Future Cities Asia 2015

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Future Cities Asia is the only conference to exclusively bring together the full smart cities value chain.

Dates: 20 – 22 October 2015
Venue: Le Meridien Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

From city authorities, infrastructure, central government, system integrators, and specialist technology providers: their shared focus is to make Future Cities a reality by collaborating to align their people, processes and technology.

It is the smart city strategy and implementation event for city authorities, infrastructure, central government, system integrators and specialist technology providers. Over 200 industry professionals will learn from top speakers in the industry while fostering key relationships through networking at this event.

More information: http://goo.gl/LFUabE



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.


• 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


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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


The Peer Experience and Reflective Program (PEARL)

The Peer Experience and Reflective Learning (PEARL) network was launched by the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India in January 2007 under JNNURM. The project aimed to create manageable networks for knowledge sharing and cross-learning among JNNURM cities and make them more liveable, economically vibrant and environmentally sustainable.

The Cities Alliance (CA) Knowledge Support for PEARL Program under JNNURM was initiated in 2010. This built on the Ministry of Urban Development initiative and contributed to making PEARL an effective learning and knowledge-sharing platform. Strategies adopted under the CA Knowledge Support facilitated horizontal learning, assessing knowledge needs in city networks, developing customised knowledge products through research and action projects. Moreover, the support helped to plug PEARL into other city/knowledge sharing networks (both national and international).
The key objective of the PEARL program is to enhance knowledge exchange and cross learning between cities.


Knowledge Network Support Unit
The Cities Alliance supported Knowledge Support for PEARL was initiated in the year 2010 to strengthen the horizontal learning network through strategic support in terms of accessing knowledge needs of cities, provide inputs in designing knowledge exchange initiatives in terms of concept notes, program briefs, etc, and finally, plugging PEARL to other national and international knowledge exchange networks to access their expertise in knowledge sharing and exchange.

Capacity Building
The PEARL program focuses on building capacities of the cities in the network through activities such as:
• Peer-to-peer learning
• Expert visits
• Exposure visits
• National and international workshops
• Group workshops
• e-Learning
• Training
• Internship

Knowledge Dissemination
Knowledge dissemination, a key PEARL objective is carried out through the creation of various knowledge products and solutions. Documentation of city-wise urban initiatives, national good practices, global good practices, film, research studies and bi-annual newsletters form a knowledge repository while participatory exercises like monthly dialogue series and a regularly updated web portal by a dedicated web development support unit, strengthen the network through sustained interaction.

Listed below are PEARL’s Good Practice documentations
Compendium of Global Good Practices on ICT in Urban Services
Compendium of Global Good Practices on Urban Sanitation
Compendium of Global Good Practices on Urban Solid Waste Management
Compendium of Global Good Practices on Urban Mobility
Compendium of Global Good Practices on Urban Water Supply
Compendium of National Good Practices on Urban Transportation in Indian Cities
Compendium of National Good Practices on Urban Water Supply and Sanitation in Indian Cities
Compendium of National Good Practices on Urban Solid Waste Management in Indian Cities
Compendium of National Good Practices on Urban Heritage in Indian Cities

Find out more about PEARL network here

New publications by Sustainable Urban Transport Project

1. “Urban Mobility Plans – National Approaches and Local Practice “
On 19th November, the latest SUTP technical document “Urban Mobility Plans – National Approaches and Local Practice” has been launched at the Integrated Conference “Better Air Quality 2014 & 8th Regional Environmentally Sustainable Transport Forum” in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
The document reviews approaches for Urban Mobility Plans (UMP) from various countries and showcases a growing number of examples calling for a shift away from the traditional, infrastructure-oriented approach towards sustainable and people-oriented planning. Urban Mobility Plans are used as planning tool and policy instrument to guide the development of transport in urban areas and surrounding regions. In several countries, such as Brazil, France and India, the development of Urban Mobility Plans has become an obligatory requirement for receiving national government funds for urban transport projects. The paper’s intention is to support local policy-makers and planners in shaping urban mobility planning processes and policies in an effective and inclusive manner.
The publication has been co-authored by Susanne Böhler-Baedeker (Rupprecht Consult), Christopher Kost (ITDP) and Mathias Merforth (GIZ), with vital inputs from Kartik Kumar (GIZ) and further contributors from various countries.
Soon, the document will be available as well in Spanish and Portuguese language.

