The UrbanShift Asia Forum took place in New Delhi from September 25-28, 2023, bringing together approximately 250 participants from cities in India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Jordan and China. At the forum, senior political and technical representatives from UrbanShift cities meet with international organizations, financial institutions, businesses and NGOs to exchange knowledge on regional urban challenges and replicable solutions. Participants also explore innovative ways of financing their climate projects and present ideas to a curated audience of investors.
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As UrbanShift's flagship event in Asia, the key objective of this forum was to provide training and capacity-building to regional cities on various facets of integrated and sustainable urban development. City representatives presented their current plans and initiatives to their peers for feedback and collaboration and engaged in in-depth discussions with sector experts.
The Asia Forum consisted of:
- High-Level Opening Plenary
- City-Business Hub: Engagement with businesses around key urban sectors and introduction to cutting-edge solutions, products, and services.
- High-Level Investment Roundtable: Exposure to innovative finance solutions.
- Peer Exchange/Study Tour: A half-day field visit to the New Delhi Municipal Council's Smart City Integrated Command and Control Centre to see how the city uses real-time data to deliver important services.
- City Academy: Two-day deep-dive trainings on essential topics related to integrated urban planning: accessing climate finance and accommodating urban growth
- High-level Closing Session
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