2021 Yokohama City 10th Asia Smart City Conference


2021 Yokohama City 10th Asia Smart City Conference

28 October 2021

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.

Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
28 Oct 2021 Session Introduction Jingmin Huang, ADB
28 Oct 2021 Presentation Accelerating Climate and Disaster Resilience and Low-Carbon Development Norio Saito, ADB
28 Oct 2021 Panel Discussion Arnaud Heckmann (ADB), Truong Quang Trung (Da Nang City, Viet Nam), and Niraly Mangal (ETH Future Cities Lab)
28 Oct 2021 Q&A


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