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UW 2011: Low-Carbon Smart Community: Exploring Adaptations through Japanese Innovative Technologies and Experiences on Energy/Resource Efficiency and Sustainable Urban Development

Begins:   Feb 02, 2011 10:30
Ends:   Feb 02, 2011 13:45

Wednesday, February 2, 2011
10:30am - 1:45pm

Japan’s CO2 emission per capita GDP is the lowest among the G7 countries. This session introduced several key practical efforts and guidelines in promoting low carbon smart community in developing countries, based on Japanese experiences in both governments and private sectors. Topics covered: national guidelines for low-carbon city development, techniques on building smart-community (technologies, systems and partnerships), private initiatives on smart-community, and Yokohama’s (largest incorporated city in Japan) concrete examples on smart community development. Application on smart-community approach to developing countries in Asia will also be explained.

Presentations are included below
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10:30-10:35Why is innovative approach important for smart community development? Hiro Suzuki (Session moderator, the WB)
10:35-11:05Low carbon city development guidance - Shuichi Kamata, MLIT
11:05-11:25Introduction of Japan - Tatsuya Shinkawa, NEDO
11:25-12:00Smart Grid and Smart Community Innovations - Toshiba's Technology and Experience – Shoji Takenaka, Toshiba Corporation
12:00-12:30Yokohama Smart City Project - Creating Low Carbon Urban Social Structure - Toru Hashimoto / Shuji Okazaki, City of Yokohama
12:30-12:40Welcome Hiro Suzuki (Session moderator)
12:40-13:10Yokohama’s experience on developing compact and eco-friendly city through citizen participation and public-private partnership for possible application to cities in developing countries - Toru Hashimoto and Shuji Okazaki, Yokohama City
13:10-13:40Model for environmental cooperation in Asia; Analysis of 3 factors to convert city to 5R society highlighting Yokohama and Kawasaki as a model case - Masazumi Ao and Noriko Kono, Yokohama City University
13:40-14:00Q& A and Discussions - Hiro Suzuki (the WB)


The objective of this learning event was to enhance understanding and explore possibilities on adapting innovative efforts and guidelines on energy/resource efficiency, low carbon emission and sustainable urban development to cities in developing countries.