Cities and their policymakers face enormous pressures as they seek to meet today’s mobility challenges.

Cities are under pressure from all angles; some pressures are easily forecasted while others are more difficult to predict. Balancing the immediate needs of today without compromising the demands of tomorrow is at the heart of sustainability, and of this report.

Delhi (46) and Mumbai (49) are amongst the four Asian countries that are most susceptible to higher flood risks due to natural disasters, says the global sustainable cities index. Manila is the most vulnerable and ranks at the bottom in this index of 50 countries.