Transport Experts and Mayors at CityNet session in the 3rd ASEAN Mayors Forum

CityNet brought the people-to-people mobility agenda to the 3rd ASEAN Mayors Forum when it held a learning session on July 26, 2017 at Shangri-La The Fort, Taguig City, Philippines.

The CityNet session consisted of two parts, first was the inputs and presentations by the regional policy experts namely CityNet Senior Adviser Dr. Sangbum Kim, ADB Principal Transport Specialist Jamie Leather, the World Bank Senior Transport Economis Cluster Leader for Transport Sector in Vietnam Jung Eun Oh, and the Chief Research Director of Korea Transport Institute Dr. Sungwon Lee.

On the second part, CityNet invited its Special Adviser Mary Jane Ortega to moderate an interactive discussion that highlighted the need to developing and sharing new successful models to improve urban mobility programs. This discussion featured several mayors from member cities – Mayor Jaime Fresnedia of Muntinlupa, Mayor Gopal Prasad Regmi of Siddharthanagar, Mayor Bima Arya Sugiarto of Bogor. Towards the end of the discussion, Mayor of Makati Abby Binay also had a chance to comment by sharing her city’s initiative.

This session was perticularly aimed as a bid to strengthen commitment and to ensure that the sustainable urban mobility principles are well-integrated into cities’ plans and programs.

EcoMobility World Festival and Congress 2017

 

 

 

 

This October, during the EcoMobility World Festival 2017, initiated by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, the City of Kaohsiung will transform the streets of the historic Hamasen neighborhood into a dedicated space for ecomobile modes of transport such as walking, cycling, public transport, shared vehicles and light electric vehicles.

The Festival, held every other year in different cities, is a live demonstration of how cities can take a bold step to create a forward-thinking urban transportation culture through ecomobility. It is an avenue for city governments to experiment with creative ecomobile solutions to create more livable cities. It also gives residents the opportunity to experience how traveling through integrated, socially inclusive and healthy transport options can improve their quality of life. Throughout the month, the EcoMobility Expo will also showcase various innovative sustainable transport and urban solutions offered by local and international businesses.

The EcoMobility World Congress 2017, from 2-4 October, is a key part of the Festival which enables local and international actors, united by a shared interest in sustainable transportation, to come together to discuss a future for urban transport.

Local and international transport experts will discuss how sustainable mobility can be livable shared and intelligent, mirroring what Kaohsiung is demonstrating through the Festival.

City mayors from all over the world will share their experience and commitment to implementing ecomobility in their respective cities during a dedicated roundtable allowing high level discussions. A specific mayors’ track has also been tailored for mayors, deputy mayors and heads of transport to make the most of their experience at the Congress.

Join the Congress to learn more about sustainable urban mobility and enhance your networking opportunities, while witnessing how Kaohsiung is catalyzing a transformation towards ecomobility through government leadership and community engagement.

To learn more and join us as a participant, exhibitor or partner, visit http://www.ecomobilityfestival.org or contact the EcoMobility World Festival Team at ecomobility.festival@iclei.org.

Congress Program

Call for CityNet Cluster Leads and Co-Leads 2018-2021

CityNet is encouraging its members to submit applications for cluster lead and co-leads for the term 2018-2021.

On November 5-8, 2017 during the Congress in Colombo, Sri Lanka, members will elect their new cluster lead and co-lead/s.

Secretary-General Vijay Jagannathan, in his notice to members, encouraged the members to apply, ‘being a lead or co-lead gives your city/ organization leverage in our policy-decision making process and access to important local government activities in the region.’
Nominations for Climate Change, Infrastructure and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) must reach the CityNet Secretariat through email at programs2@citynet-ap.org on September 15, 2017.

Nominations for Disaster Cluster Lead and Co-Leads must reach the CityNet Secretariat through programs2@citynet-ap.org on August 15, 2017, Tuesday.

Please see attachment below for documents and other details.

