We regard “Smart City Development” as sustainable city development. It should raise the quality of life of citizens by promoting well-balanced sustainable development and making use of diverse and innovative technologies created by public and private sector partnerships.
Many discussions about Smart Cities have taken place on the international scene. Now is the time to move forward and take concrete actions based on those discussions.
The Asia Smart City Conference (ASCC) is an international conference that brings together representatives from cities in Asia, international organizations, academic institutions, and private companies, aiming at establishing a knowledge hub for Smart Cities with the support of the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank Institute. At this conference, city leaders will share their vision for growth as well as their current challenges and needs; private companies and academic institutions will propose innovative solutions; international organizations will offer programs to support efforts by cities and private companies; and various best practices from around the world will be shared. In addition, Yokohama city will introduce environmental technologies developed by private companies in Yokohama to cities in emerging economies.