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7th Asia Smart City Conference In Yokohama

November 14-15, 2018

Yokohama, Japan

Fostering a Marketplace for Co-innovation - Facing challenges of creating smart city projects and incorporating game-changing technologies-

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  • Technology is quietly but radically disrupting and transforming how cities deliver services to their citizens. It does that in a way that fundamentally alters not just the mode of delivery but its underlying economics and financing.

    Predictions of a 2050 world estimate 9.7 billion population and a 6 billion middle class, with a prominent increase of urban population. The global economy is expected to grow 2-3 times larger, with most of such growth happening in today’s developing countries.

    Exponential technologies offer great promise for cities facing issues such as explosive growth and a huge backlog of infrastructure and service delivery, leapfrogging generations of older models.

    Yokohama City, World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center and Asia Development Bank Institute are co-organizing the 7th Asia Smart City Conference In Yokohama, scheduled for November 14-15, 2018. Countries from around the world will gather to share innovative initiatives taking place globally and will demonstrate how exponential technologies can be leveraged to create inclusive, resilient and sustainable cities.

    Date and Time

    November 14, 2018
    (8:30- Registration)
    9:15- 9:45 Introduction
    10:00-12:30 Thematic Session 1 (Session 1-4 will run simultaneously)
    14:00-16:30 Thematic Session 2 (Session 4-8 will run simultaneously)

    November 15, 2018
    (8:30- Registration)
    9:30- 10:35 Panel Discussion Capstone1 on Integrated Urban Development
    10:55-12:00 Panel Discussion Capstone2 on Exponential Technologies
    14:00-17:00 Plenary

    November 14 Thematic Session Details:

    Theme 1 Water and waste: Technology can play an important role in terms of ensuring efficiencies in service delivery for water supply, sanitation and solid waste management, particularly with regards to operation and management, monitoring etc.

    Theme 2 Transport and mobility: Developing countries, which still face a large transport infrastructure gap, can leap frog car-dependent transport and adopt multimodal strategies that reduce pollution, energy consumption and congestion, while increasing road safety and boosting economic growth.

    Theme 3 Energy efficiency: Energy efficiency has been the core of Japan’s efforts on smart cities. What are some recent private-sector led initiatives?

    Theme 4 Disaster resilience: Accurate forecasting, monitoring and reporting of hazards can inform smart and swift decisions for effective disaster response. How does technology help reduce economic and social damage from natural disasters?

    Theme 5 Urban infrastructure provision for smart cities: IoT and other technologies are generating massive volumes of data, both structured and unstructured. How are cities and their stakeholders utilizing these data points for data informed urban planning and management? How is this data being managed and shared beyond individual sector silos? How is this data being utilized to improve the service provisioning to citizens?

    Theme 6 Utilizing big data/ open data for land development: Better data on the pace and extent of urbanization could improve infrastructure development, industrial policy, environmental planning, and land management. How can we utilize this massive accessible data for better land development?

    Theme 7 Retooling manufacturing and industrials: New technologies are changing the way we produce goods and is repainting the landscape of the manufacturing industry. What impact will this have on industrialization, labor productivity and job creation in developing countries, and what opportunities exist?

    Theme 8 Citizen engagement through smart technology: Smart technologies - the internet, mobile phones, and all the other tools to collect, store, analyze, and share information digitally - have spread rapidly in much of the world. Digital dividends, or the broader development benefits from using these technologies, have lagged. While in many instances smart technologies have boosted growth, expanded opportunities, and improved service delivery, their aggregate impact has fallen short and is unevenly distributed - how do we ensure inclusive development in an era of smart technologies?

    November 15 Panel Discussion Details:

    Capstone 1 on Integrated Urban Development
    How can cities organize themselves to promote comprehensive urban development designed to promote priority issues in the city as a whole? What are some of the important mechanisms to prevent silo-based approaches and create an enabling environment which puts citizens in the driver’s seat? This session aims to serve as a capstone session on integrated urban development, based on the discussions on Day 2 morning.

    Capstone 2 on Exponential Technologies
    What are some of the game changing technologies emerging today, and what are the implications for development impact? This session aims to serve as a capstone session towards exponential technologies and thinking, based on the discussions on Day 2 afternoon.

    November 15 Plenary Details:

    Opening Session
    Key note speech by leaders from the Japanese Government and/or international organizations.

    Roundtable Session
    Presenting the latest efforts on smart city development by Asian city leaders and developers, followed by sharing the results of the smart city discussions with all participants.

Event Details

  • DATE: November 14-15, 2018
  • VENUE: Intercontinental Yokohama Grand Hotel, Yokohama, Japan (Please refer "ACCESS" in RELATED below)
  • LANGUAGE: English and Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation)
  • REGISTRATION: To participate, please register through the form below. If the registration form does not work, please email to the contact address with your full name, company name, division name and email address.
  • CONTACT: Tokyo Development Learning Center TEL:03-3597-1333