Global mega trends such as urbanization and economic and technological development are changing the demographics and financial outlook in Asia-Pacific, and will shape the region's buildings sector. The trends examined are, broadly, building construction, and energy crisis and carbon emission. In the long term, these will create opportunities such as buildings sector development and green buildings, eco cities, eco resorts, prefabrication/modularization, LED, building management and services.
Summary of Mega Trends
- Urbanization: The City as a Customer
The increasing pace of urbanization will lead to the integration of the core city center with suburbs and daughter cities, resulting in expanding city limits. This will have a massive impact on the future of mobility, work life, and societies. By 2025, XX billion people are expected to be living in urban areas in the Asia-Pacific region. This number accounts for approximately XX percent of the projected total population in 2025 and is the result of the development of network cities and mega cities.
- Beyond BRICS: The Next Game Changers
Almost all countries in Asia-Pacific will witness larger GDP composition in industrial activities in 2025. Half of China's GDP will come from industrial activities, while Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam will register close to XX percent in industrial GDP composition. Five countries in Asia-Pacific are included in the world's top countries with the highest share of industry sector, as a result of the rapid industrialization in the region. They are Indonesia, China, Thailand, Malaysia, and South Korea.
- Connectivity and Convergence
In line with population growth, the increase in size of the middle-income group and economic growth, as well as technology innovation in goods and services will be the impetus for connectivity and convergence. Wearable computing, 3D HDTV, video-calling, e-paper, mind-control video gaming, and many other future technologies will hit the mainstream market by 2020. These technologies will change the way people think, interact, and work, resulting in greener, smarter, and technology-savvy lives.
2. Introduction to Mega Trends
3. Macro Implications for the Buildings Sector
4. Micro Implications for the Buildings Sector
5. Buildings Sector Development and Green Buildings
6. Eco Cities
7. Eco Resorts
9. LED Lighting
10. Building Management and Services
11. Other Building Technologies and Development
12. Policy Reforms
15. The Frost & Sullivan Story