Press Release – Future Cities Asia

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HONG KONG, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Future Cities Asia, Asia’s premier smart cities event will examine how harnessing technology can transform urban infrastructure. It is an initiative that will explore topics such as Smart Governance and Funding, Smart Energy, Smart Buildings, Smart Mobility, Smart Technology, Smart Infrastructure, Smart Healthcare, Smart Citizen and Smart Resilience for future cities.

 

Future Cities Asia is taking place on the 13 – 15 October in Hong Kong which is already a highly sophisticated smart city and a gateway to Asia. Taking place at the Cyberport Conference and Exhibition Centre, the event will bring together over 200 senior level executives including government authorities, urban planners, investors, academics and the private sector from some of the worlds leading cities who will give direction to sustainable city development and is a must-attend for key stakeholders committed to creating smarter cities.

 

Future Cities Asia is being organized by Worldwide Business Research (WBR) the world’s biggest large-scale conference company in partnership with Cyberport and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Danny Levy the Head of Asia Public Sector for WBR said, “We are delighted to be bringing Future Cities Asia 2014 to Hong Kong, which is regularly voted Asia’s leading smart city. The 3 day event brings together over 50 speakers from some of the worlds leading future cities with the opportunity to see the latest innovations, technologies and solutions for the smart cities community during our industry leading exhibition.”

 

Future Cities Asia is being partnered by Microsoft, Bosch Software Innovations, Cyberport, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Tigerspike, CTTC HK, iOmniscient, Technology Quotient, The Future Cities Institute and EU Academic Programme.

 

 

About Worldwide Business Research (WBR)

WBR is the world’s biggest large-scale conference company and part of the PLS group, one of the world’s leading providers of strategic business intelligence with 16 offices worldwide. Our conference divisions consistently out-perform their industry sector competitors on the quality of the events we produce and the relationships we nurture with both delegates and sponsors. to learn more visit www.wbresearch.com, or call us at +65-6722-9455.

 

Contact: Dhiraj Bhanushali
Tel. +65-6722-9455
Email: Dhiraj.Bhanushali@iqpc.com.sg

 

 

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Expert Group Meeting on Sustainable Urban Development in Asia and the Pacific

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The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) held an Expert Group Meeting on Sustainable Urban Development in Asia and the Pacific focusing on the new urban agenda. The meeting took place in Bangkok, Thailand from December 2nd-3rd, 2014.

The objectives of this Expert Group Meeting are:
• Identify and discuss emerging issues related to the sustainable urban development in Asia and the Pacific, reflecting the key inputs from stakeholders working in the urban sector.
• Identify and discuss priority issues for the region in relation to the post-2015 Development Agenda and Habitat III, which could be discussed at the sixth Asia Pacific Urban Forum (APUF-6) that will take place in May 2015. APUF is a multi-stakeholder forum organized periodically every 4-5 years by UNESCAP with the aim to provide a regional platform for urban actors to discuss and share experiences on emerging urban development issues
• Substantively engage key regional partners in the organization of APUF-6 as a multi-stakeholder forum, specifically through an inclusive preparatory process.

Six sessions were laid out during the two-day meeting, namely:
1. Introduction to the Expert Group Meeting to provide the background and objectives of the meeting
2. Sustainable Urban Development in the Post-2015 Development Agenda
3. Priority Issues for Sustainable Urban Development in Asia and the Pacific – Economic Development
4. Priority Issues for Sustainable Urban Development in Asia and the Pacific – Governance
5. Priority Issues for Sustainable Urban Development in Asia and the Pacific – Social Development
6. Priority Issues for Sustainable Urban Development in Asia and the Pacific – Environmental Sustainability

The Meeting is expected to contribute to the Habitat III due to be held in 2016.

Korea Transport Institute and the World Bank jointly host the 4th LUTP

 

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A holistic approach to mobility planning is essential for developing cities as they become the engines of economic growth and also major contributors to GHG emissions. They are also faced with severe congestion, deteriorating air quality and increasing incidence of road crashes. This is adversely impacting people’s health and constraining economic growth. Building flyovers and road widening has often led to long run increases in road traffic and congestion. Others have built rail mass transit systems, but high costs have limited their extent and coverage. So what is the best route to take?

This event aims at developing leadership capabilities in urban mobility planning. It seeks to create awareness of what integrated mobility planning involves, what are its different components and how it needs to be undertaken. It will use a “hands on” learning approach, making extensive use of case studies, group exercises and site visits – all aimed at highlighting linkages between the different components of the urban transport system.

Ideal participants would be policy makers and planners from national, state and city level governments who are responsible for “putting the pieces together”. Participants from civil society, consultants and professional staff of consulting companies would also find the program very useful. Potential faculty from local training institutions would also gain from this program.

You can download the application form online by visiting the URL below:
http://english.koti.re.kr/lutp2015/overview.asp
Your completed registration form (scanned copy) can be emailed to LUTP@koti.re.kr
or faxed to: +82-44-211-3222 by August 15, 2015.
A fee of US $3,500 will be charged. This would also cover the cost of boarding and lodgings in Korea.
Participants will be expected to bear their own airfare to reach Korea.

