Time of Event

Day 1: Site Visit (invitation only)
Day 2: ADB-ADBI Session and Business Matching
Day 3: Other Thematic Sessions and Business Matching


The Asia Smart City Conference, established in 2012, brings together representatives from Asian cities, national governments, international organizations, academic institutions, and private companies aiming to discuss the realization of a sustainable city where economic growth and a favorable urban environment are compatible. Recognizing this importance, the City of Yokohama and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a memorandum of understanding in 2013 to promote cooperation toward bringing sustainable solutions for city management and urban infrastructure development in developing countries.

Against this backdrop, ADBI continues our collaboration with ADB and the City of Yokohama, to organize the 12th Asia Smart City Conference. The 3-day conference will feature business matching opportunities and shared knowledge on smart city solutions. As a part of the conference, an ADBI-ADB joint session will be conducted on the topic of “City Management toward Achieving Carbon Neutrality” in the context of the development of smart cities. The session will highlight policy recommendations for building climate-resilient and zero-carbon cities among the representatives of ADB member countries, city governments, and academia for achieving decarbonization and the Sustainable Development Goals.

  • City representatives from Asia, members of ADB’s Creating Investable Cities partnership cities, and ADB member economies
  • Experts from think tanks, international organizations, and academia
  • Interested members of the public
Target Participants
  • Scholars, policy advocates, researchers, policy makers, and government bodies
  • Enhanced understanding of sustainability management and smart city readiness
  • Identification of policy recommendations for boosting the region’s green and resilient urban development
  • An established networking platform for public-private stakeholders for business opportunities and innovative solutions for smart cities
  • Recordings and materials of the conference will be uploaded to the ADBI website as knowledge products
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  • City of Yokohama
  • Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
  • Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
  • Smart City Institute (SCI-J)
  • World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center(WB-TDLC)
  • Yokohama City University
  • Yokohama National University
  • Yokohama Urban Solution Alliance (YUSA)

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