ADBI-Purdue University-University of Tokyo Virtual Workshop on Resilience of Cities to External Shocks: Analysis, Modeling, and Economic Impacts

27 October 2020 Online

Time of event

Day 1: 09:00–23:35 Tokyo time
Day 2: 09:00–12:15 Tokyo time


Considerable investment is needed to improve the resilience of Asia’s growing cities to external shocks such as pandemics, natural disasters, and environmental catastrophes.

Multilateral development banks, including the Asian Development Bank, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, and World Bank, are actively working to finance infrastructure projects to improve urban resilience. However, the social and economic impacts of these projects are not quantitatively well understood.

This virtual workshop featured new research on the use of large-scale high-resolution transportation infrastructure data sourced from tools such as mobile phones, social media, and satellite imagery to analyze the effects of pandemics, natural disasters, environmental pollution, and other shocks on the region’s cities.


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