Global Carbon Project Tsukuba International Office

Workshop report

Workshop on contributions of smart city projects to climate resilience
Date: December 16-18 2020

Dr. Ayyoob Sharifi, Hiroshima University

The Workshop on Contributions of Smart City Projects to Climate Resilience was organized online on December 16-18, 2020. This was a collaborative effort between Hiroshima University (Network for Education and Research on Peace and Sustainability), Global Carbon Project-Tsukuba International Office, Future Earth, and the Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN). The first day was allocated to presentations by authors who have submitted their works to be considered for publication in a special issue of Environment and Planning B on titled: Smart Cities and Climate-Resilient Urban Planning. Speakers presented their analytical works on how smart city projects across building and transportation sectors can contribute to resilience. The remaining days were allocated to discussing various issues related to actual and/or potential contributions of smart cities to resilience. Collaborators from different countries including India, Japan, Malaysia, South Korea, Taiwan, the United States reported insights from case studies. In addition, discussions were made on the structure and contents of a pilot toolkit that can evaluate resilience of smart cities. Outputs of the workshop will be published as a special issue in Environment and Planning B and also an edited book volume that will be published by Springer. In addition, a global database of smart city project is set to be prepared as the collaborations will continue.