By Michael Freeman
The worldwide trade of layout and flavor is at its so much fertile among Asia and the West. top Asian designers and designers have reprocessed foreign rules and performance into the idiom of Asian cultures, from India to China, Japan to Southeast Asia. Asia Home is a wide-ranging examine modern layout from around the zone, that includes greater than a hundred houses and greater than 50 best designers.
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In order to improve its competitiveness in the future, Asia must prepare its young people for the challenges that lie ahead. “ ‘Thousands of people are forcing themselves across a narrow footbridge’ goes an old Chinese saying, referring to the cutthroat competition that most Asian students have to face in order to study in the crème de la crème of the universities,” notes Menon, of India. The widening of this footbridge and the improvement in quality of people crossing it will greatly affect Asia’s human capital and ultimately its economic growth.
Up until 2050, India and Pakistan will be the two largest contributors to global population growth, according to the UN. 3 However, the region will struggle to ﬁnd the resources—both natural and human— to support these growing populations. If, indeed, food and other natural resources are embarking on long-term price increases, poor countries will suffer the most. indd 51 28/09/11 7:46 AM 52 asia’s people and about the emergence of other social and economic problems. Stevenson Q. Yu, 29, the Philippines, writes: What happens to poor countries with burgeoning populations?
For millions in Asia, the question isn’t how to beneﬁt from growth, but merely how to ﬁnd the next meal. After the signing of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in 2000, an ambitious UN agreement aiming to drastically reduce poverty by 2015, a slew of poverty-reduction programs were implemented in Asian nations. 00 a day and of people without access to clean water. indd 37 26/09/11 7:47 AM 38 asia’s people Poverty, along with weak and ineffective governments, means that the poor are by deﬁnition vulnerable to everything from natural disasters like typhoons and earthquakes to global economic meltdowns.
Asia Home: Inspirational Design Ideas by Michael Freeman