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Terms of Reference_CityNet Cluster System_Cluster Lead and Co_Lead

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Call for Project Ideas

CityNet is calling for proposals from its cluster members.

In his notice to members, Secretary-General Vijay Jagannathan said CityNet clusters have been instrumental in decentralizing the work of CityNet and in helping CityNet achieve its long-term objectives. ‘It is our pleasure to keep supporting our cluster’s initiatives by announcing the 2017-2018 Cluster Call for Proposal. For this year, we are reconfiguring our cluster support mechanism into a grant program’, he added.

One project will be selected out from the total number of proposals to be received. Up to 15,000 USD will be granted to the selected proposal for a 12-month period to be implemented starting September 2017.

Project proposal must include joint activities with CityNet cluster members.

Currently, CityNet has four clusters – Climate Change, Disaster, Infrastructure, and Sustainable Development Goals. Each cluster has its Lead and Co-Lead cities.

See attached documents for complete guidelines and proposal format. Deadline for submission is on July 28, 2017, Friday.

2017-2018_Cluster Proposal Guidelines

General Cluster Call for Proposals

2-Annex I – Cluster Application Form 2017.doc

3-Annex II – Cluster Work Plan 2017

4-Annex III – Cluster Budget Template 2017

Urban Lighting Workshop: Benefits of Sustainable Urban Lighting

What is the benefit of sustainable urban lighting to a city? To answer this, CityNet, Seoul Metropolitan Government, and Lighting Urban Community International (LUCI) held a workshop that presented the opportunities and benefits of sustainable urban lighting to municipal decision-makers on 29-30 June in Seoul supported by Philips Lighting.

Urban lighting is a crucial element of a city’s but many cities are still using old and inefficient technologies that cause municipal budget to increase due to the high energy requirements. Outdated lighting technology is costly due to its high consumption of electricity, which can be a burden and can account for up to 10 % of the overall municipal budget.

Streetlights represent one of the most cost-effective opportunities for energy savings and for reducing municipalities’ energy costs and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The use of energy-efficient lighting technologies – such as LEDs, intelligent lighting or off-grid solar streetlights for example – has great potential to save costs due to reduction in electricity consumption.

One of the Asian cities with comprehensive urban lighting policy, strategy and actions plans to ensure sustainable urban lighting is Seoul. In 2017 Seoul City upgraded its lighting plan to include innovative energy-saving street lights with advanced IT and LED technology. They represented their case to the workshop participants and engaged in interactive discussions. Other cities which have successfully implemented LED street lighting like Danang, Vietnam, and Semarang, Indonesia, had a chance to share their success story and the financing scheme with all other participating cities. The World Bank also presented the tools for urban lighting energy savings and cost reduction through the Sustainable Urban Energy and Emission Planning (SUEEP) projects.

The main goals of this workshop include to identify new potential partnerships and facilitate city-to-city cooperation, therefore, participating cities shared their SWOT analysis which was discussed during an interactive Road-Mapping Session on the last day.

Final Call for CityNet Office Bearers 2018-2021

CityNet has issued its final call for nominations / applications for its new office bearers. The final deadline is on July 10, 2017.

The final extension was made after receiving several requests, Election Committee Chairperson and Barisal City Mayor Ahsan Habib Kamal said in his June 19 letter of notice to CityNet members.

He also urged members to apply and get the benefits of an ExCom member,
‘Being a CityNet Executive Committee member gives your city/ organization leverage in our policy-decision making process and access to important local government activities in the Asia Pacific region.’

On November 6, 2017 at the General Council Meeting in Colombo, Sri Lanka, CityNet will elect its new set of officers –President, a first and a second Vice President, nine (9) Members of the Executive Committee and an Auditor. The General Council will also elect its Secretary General and Election Committee members.

Please see attached details on the election procedure, time frame, eligibility criteria, and application forms for all positions.

