Wed Nov 14 HKT - Thu Nov 15 HKT (about 3 years ago)
In your timezone (EST): Wed Nov 14 12:00am - Thu Nov 15 12:00am
Intercontinental Yokohama Grand Hotel
1 Chome-1-1 Minatomirai, Nishi Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture 220-8522, Japan
Technology is quietly but radically disrupting and transforming how cities deliver services to their citizens. It does that in a way that fundamentally alters not just the mode of delivery but its underlying economics and financing.
Predictions of a 2050 world estimate 9.7 billion population and a 6 billion middle class, with a prominent increase of urban population. The global economy is expected to grow 2-3 times larger, with most of such growth happening in today’s developing countries.
Exponential technologies offer great promise for cities facing issues such as explosive growth and a huge backlog of infrastructure and service delivery, leapfrogging generations of older models.
Yokohama City, World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center and Asia Development Bank Institute are co-organizing the 7th Asia Smart City Conference In Yokohama, scheduled for November 14-15, 2018. Countries from around the world will gather to share innovative initiatives taking place globally and will demonstrate how exponential technologies can be leveraged to create inclusive, resilient and sustainable cities.