The 10th Asia Smart City Conference

The 10th Asia Smart City Conference was successfully held and shared a lot of knowledge and knowhow on
urban development projects in ASEAN cities for sustainable urban development. This page could help you to
review the results of this conference.

The 10th Asia Smart City Conference (Main event) Highlight

The 10th Asia Smart City Conference (Main event) Highlight

The 10th Asia Smart City Conference Official Report

The 10th Asia Smart City Conference Official Report


The 10th Asia Smart City Conference Official Report(PDF)

※Please click on the photo or underlined section to download the file.

Asia Smart City Conference Webinar

The 10th Asian Smart City Webinar was held on March 10, and shared a lot of knowledge and knowhow
on urban development projects in ASEAN cities for sustainable urban development. We thank you
very much for your participation.

1.Registration

Pre-registration is required. / Participation is free.

※This webinar was successfully held. Thank you very much for your participation.

2. Schedule:

March 10, 2022 (Thursday)  Part 1: 15:00 – 16:10 / Part 2: 16:20 – 17:40(JST)

3. Format:

Online (English with simultaneous interpretation into Japanese)

4. Program Outline

Part1 15:00 ~ 16:10 (JST)
Theme:Trends of ASEAN Urban Development in With Corona and Post Corona

Part2 16:20 ~ 17:40 (JST)
Theme:Overseas Development of Japanese Smart Cities to Meet the Needs of ASEAN Cities

※Details of the outline and information about speakers are available here.

The 10th Asia Smart City Conference Main Event 

The landmark 10th Asia Smart City Conference was held from October 26 through 28. We sincerely thank all the speakers, guests, and viewers for joining us to explore and share an abundance of knowledge and expertise essential to sustainable cities and for helping to make the event a success.

Yokohama Declaration

The Yokohama Declaration was issued in response to the discussions at the plenary session. The Yokohama Declaration of the 10th Asia Smart City Conference can be downloaded here.

Event program

The 10th Asia Smart City Conference :  Event program

Archives

Main Conference Greetings and Keynote Speeches
Greetings and Keynote Speeches

Main Conference Introduction
Introduction 
International Affairs Bureau, City of Yokohama

Main Conference Session1
Student Proposals for Future Urban Development toward the Realization of the SDGs and the New Urban Agenda
Yokohama City University, CITYNET Yokohama Project Office

●Main Conference Session 2
How Connecting with Startups Will Advance Your Smart Cities and Sustainability?
City of Yokohama Overseas Offices (New York, Frankfurt, Mumbai)

Main Conference Session 3
Voluntary Local Review (VLR) of the SDGs: Accelerating transformation of cities
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)

Main Conference Session 4
Smart Cities in Japan, Europe and Asia – Realizing Co-creation Across Regions
Smart City Institute Japan (SCI-J)

Main Conference Session 5
Integrated Approaches for Low-Carbon and Resilient Cities
Asian Development Bank(ADB),Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

Main Conference Session 6
New Urban Development from Yokohama
Yokohama Urban Solutions Alliance (YUSA)

Main Conference Session 7
City-to-City Collaboration for Zero Carbon Society
Climate Change Policy Headquarters and International Affairs Bureau – City of Yokohama

Main Conference Session 8
Low-Carbon Solutions in Designing Sustainable Cities
World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center (WB TDLC)

Main Conference Closing Session
Closing Session ~Yokohama Declaration~

Urban Solution Webinar 26th / Circular Economy Webinar 27th / Virtual Exhibition  27th – 28th, October, 2021

Urban solution Webinar by Yokohama companies

In the Urban Solution Webinar, the keynote speech was given by the city of Barcelona, a leader in smart cities in Europe. In addition, companies with technologies and solutions related to smart cities, carbon neutrality, and circular economy shared their knowledge and expertise on their strengths and prospects for overseas development.

Circular Economy Webinar

The waste management session at the 9th ASCC identified new challenges faced by the local governments in Asia in managing municipal waste during the COVID-19. These challenges included the rapid increase of the generation of personal protective equipment (PPE) waste due to the spread of COVID-19 infection, while adequate waste collection and treatment systems for infectious wastes have not been fully established. Also, the measures have taken under the strong leadership of the Mayor of Mandaue in the Philippines were introduced. In this session, we fellow up on the discussions at the last session and identified measures to be taken based on the progress in Mandaue City.

The 10th Asia Smart City Conference Virtual Exhibition

An exhibition hall was set up on the virtual platform, where companies and public institutions in the city related to Yokohama’s urban solutions exhibited. Various information exchanges and interactions took place.

Background/Vision

We regard “Smart City Development” as sustainable city development. It should raise the quality of life of citizens by promoting well-balanced sustainable development and making use of diverse and innovative technologies created by public and private sector partnerships.

Many discussions about Smart Cities have taken place on the international scene. Now is the time to move forward and take concrete actions based on those discussions.

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. At this conference, representatives from cities will share their vision for growth as well as their current challenges and needs; private companies and academic institutions will propose innovative solutions; international organizations will offer programs to support efforts by cities and private companies; and various best practices from around the world will be shared. Furthermore, we offer an occasion for participants to find new business opportunities.

We would like to announce that 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.” Together with the World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) and the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), the event provided a venue to discover new business opportunities for private companies located in Yokohama, allowing them to promote their technologies for cities in emerging economies. Due to COVID-19, this year’s ASCC will be held for three days featuring main online events broadcasting from the GALERIO which is a new knowledge hub of Y-PORT CENTER.

Main Event – October 26th – 28th , 2021

Main theme

Building smart cities aiming for carbon neutrality through city to city collaboration under the influence of COVID-19

Date and Time

October 26 (Tue) – 28(Thu), 2021

Conference style

Online style

Co-organizers (Alphabetical order)

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC)

Supporters (Alphabetical order)

Cabinet Office, Government of Japan / Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan / Ministry of Finance, Japan / Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan / Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Japan / Ministry of the Environment, Government, Japan / Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) / CITYNET / Smart City institute Japan (SCI-Japan) / Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) / Yokohama City University (YCU)

Language

English/Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation only on 28th)

Schedule

Date Time Channel 1 Channel 2 Networking Event
Oct.26 13:00~16:20 Urban solution Webinar by Yokohama companies
Oct.27 13:00~16:35 Circular Economy Webinar Virtual Exhibition
Oct.28 10:30~12:55 Introduction
International Affairs Bureau, City of Yokohama
Virtual Exhibition
Student Proposals for Future Urban Development toward the Realization of the SDGs and the New Urban Agenda
Yokohama City University, CITYNET Yokohama Project Office
How Connecting with Startups Will Advance Your Smart Cities and Sustainability?
City of Yokohama Overseas Offices (New York, Frankfurt, Mumbai)
Voluntary Local Review (VLR) of the SDGs: Accelerating transformation of cities
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
Smart Cities in Japan, Europe and Asia – Realizing Co-creation Across Regions
Smart City Institute Japan
13:30~17:30 Greetings and Keynote Speeches
Integrated Approaches for Low-Carbon and Resilient Cities
Asian Development Bank, Asian Development Bank Institute
New Urban Development from Yokohama
Yokohama Urban Solutions Alliance
City-to-City Collaboration for Zero Carbon Society
Climate Change Policy Headquarters and International Affairs Bureau – City of Yokohama
Low-Carbon Solutions in Designing Sustainable Cities
World Bank, Tokyo Development Learning Center
Closing Session ~Yokohama Declaration~

Past ASCC Archives

The 8th and 9th Asia Smart City Conference archives

Inquiries

The 10th Asia Smart City Conference Secretariat (International Affairs Bureau, City of Yokohama)