2. Carsharing Services in Emerging Economies
The latest SUTP Technical Document on Carsharing in Emerging Economies aims to evaluate the potential, as well as the necessary political support structure, for the implementation of carsharing services in emerging economies. Beginning with a basic introduction to the function and benefits of carsharing, the paper identifies key success factors and best practice of mature carsharing markets.
Since insufficient governmental support as well as a low level of public awareness are central challenges for the development of carsharing systems, the purpose of this document is to not only raise the publicity and understanding of carsharing in emerging economies, but also to provide best practice guidance for local authorities that aim to find suitable solutions to the negative impacts of increasing motorized individual transport. It also includes a practitioner’s contribution from the City of Bremen, one of the leading municipalities in Germany with regard to support for car sharing schemes. The report has been prepared in cooperation with GIZ projects based in the PR China.

3. The world of sustainable mobility is full of innovations!
The autumn 2014 edition of Sustainable Mobility Innovations, presents new tools, approaches and concepts which are being developed, tested and implemented to make the life of pedestrians, cyclists and public transport users more comfortable.
Read here about the new cycling infrastructure in Copenhagen, a real time bus app in Beijing and an app to rate Matatus in Nairobi.
For further information and suggestions please email Dominik.schmid@giz.de

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


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.

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.

SEOUL SOLUTION by Global Urban Partnership Division of SMG and the Seoul Institute

Seoul Solution

Seoul archive is managed by Global Urban Partnership Division of SMG and the Seoul Institute together. Seoul archive introduces urban development, provides global urban information and promotes public-private cooperation.


Visit Seoul Solution

What is Seoul Solution?

  • Seoul archive collects policies of Seoul Metropolitan Government that affects much on urban development and hopes to be a comprehensive archive for convenience of international organizations, corporations, and citizens.
  • Seoul archive stores global urban information and make it approachable for citizens, corporation, government and academics.
  • Seoul archive provides administrative supports to private corporation projects and information to overseas urban infrastructure developments.
  • Seoul archive expects cooperation from many private corporations which aim to overseas expansion.
  • Seoul archive will do the best to provide effective systems and qualified information for convenience of our users.


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GIZ-SUTP launches the re-designed website CAPSUT

GIZ SUTP recently launched the re-designed website CAPSUT, which is an international platform dedicated to capacity building in sustainable urban transport. The new webpage currently has more than 280 courses on capacity building.

These courses can be searched based on their type, topic, language, the region they are conducted as well as their dates. In addition, courses on urban transport can now be uploaded by the course providers themselves. Uploading courses on CAPSUT is easy and does not require any registration. Just provide the relevant information in the upload section to add your course to the course calendar.

For more information please visit CAPSUT website.

Press Release – Future Cities Asia

Meet with Mayors, Vice Mayors, CIOs, CTOs, CSOs, Architects, Town Planners and many more…


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.



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Future Cities Asia

Future Cities Asia is bringing together city authorities, government agencies and the private sector to discuss integrated citywide solutions that will drive and foster convergence in the smart city space.

  • Dates: 13 – 15 October, 2014
  • Venue: CyberPort Conference and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

5 reasons why you must attend Future Cities Asia:

  1. Assess and review the business case for why cities should want to become smart
  2. Understand why the focus is on cities and what smart means to different cities
  3. Get the verdict on whether the smart city is genuinely our future or whether it’s just empty hype
  4. Learn what future technologies will be needed and how in future cities
  5. Do smart cities need smart citizens, and if so, what are the implications for your organisation?

Future Cities Asia organiser, Worldwide Business Research (WBR), is happy to extend two complimentary passes for the conference to CityNet members. These will be awarded on a first come first serve basis.

In order to register yourself:

1)      Click here and fill in the form
2)      Email WBR at wbrinfo@wbresearch.com
3)      Call WBR at +65 6722 9455