10th Asia Smart City Conference

28 October 2021 Online

Time of Event

Conference: 10:30–17:30 Yokohama time
ADB-ADBI Session: 14:00–15:00 Yokohama time


Asia’s fast-growing megacities have been an engine of economic growth but are today facing profound sustainable development challenges. The region’s cities are a significant producer of carbon emissions, consume a large share of the world’s natural resources, and are confronted by COVID-19 threats to their development and resilience. The adoption of smart city solutions will be crucial ensuring the sustainability of urban development, helping to boost quality of life, shared prosperity, and social stability through diverse and innovative technologies and private-public partnerships.

Cohosted by ADBI, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), City of Yokohama, and the World Bank Tokyo Developing Learning Center, the 10th Asia Smart City Conference focused on the theme, “Building smart cities aiming for carbon neutrality through city-to-city collaboration under the influence of COVID-19.” It examined ways to support emerging Asian cities’ low-carbon transition and resilient development amid the pandemic and increasing sustainability pressures.

An ADBI-ADB session explored integrated approaches for realizing low-carbon and resilient cities. It highlighted low-carbon and resilient urban planning strategies, as well as keys to designing related policy solutions.

Target Participants

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