin Gupta
Chief of IoT Capabilities
Tyng Ooi Huey
Managing Director, Head of GrabPay
Bicky Bhangu
President, Southeast Asia, Pacific & South Korea

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