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30th KLRTC Workshop Contributes
to the Urban Regeneration Project

CityNet, UN-Habitat and the Kuala Lumpur Regional Training Centre continue their partnership in delivering the annual workshop staged by Kuala Lumpur City Hall. This year’s workshop that was successfully held from September 9-11 was specifically designed for urban practitioners and decision makers from rapidly growing contexts. 
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Announcements and Opportunities

Asia Pacific Urban Youth Assembly calls for applications
Are you a young person from Asia and the Pacific, between age 18-32, and passionate about urban issues? Apply by September 30th to join the Asia Pacific Urban Youth Assembly (APUFY) to share your expertise and experiences together with 150 young Indonesians. This youth event is held in conjunction with the upcoming UN-ESCAP Asia-Pacific Urban Forum (APUF-6) in Jakarta, Indonesia. 

CityNet gets ready for the Executive Committee Meeting and International Seminar
CityNet members and partners gear up for the 33rd Executive Committee Meeting and International Seminar in Sidoarjo, Indonesia that will be held from October 5-7, 2015. The Executive Committee Meeting is CityNet’s highest governing body to evaluate its activities throughout the year and map out the organization vision and strategy for the following year, which will be followed by two day International Seminar on the theme of Asian Perspectives on Sustainable Urbanisation. 

Network News

CityNet presents at the 5th Future Cities Forum in Beijing
Dr Vinay Lall from the Society for Development Studies represented CityNet to speak about the Sustainable Development Goals and its relevance to city planning, budgeting and programme management in Asian Cities during an interactive session at 5th Future Cities Forum in Beijing on September 14th, 2015.  

Investing in Asia’s Urban Future: Strengthening City-to-City Learning
Five CityNet member cities, namely Seoul, Tam Ky, Bangkok, Colombo and Da Nang participated in a workshop on “Investing in Asia’s Urban Future: Strengthening City-to-City Learning” organized by CDIA from 22-23 September in Guiyang City, PR China. This event gave participants the opportunity to see, learn, and share success stories in urban infrastructure project preparation.
CityNet and WCCD sign partnership agreement to promote city sustainability in Asia
CityNet and the World Council on City Data (WCCD) have signed a new partnership agreement, with the shared goal of helping cities in Asia become more sustainable, resilient, smart, prosperous and inclusive.   

Beijing Municipal Commission of Transport
Beijing Municipal Commission of Transport (BMCT) will visit the City of Yokohama on 28th October 2015 to learn and exchange experiences. The visit is the result of recommendation from CityNet Secretariat and is facilitated by the World Resources Institute China.  

CityVoices Autumn/Winter 2015 released
CityVoices Autumn/Winter issue 2015 that focuses on Asian Perspectives on Sustainable Urbanisation has been released. Some contributors include Sukabumi, Suwon, Seberang Perai, Colombo and National Institute of Urban Affairs.

UN-Habitat and UNESCAP to strengthen Asia and Pacific partnerships
Fifty multi-sector participants from 14 Asia-Pacific countries and development partners in the region recently converged at the United Nations Conference Center in Bangkok, Thailand for a Partners Workshop on strengthening partnerships for sustainable urban development in Asia and the Pacific region.    
EcoMobility World Festival 2015
The EcoMobility World Festival demonstrates urban mobility without dependency on the private automobile in a real city, by real people, in real time. Taking place in South Africa’s economic capital, the EcoMobility World Festival 2015 in Johannesburg shall demonstrate how an ecomobile business district looks like. Walking, cycling, and using buses and trains – for a cleaner air, healthier lifestyle and livable city.  
EcoMobility Dialogues 2015
A series of dialogue sessions is a key part of the EcoMobility World Festival 2015. They will bring together thought leaders, decision makers and implementers of innovative forms of sustainable urban mobility to shape the future of urban mobility. The EcoMobility Dialogues will be hosted by the City of Johannesburg and organized in partnership with ICLEI from 5 - 9 October 2015.  

Building Leaders in Urban Transport Planning (LUTP)
Korea Transport Institute and the World Bank jointly host the 4th LUTP from October 11th-17th to equip urban transport leaders. This workshop aims at developing leadership capabilities in urban mobility planning. It seeks to create awareness of what integrated mobility planning involves, what are its different components and how it needs to be undertaken.   

Future Cities Asia 2015
Worldwide Business Research (WBR) holds Future Cities Asia 2015 from October 20th-22nd in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. With an attendance of over 200 Mayors and Chief Experience Officers from city authorities, infrastructure and central government, Future Cities Asia 2015 looks set to continue to be one of Asia’s most in-depth and senior smart city gatherings. 

Transit Oriented Development Conference
The dramatic rise in urban population necessitates reshaping the real estate landscape across the globe through Transit-Oriented Development (TOD). What does it take to get your TOD right? Join the Transit Oriented Development Conference on November 25th-26th, 2015 in Singapore to unravel the best solutions in achieving a world class TOD.  
Buses means business
A number of cities benefit from the Bus Rapid Transit system as a sustainable transport solution, but challenges still remain. Read more how cities like Johannesburg and Brisbane deploy BRT implementation strategies on our latest blog.   

Yokohama Project Office

8th CITYNET Disaster Cluster Seminar
The 8th CITYNET Disaster Cluster Seminar was held in Yokohama from September 3-6, 2015, attended by member cities: Baguio, Dhaka North, Iloilo, Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Marikina, Muntinlupa, and San Fernando. Participants heard presentations on CITYNET initiatives such as CBARAD-II in Iloilo and the Technical Assessment Team to Nepal after the earthquake in April. 

CBARAD-II continues its momentum on training
Component 1 discussed the selection of the office and department heads under the proposed city DRRM Structure. There was also a Project Coordination Committee Meeting between the three chairpersons of the three components to discuss CBARAD-II’s progress. Component 3 members met to discuss the Dungon Creek Project.  

YCU hosts Academic Consortium for Sustainable Development
The 6th International Academic Consortium for Sustainable Cities (IACSC) Symposium was hosted by Yokohama City University (YCU) on September 11-12, 2015. On September 11, members of CITYNET Youth Japan (CYJ) presented on their domestic and international activities, including their fieldwork in the Philippines and Nepal.

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