Applications/ nominations must reach the Election Committee through email at programs2@citynet-ap.org by July 10, 2017. You may also email urgent queries and clarifications to the same email address.

Cover Letter Final Call Nominations

CityNet General Council Elections Executive Committee Attachments Final Call

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CityNet General Council Elections Election Committee Attachments Final Call

SUSA and SMG visit CityNet Members in Metro Manila

CityNet members in the Philippines’ National Capital Region met with technical experts from the Seoul Urban Solutions Agency (SUSA) and Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) on May 9, 2017 at Makati City Hall, Makati City. Key department heads from Makati, Marikina and Muntinlupa cities attended the meeting.

SUSA is an arm of the SMG with a mandate to share Seoul’s urban development experience and solutions to foreign cities.

During the meeting, SUSA presented its key programs on information communications technology (ICT), housing, and transportation among others. SUSA also learned about the different challenges and policy bottlenecks the Philippine cities are currently facing. SUSA, SMG and Philippine CityNet members look forward to further exploring prospects for technical collaboration.

The five-member delegation from SUSA and SMG also made a courtesy visit to Makati City Mayor Abby Binay. Makati City, CityNet’s Second Vice President, hosted the meeting.

2017 Seoul Waterworks Workshop for Vietnamese Cities

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15 city officials from Vietnamese cities participated in the 2017 Seoul Waterworks workshop from April 23-29. The workshop was organized by the Office of waterworks Seoul Metropolitan Government and CityNet Secretariat and marked the official start of the 2017 Seoul Waterworks Workshop.

 

By reflecting the cities’ interests and challenges on waterworks, the workshop provided the lectures and study visits related with waterworks issues such as water supply and quality management and integrated water information systems.

 

Through the City Report, SWOT and PDM (Project Development Matrix) analysis, city officials from Hue, Ha Noi, Ho Chi Minh, Hai Duong, Nihn Binh, and Tam Diep shared their cities current challenges and designed future policy plan based on the lessons from the workshop. CityNet Secretariat, experts from related institute, government officers and private sectors shared the idea and suggestions for each cities and are expecting continuous cooperation.

 

This year, the workshop has three targeted participant groups, Vietnamese, Chinese and SMG (Seoul Metropolitan Government) partner cities.

Regional dialogue series, highlighting the Network’s role in the New Urban Agenda

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CityNet Special Advisor Mary Jane Ortega presented the Network’s programs and new directions at the Asia Foundation’s ‘Asian Approaches to Development Cooperation (AADC)’ dialogue series on May 11-12, 2017 in Manila, the Philippines.

The AADC Dialogue is an invite-only event bringing together development experts and government officials in Asia to discuss and share thematic perspectives to enrich the Foundation’s program directions. The Manila event focused on the ‘Role of Development and South-South Cooperation in Implementing the New Urban Agenda’.

Speaking before The Foundation’s country directors and key regional policy makers, Ortega underscored that city networks like CityNet can easily facilitate city to city cooperation while ensuring urban solutions to development challenges are shared among its members. ‘CityNet will provide an enabling environment for its members to strengthen partnerships with international development partners and private sector towards a more sustainable Asian-inspired model of urbanization’, she added.

Extended Deadline: Call for CityNet Office Bearers 2018-2021

CityNet is encouraging all its members to submit application/nomination for CityNet Office Bearers for 2018-2021. The extended deadline is June 2, 2017, Friday.

On November 6, 2017 at the General Council Meeting in Colombo, Sri Lanka, CityNet will elect its new set of officers –President, a first and a second Vice President, nine (9) Members of the Executive Committee and an Auditor. The General Council will also elect its Secretary-General and Election Committee members.

Please see attachment for the details of election procedure, time frame, eligibility criteria, and application forms for all the CityNet positions.

Applications/ nominations must reach the Election Committee through email at programs2@citynet-ap.org on or before June 2, 2017. You may also email urgent queries and clarifications to the same email address.

Cover Letter_Extension Deadline

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