Yokohama City, World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center and Asia Development Bank Institute are co-organizing the 7th Yokohama Asia Smart Cities Conference, scheduled for November 14-15, 2018. This year’s conference seeks for a collaborative approach with dialogue, inclusive of a match-making of decision makers from developing countries facing various issues in urban development, and solution providers (firms, academia, etc.) from Japan and beyond will give a 20-minute pitch as to the relevance and attractiveness of their technology, product, capacity building support and other offerings to address the challenges.
The organizers would like to call for interested “solution providers” who would like to be involved in the event together with decision-makers from cities in developing countries in Asia. This will be a unique opportunity to promote active dialogue between the public and private sectors to jointly solve these urban issues, and potentially promote the business development of the participating entities.
Step 1: Fill out the form below and submit to the Secretariat through the Jot Form link by September 7, Friday.
Step 2: Evaluation process runs until September 14, Friday – successful entities will be notified.
Step 3: The Secretariat will engage with the selected solution providers and provide further details on each session.
Water and waste: Technology can play an important role in terms of ensuring efficiencies in service delivery for water supply, sanitation and solid waste management, particularly with regards to operation and management, monitoring etc. Keywords: water supply, NRW, drainage, sewage, solid waste management, interplay of water and waste
Transport and mobility: Developing countries, which still face a large transport infrastructure gap, can leap frog car-dependent transport and adopt multimodal strategies that reduce pollution, energy consumption and congestion, while increasing road safety and boosting economic growth. Key words: telecommunication, IoT, connectivity, public transportation
Energy efficiency: Energy efficiency has been the core of Japan’s efforts on smart cities. What are some recent private-sector led initiatives? Key words: energy efficiency, HEMS/ BEMS
Disaster resilience: Accurate forecasting, monitoring and reporting of hazards can inform smart and swift decisions for effective disaster response. How does technology help reduce economic and social damage from natural disasters? Keywords: flood risk management, river management, seismic risk management
Urban infrastructure provision for smart cities: IoT and other technologies are generating massive volumes of data, both structured and unstructured. How are cities and their stakeholders utilizing these data points for data informed urban planning and management? How is this data being managed and shared beyond individual sector silos? How is this data being utilized to improve the service provisioning to citizens? Keywords: urban planning and management, urban infrastructure, spatial data infrastructure
Utilizing big data/ open data for land development: Better data on the pace and extent of urbanization could improve infrastructure development, industrial policy, environmental planning, and land management. How can we utilize this massive accessible data for better land development? Keywords: big data, zoning, drones, land and geospatial
Retooling manufacturing and industrials: New technologies are changing the way we produce goods and is repainting the landscape of the manufacturing industry. What impact will this have on industrialization, labor productivity and job creation in developing countries, and what opportunities exist? Keywords: energy, AI, VR, machine learning
Citizen engagement through smart technology: Smart technologies - the internet, mobile phones, and all the other tools to collect, store, analyze, and share information digitally - have spread rapidly in much of the world. Digital dividends, or the broader development benefits from using these technologies, have lagged. While in many instances smart technologies have boosted growth, expanded opportunities, and improved service delivery, their aggregate impact has fallen short and is unevenly distributed - how do we ensure inclusive development in an era of smart technologies? Keywords: citizen engagement, e-Governance, smart devices