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2018 KRIHS-ADB Workshop on Sustainable Urban Development Policy & Practice

  • 2018-09-04
  • GDPC

​2018 KRIHS-ADB Sustainable Urban Development Policy & Practice: Opening Ceremony


Date: September 3 (Mon) – 7 (Fri), 2018

Venue: Ruby Hall (22nd), The Plaza, Seoul

Theme: 2018 KRIHS-ADB Sustainable Urban Development Policy & Practice: Opening Ceremony



The Global Development Partnership Center (GDPC) at the Korean Research Institute for Human Settlements (KRIHS) held the opening ceremony for ‘2018 KRIHS-ADB Sustainable Urban Development Policy & Practice’ from September 3 (Mon) to 7 (Fri) at the Plaza in Seoul. The participants are 12 government officials from 6 Asian countries including Bangladesh, Cambodia, Georgia, Indonesia and Sri Lanka and 7 ADB staffs. This joint workshop is to share Korea knowledge and experience in the field of urban and territorial policy, urban disaster management, and smart cities and discuss how to apply them to each participant country.

In the opening ceremony, Jinkyu Chung, the Director of KRIHS highlighted the importance of urban management responding to rapid urbanization and mutual cooperation to share knowledge for sustainable development, which can be utilized for policy development and management. In addition, he encouraged participating countries and ADB to make following projects by sharing experiences and developing policy consultation under this program. The senior urban development specialist of ADB, Christian Walder introduced major projects in the ADB urban development sector and suggested active participation of each country.

This program includes lectures, discussions and relevant site-visits for sharing a variety of Korean experience and exploring future collaborations among Korea, Asian countries, and ADB. Also it is expected that this workshop would become a great opportunity to develop strong cooperative relationship and continuous cooperation with Asian countries and ADB.




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