Events

Making Cities More Livable—Smart City in Environment, Equity, and Economy (3Es)

28 October 2019 to 31 October 2019
Seoul
Republic of Korea
Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Strategy 2030 identified “Making Cities More Livable” as one of its seven operational priorities and will support cities in developing member countries (DMCs) for developing the right institutions, policies, and enabling environment to become more livable. To help its DMCs build livable cities, ADB is developing the operational plan focusing on three priorities: (i) improved access, quality and reliability of services in urban areas; (ii) strengthened urban planning and financing sustainability of cities; and (iii) improved urban environment, climate-resilient and disaster management of cities.
 
In this context, ADB and Seoul Housing and Communities Corporation (SH Corporation), a leading public enterprise responsible for housing welfare under Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG), co-organized a workshop on “Making Cities More Livable—Smart City in Environment, Equity and Economy (3Es)” on 28–31 October 2019 in Seoul, Republic of Korea. SH Corp coordinated the program with other relevant national and local government agencies, which brought together distinguished scholars, key policy makers, practitioners and technology experts.
 
The workshop was designed to learn from the Republic of Korea’s experiences focusing on key success factors, as well as failure cases in the areas of comprehensive urban planning, housing, environment, urban infrastructure (water, sanitation, and transportation), business environment, and startup ecosystem. The participants learned key policy actions and initiatives from some case studies in addressing key
urban issues through site visits as well as interactive discussion sessions. Around 60 participants from national government agencies, and local governments from ADB’s developing member countries joined the program, in addition to ADB staff directly related to ADB’s operations in the urban sector.
Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
28 Oct 2019 Opening Session Welcome Remarks Kim Seiyong
28 Oct 2019 Opening Session Opening Address Thomas E. Abell
28 Oct 2019 Session 1: Managing City Growth Urban Strategy and Planning for Managing City Growth
Rapid urbanization and industrialization will create urgent problems in energy consumption, waste management, transportation, housing, urban...
Bum Hyun Lee
28 Oct 2019 Session 1: Managing City Growth Seoul Housing and Communities Corporation in Seoul
Seoul Housing & Communities Corporation is a public enterprise, founded by Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG). It has been working to provide...
Keonwoo Kim
28 Oct 2019 Session 1: Managing City Growth Compact City in Seoul: Utilizing Underused Infrastructure
Compact city using under utilized land is seen to solve the urban land scarcity, along with regional development, by providing lacking ...
Chil-Mun Choi
28 Oct 2019 Session 1: Managing City Growth Seoul: Urban Planning Information System
Know more about Urban Planning Information System (UPIS), and how it helped improved urban planning in Seoul, Republic of Korea.
Doi Kim
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
29 Oct 2019 Session 2: City Development and River The Story of the Hangang River Told through 5 Colors
Learn more about Hangang River, and the many roles it plays in the development of Seoul. 
Woowon Kang
29 Oct 2019 Session 2: City Development and River Smart Safety City in Seoul: Flood Disaster Management
Check out how the concept of smart safety city is improving the limits of existing safety management system through smart technology. ...
Sukmin Lee
29 Oct 2019 Session 2: City Development and River Flood Forecasting System
This presentation discusses the methods of flood information service in the Republic of Korea.
Man-Shin Han
29 Oct 2019 Session 3: Environment and Waste Management Smart Wastewater Management: Policy Aspects in Korea
This presentation tackles policies relevant with smart wastewater management in the Republic of Korea. 
Byung Kook Lee
29 Oct 2019 Session 3: Environment and Waste Management Municipal Solid Waste Management (Construction Waste)
Learn more about the construction waste management system implemented by the Seoul Housing and Communities Corporation.
Kunwoo Oh
29 Oct 2019 Session 3: Environment and Waste Management Organic Waste (Sewage Sludge and Food Wastes) and THP (Thermal Hydrolysis Process) Solutions
Check out how the Thermal Hydrolysis Process can help solve sewage sludge and food wastes problems in the Republic of Korea.
SangKyu Hwang
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
30 Oct 2019 Session 4: Urban Development and Transportation (I) Seoul's Policy Sharing Initiative Dong Hoon Shin
30 Oct 2019 Session 4: Urban Development and Transportation (I) Public Transportation System Reform in Seoul Wonho Kim
30 Oct 2019 Session 4: Urban Development and Transportation (I) New Public Transport Paradigm Using Smartcard
Learn how smartcard has helped improved public transportation, not just in terms of reducing the long queue but in reducing carbon emissions...
Byungsang Lee
30 Oct 2019 Session 4: Urban Development and Transportation (II) Intelligent Transport System to Smart Mobility in Korea: Lessons & Future Direction
The Intelligent Transport System has helped resolved urban development challenges in the Seoul, while improving mobility in the city. Download...
Taehyung Kim
30 Oct 2019 Session 4: Urban Development and Transportation (II) DT Use Case: Car Sharing Service in Republic of Korea Sang Yeon Hong
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
31 Oct 2019 Session 6: Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and Start-Up Support Programs Five Reasons Why the Korean Startup Ecosystem is Booming
Korean startup ecosystem is thriving. One of the main reasons is certainly the strong support from the government. Check out this material to...
Nari Shin
31 Oct 2019 Session 6: Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and Start-Up Support Programs Yonsei Enterprise Support Foundation: Leading the Way to the Future
Yonsei Enterprise Support Foundation aims to become the best enterprise incubator in Asia. Learn more about its history, and how it has been...
Sung Joo Bae
31 Oct 2019 Session 7: E-Government and Smart Administration Seoul e-Government Road Map and Projects
This presentation shares information on how Seoul strives to be a smart city that serve its people efficiently and effectively by leveraging...
Kyunghee Ko
31 Oct 2019 Session 7: E-Government and Smart Administration National Spatial Data Infrastructure
Learn how spatial data could help governments serve their citizens better and promote economic growth 
Jongile No
31 Oct 2019 Session 8: Group Discussion Country Presentations and Projects
Participants' country reports and projects presented during the Making Cities More Livable—Smart City in Environment, Equity, and Economy...

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