2021 Yokohama City 10th Asia Smart City Conference
via Zoom | 13:00-14:00 Manila time; 14:00-15:00 Yokohama time
The Asia Smart City Conference (ASCC) is an international conference that brings together representatives from Asian cities, national governments, international organizations, academic institutions, and private companies, aiming at establishing a knowledge hub for Smart Cities. This year’s theme for the 10th ASCC is “Building smart cities aiming for carbon neutrality through city to city collaboration under the influence of COVID-19.” Countries and cities have an unprecedented opportunity to use the required interventions and accompanying stimulus to support a green, competitive, inclusive, and resilient future. Adopting a low-carbon and resilient recovery can generate economic benefits, create employment, increase food and energy security, and have strong health co-benefits. The conference is organized by the City of Yokohama together with the World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) and the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI).
ADB and ADBI are also co-organizing a session “Integrated Approaches for Low-Carbon and Resilient Cities”, which will discuss examples and experiences using integrated approaches for low-carbon and resilient urban planning. The session is also in line with ADB’s commitment to align its operations with the Paris Agreement and ensure all project activities advance low-carbon, climate resilient-development pathways, or at least result in no harm to the Agreement goals.