Transportation Strategy for Asian Cities Workshop


Asia Pacific is one of the world’s fastest urbanizing region, and the rate of population growth in Asian cities is very rapid. However, transportation networks and infrastructure is still poor to meet the needs of heavily growing population and many Asian cities suffer from traffic problems. With growing recognition of the role of Asian cities in the needs of more sustainable, cost and energy efficient transportation system, urban leaders are increasingly challenged to find proper solutions for the long-term.

This workshop, staged by Seoul Human Resource Development Center and CityNet, connects urban professionals to discuss transportation & traffic problems in Asia Pacific region, exchanges innovative practices and explores potential solutions for problems raised through cooperation with Seoul Metropolitan Government. Especially this workshop, based on Action Plan of last year’s transportation workshop in Da Nang, has reflected practical needs of Asian cities.

The workshop will take place from April 3rd – 9th in Seoul Human Resource Development Center. Specifically designed for senior officials and decision makers from rapidly growing contexts, the workshop offers discussion with urban actors for sustainable policy making and an opportunity to strategize a new agenda for urban transportation.

Learning Objectives

This workshop offers a unique opportunity to practice knowledge transfer and to exchange urban solutions through study visit and group discussion during program. By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Understand on Seoul’s future urban management plan and process
  • Facilitate cooperative relations between Seoul and CityNet member cities by sharing and transferring knowledge, technology and information on transportation.
  • Explain various best practices on transportation in the Asia Pacific region
  • Analyze problems of your city with other city leaders and find out solutions to develop transportation policies for rapidly developing cities.
  • Learn financing urban infrastructure and project preparation and structuring
  • Through SWOT analysis, understand any current deficiencies in each city and contemplate about enhancement strategies

Target Participants

  • Officials who have never participated in training programs organized by both Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) and SMG affiliated organizations

Workshop Venue Seoul Human Resource Development Center


  • The workshop is supported by SHRDC and Seoul Metropolitan Government will cover the cost of accommodations, meals, and training-related expanses. Participants are responsible for airfare.

Date April 3-9, 2016

Application form


Please fill out the attached application form and send it to Jaeyoo Hyeon at by Thursday, March 3.




KLRTC XXIX Urban Planning for City Leaders


  • Title: KLRTC XXIX Urban Planning for City Leaders
  • Dates: 22-25 September, 2014
  • Location: Kuala Lumpur Regional Training Centre

This short training course introduces urban practitioners and decision makers to UN-Habitat’s fundamentals of sustainable city building. Through problem-based learning and real life case studies, participants will discover how to optimize infrastructure, leverage density and cluster for competitiveness. Held from 22-25 September in Kuala Lumpur, participants will also enjoy access to the highly regarded World Class Sustainable Cities Conference.

Information on the workshop content, target participants and sponsorship arrangements can be found in the Workshop Program.

How to Apply

Please apply online before August 16th 2014, 23.00 Korea Standard Time. For any questions, please contact Program Officer at

CityApp 2014: Innovative Solutions for Cities

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CITYNET and Microsoft invite government officials, urban planners, and software developers to join CityApp 2014: Innovative Solutions for Cities. This series of unique events brings together stakeholders from across the Asia Pacific region to examine common urban challenges and build technology-based solutions over a 3 day period.

The first CityApp Event was held in coordination with Kathmandu and Lalitpur city officials, and partner organizations in Nepal from March 13-15, 2014. CityApp identified the most pressing urban challenges confronting the Kathmandu valley region and local Kathmandu computer programmers, developers and technology experts built web or mobile applications in response to these challenges. After a period of incubation, the applications will be available for use in Kathmandu and Lalitpur and for consumption by other cities in the CITYNET network. Read more about the winning applications here.

Developer teams are invited to apply to attend the next appathon event in Spring 2014. Details will be available soon.

Read the final CityApp Kathmandu 2013 report here.

CityApp Kathmandu In the News

Chosun Ilbo (Korean)
March 25, 2014: Incheon and Seoul Play Host to International Organizations

The Himalayan Times
February 10, 2014: Apps for a better Kathmandu

Guthi Blog
February 4, 2014: Apps for a better Kathmandu

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