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The Asian Development Bank will host a Regional Conference on “Enabling GrEEEn Cities: a Sustainable Urban Future for Southeast Asia” from 13-14 May 2014. ADB Urban Operational Plan 2012-2020 provides direction for ADB’s response to addressing the urban challenge by fostering investments in sustainable development. The plan presents a 3E’s approach (Economy + Environment + Equity) to sustainable and liveable cities that are competitive, green, and inclusive.
The Southeast Urban Development and Water Division’s (SEUW) Green Cities Initiative through the regional capacity development technical assistance (RETA-8314) “Green Cities: A Sustainable Urban Future in Southeast Asia” will operationalize the key strategies identified under ADB’s Urban Operations Plan to support secondary cities in achieving competitive, resilient, and, inclusive growth.
Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 11:15 to 12:15
MANAGING GrEEEn CITIES: Decision Support Systems for Urban Management
Chair: Anand Chiplunkar, Chair of Urban Community of Practice, Director, Urban Development and Water Division (CWUW), Central and West Asia Regional Department (CWRD), ADB
Discussant: Yan Zhang, Sr. Urban Economist and Country Sector Coordinator, Urban Water and DRM Program, World Bank
Design & Management for the Built Environment in Response to Climate Change:
Xiaoming Wang (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, CSIRO)
Urban Simulation Model:
Rodney W. Chapin (Sr. Vice President, CDM Smith),
Lynn B. Reid (Principal Hydrogeologist, CDM Smith)
Urban Flood Model:
Alejandro de Juanes (Climate Change Manager, INCLAM Water Engineering)
City Infrastructure Investment Programming and Prioritization (CIIPP) Toolkit:
Cities Development Initiative for Asia (CDIA)
Leading actors in urban development will discuss how an integrated urban planning and environmental management approach can operationalize green growth strategies and the enablers that can support implementation of Green City Action Plans. Private sector experts will present and discuss innovative technologies and approaches including finance mechanisms that can make cities environmentally sustainable, climate resilient, energy efficient, competitive and inclusive.
Inspirational and distinguished leaders who have been instrumental in bringing about urban transformation in their countries and cities will be invited as Keynote Speakers and Presenters. Auditorium C and D, Asian Development Bank Headquarters, Manila, Philippines.
Amy S. P. Leung
Director, Urban Development and Water Division (SEUW), Southeast Asia Department, ADB
Sonia Chand Sandhu
Senior Environment Specialist, SEUW
Ramola Naik Singru
Senior Urban Development Consultant, SEUW