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Announcements and Opportunities
Hue and Mumbai participate in the CityNet Services
The CityNet Services Package kicks off with a visit from Hue, Mumbai and AIILSG to Seoul from January 27th-29th. Five senior city managers and urban planners came to Seoul to learn about urban development policies implemented by Seoul Metropolitan Government.
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CityNet calls for Secondment Staff applications
CityNet calls for nominations/applications for the secondment staff programme for the period of May 1st, 2015 to October 31st, 2015.
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East Asia Urban Data Competition
The World Bank calls for research proposals and data visualizations to explore and use the World Bank’s recently released dataset on urban spatial expansion in the East Asia and Pacific region.
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2nd International Conference on Local Governance 2015
The municipal Association of Bangladesh is organizing the Second International Conference on Local Governance 2015 from 27th-28st March, 2015 in Lavita Hall of Lake shore Hotel, Dhaka, Bangladesh. For more information contact Md. Ashek Mahmud at ashek.mahmud.rana@gmail.com .
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The new CityNet Assistant Secretary General
Mr Jaeryong Yoo was appointed to replace the former Assistant Secretary General, Mr Yeonsik Yoo, who has been assigned to a different division within Seoul Metropolitan Government. Please join the Secretariat to welcome our new Assistant Secretary General.
CityNet's new Director of Operations
The CityNet Secretariat waved goodbye to the previous Director of Operations, Mr Changhyun Lee who has been replaced by Mr Hyoung Jun Ahn who is also dispatched from Seoul Metropolitan Government.
Network News
Latest issue of Climate Action Report is out
The 8th Edition of Climate Action was launched at COP20 in Lima, Peru, that provides concrete steps to reduce carbon footprints through ongoing dialogues and dedicated actions.

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6th High Level Seminar on Environmentally Sustainable Cities
CityNet Deputy Secretary General Aisa Tobing will co-chair one of the sessions in the 6th High Level Seminar on Environmentally Sustainable Cities that will be held in Johor Baru, Malaysia from February 9th-10th. The discussion will focus on e-Governance and Public Participation.
Safe Cities Asia 2015 in Singapore
From May 12th to 14th, the Worldwide Business Research (WBR) is organizing the Safe Cities Asia 2015 conference in Singapore, where CityNet Secretary General Vijay Jagannathan will be speaking about Asian perspectives on the core elements of a smart, resilient city strategy.
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Cities of the Future Conference
The 5th International Water Association Cities of the Future Conference will be taking place in Sydney, Australia from February 9-11. This conference is a major opportunity to network and connect with global leaders in research, practice and policy, and strengthen our knowledge on all underlying principles of “Cities of The Future”.
Yokohama Project Office
CBARAD-I Project prepares for its final show on February 13-14 in Iloilo
CBARAD-I project is wrapping up its activities to be completed by the end of February and preparations are under way to commence CBARAD-II with more partners from Iloilo and from among CityNet members.
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Sri Lankan and Japanese students exchange their work for understanding environment better
The project is the first of its kind initiated by the CityNet Yokohama Project Office which makes school children understand more complex issues of climate change and environment through a practical activity.

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CityNet Yokohama Office invites CityNet members to the session during the UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction
The session titled “Strengthening Resilience through Local Governments and Stakeholder’s Partnerships in Asia Pacific” will be held on March 15 from 13:00 in Sendai. For further inquiry, please contact CYO.

CYO to organize the 19th Japan Forum on environment education in Yokohama
The Forum is being organized on February 7th, 2015 in Yokohama and will discuss the importance and impact of environmental education particularly for young children. The event will be held in JICA Yokohama building from 17:00. For inquiries, please contact CYO.
CYO can finally look out the window!
With increasing volume of work and additional number of staff as well as interns joining the office, a bigger and brighter office space has been provided by the City of Yokohama since January this year. The staff and interns at CYO heartily welcome you to the office anytime!

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