City Planning Labs is a World Bank’s technical assistance initiative established under the Indonesia Sustainable Urbanization Trust Fund funded by SECO. This program aims to strengthen the capacity of local governments to use geospatial intelligence for data-driven planning and efficient prioritization of investments to create more livable, resilient, and sustainable cities.
9th Asia Smart City Conference | January 18, 2021 | 13:55 - 14:40 JST
The theme for this year’s conference is “Building smart cities aiming for carbon neutrality through city to city collaboration under the influence of COVID-19”, following Japan’s pledge made in 2020 to achieve net carbon neutrality by the year 2050. Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC), a knowledge sharing program managed by the World Bank’s Urban, Disaster Risk Management, Resilience and Land Global Practice (GPURL) in collaboration with the Global Smart City Partnership Program organized a virtual World Bank session to introduce case studies from Japan and around the world.
World Bank Session Overview: “Pathways to Sustainable Urban Development”
How can Japanese and global best practices be applied to developing countries in order to achieve sustainable urban development under the COVID-19 pandemic? The World Bank session will focus on two specific themes. In these sessions, World Bank urban specialists as well as a city official from Yokohama will discuss key considerations and lessons learned when adopting new technologies and smart solutions to address urban challenges. The themes and speakers for each session are as follows.
Session 1: Applying smart city solutions to developing economies’ sustainable urban development
Session 2: Dialogue on the application of Japanese expertise abroad towards sustainable urban development
This animation summarizes key messages from CPL's session on "Geo-Powering Cities for Resilience" during the Understanding Resilience Forum 2020.
Understanding Risk Global Forum 2020
"Geo-Powering Cities for Resilience"
December 3, 2020 | UTC 2:00AM - 3:55AM
During this session, the City Planning Labs (CPL) team discussed how geospatial data ecosystems are key to advance more resilient, sustainable, and smarter cities.
The Urban Performance tool assesses the city’s present and future performance by creating multiple growth scenarios that include investment projects, public policies and land regulations. The results are evaluated in a set of indicators related to the Sustainable Development Goals.