More information: Building Leaders in Urban Transport Planning

4TH ANNUAL URBAN RENEWAL CONFERENCE 19-20 AUGUST 2015

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4th Annual Urban Renewal conference brings together a powerful platform for government authorities and private organisations in discussing and delivering best practices and ideas for renewing and spearheading social, economic and urban transformation for cities. Let’s unleash the potential of urban developers and policymakers in deciding an effective project delivery.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING THIS CONFERENCE

• Planning for long-term growth and renewal process
• Creating competitive, liveable, energy e¬fficient and sustainable cities
• Designing and generating a masterplan in urban renewal projects
• Revitalizing aging and decaying inner cities: Urban Renewal Strategies
• Deciding on community-based development and public participation
• Recognising critical components of urban development process from project area initiation to execution

CONFERENCE AT A GLANCE

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For more event information, click on the link below or copy-and-paste into your browser:
http://www.globalcongresskl.com/CONTRAMKTG/IF140_URBAN_CITYNET.pdf

Only limited seats are allocated for this event.

For registration/inquiry, please contact:
Karen Leong
Tel: +603-2775 0000 (ext 510)
Email: karenl@trueventus.com

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City Creditworthiness Academy

Seoul, Korea – April 21-26, 2014

Credit Worthiness Academy
The World Bank and partners invite CITYNET members to the 2014 City Creditworthiness Academy. The City Creditworthiness Academy will assist senior financial officials from sub-national governments and public enterprises across Asia to master the underpinnings of creditworthiness. Participants will develop an action plan to improve their creditworthiness and facilitate access to finance for low-carbon and resilient infrastructure.

The agenda of the City Creditworthiness Academy offers a set of intense training modules ranging from revenue management to climate smart capital investment planning, and from debt financing options to the enabling environment for sub-national finance. The training emphasizes peer-to-peer learning and focuses on the practitioners’ perspective, highlighting best practices from Asia and from across the world. The Korea Development Institute will also organize dedicated site visits for the Academy’s participants.

Interested participants should complete the application form and send it to Lauren Wilson lwilson1@worldbank.org by March 8, 2014.

Accommodation and facility costs will be covered by the organizing partners. Participants are expected to fund their own travel costs. Limited funds are available for participant travel subsidies and requests for such funds should be indicated on the application form. Requests will be considered on the basis of need and merit.

For more information, please visit http://www.ppiaf.org/node/961

CDIA MFA Training on Urban Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience

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In collaboration with the Singapore Cooperation Program and USAID Adapt Asia Pacific, Cities Development Initiative Asia (CDIA) is proud to announce that the Urban Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Training to be held in Singapore from 23-27 May 2016 is now open for applications from cities in the Asian region.

The course aims to improve climate change knowledge among senior-level managers working in urban and infrastructure planning and, in turn, help them design better adaptation projects. This seven-module training starts with an introduction to climate change adaptation; provides tools and techniques for assessing climate change impacts and vulnerabilities; presents a framework for identification, design, appraisal, evaluation, and implementation of climate adaptation strategies, programs and projects; and finally looks at the options available for financing adaptation projects. Site visits in Singapore are also integrated into the program.

Duly completed Application Forms must be sent to joy.bailey@giz.de.

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Better Air Quality Conference 2014


The Better Air Quality 2014 Conference will be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka from 19 -21 November 2014 at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall. The BAQ conference is a flagship event of Clean Air Asia covering the key sectors of transport, energy, industry and climate change. The BAQ2014 theme is “Next Generation Solutions for Clean Air and Sustainable Transport – Towards a Livable Society in Asia.” Up to 800 participants are expected to participate from more than 30 countries worldwide.

Several sessions at the main conference and at pre-events are dedicated to cities organized by international and regional organizations supporting cities:

  • Cities’ Solutions for Clean Air
  • Climate Financing and Green Cities
  • Science-based Clean Air Plans of Cities
  • Cities Clean Air Partnership
  • Using BenMAP-CE to Estimate Air Pollution Benefits
  • AirNow-International – A Growing Community of Users
  • Partnerships in Building Capacity towards Better Air Quality and Co-Benefits in Smaller Cities
  • Improving Air Quality Monitoring in Asia
  • Household Air Pollution – the silent killer
  • Livable Cities are Pedestrian- and Bicycle-Friendly Cities
  • Triple Green: Sustainable Cities, Ports and Freight
The Colombo Municipal Council will also host a Special Mayor’s Session on Sustainable Cities on November 21 from 16.30-18.30.
Click here for the overview of the program, pre-events and the main conference. For detailed information on the conference and registration, visit www.baq2014est.org

The conference is co-organized by the Ministry of Transport of Sri Lanka, the Ministry of Environment and Renewable Energy of Sri Lanka, and Clean Air Asia, in partnership with the Asian Development Bank, German International Cooperation (GIZ), and World Bank. BAQ2014 is integrated with the Intergovernmental 8th Regional Environmentally Sustainable Transport Forum in Asia organized by the Ministry of Transport of Sri Lanka, Ministry of the Environment of Japan, and the United Nations Centre for Regional Development.

Smart Cities Conference in Incheon, South Korea

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October 24th – 26th,  2016 | South Korea

The conference will discuss the latest trends and technologies in Smart Cities, Governance, Mobility and Urban Design & Development sector and strategic use of new and high-tech ICT-based solutions to connect the citizens and technologies to build a common platform.

On the third day, attendees will also visit give sites in Songdo International Business District, a new smart city built from scratch.

View the event page here or you can contact Sharon Chew at SharonC@marcusevanskl.com or call +603 2723 6757 for more information.

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