Time of Event

Day 1: PM (half day) Tokyo Time - Business matching
Day 2: 13:00 – 17:00 Tokyo Time


Rapid urbanization and energy demand growth are major sources of greenhouse emissions, pollution, land degradation, and waste accumulation, which increase climate-related risks, especially in the context of widespread socioeconomic inequality. Asia’s urgent need for smart city strategies thus goes hand in hand with closing the infrastructure gap, poverty reduction, and climate change adaptation.

Co-organized by ADBI, the Asian Development Bank, City of Yokohama, and other partners, the 11th Asia Smart City Conference will spotlight smart city solutions and knowledge on decarbonization to support sustainable urban development projects.

Day 1 will consist of a business matching event in the afternoon focused on strengthening public-private partnership on urban development projects in Asian cities. Day 2 will feature thematic sessions on decarbonization, smart cities, and the Sustainable Development Goals and voluntary local reviews. Each will highlight country experiences, best practices, and policy recommendations pertaining to building resilient smart cities.

  • Discuss Asian cities’ low-carbon transition and sustainable urban development challenges and policy approaches
  • Highlight strategies and best practices for boosting smart city growth and innovative technologies
  • Build the capacity of developing economies towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal 11—making cities inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable
Target Participants
  • City representatives from Asia, participants of the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Creating Investable Cities initiative, and other officials from ADB member economies  
  • Experts from think tanks, universities, and international organizations
  • Media and other interested members of the public
  • Enhanced understanding of sustainability management and smart city readiness
  • Identification of policy recommendations for boosting Asia’s green and resilient urban development
  • Enhanced public-private stakeholder network for advancing smart city solutions and business opportunities
  • Webinar recordings and other materials to be uploaded on the ADBI website
  • Asian Development Bank
  • City of Yokohama
  • Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
  • Japan International Cooperation Agency
  • Smart City Institute
  • World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center
  • Yokohama City University
  • Yokohama National University
  • Yokohama Urban Solution Alliance

Event Contact

  • Pitchaya Sirivunnabood Deputy Head of CBT and Senior CBT Economist Capacity Building and Training ADB Institute E-mail contact form
  • Preechaya Kittipaisalsilpa CBT Associate Capacity Building and Training ADB Institute E-mail contact form