Month: June 2015

11th APKASI International Trade and Investment Summit, Indonesia

THE Association of all Indonesia Regency Governments (APKASI), member of UCLG ASPAC, organized its 11th International Trade and Investment Summit from 13-15 May in Jakarta, Indonesia. UCLG ASPAC was invited to have an exhibition booth during the event. The event was attended by regencies, municipalities, provinces, as well as by ministers, national and international businesses …

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Smart Cities Toward Urban Safety Seminar and UCLG ASPAC Coordination Meeting in Jakarta

AS massive urbanization has brought challenges in the environment and urban planning management, possessing key knowledge to understand these problems has become the people’s need. To address this, a seminar on “Smart Cities toward Urban Safety” was initiated by UCLG ASPAC in Jakarta on 27 May 2015. With its mission to promote sustainable urban development, …

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Culture in Sustainable Cities: Learning with Culture 21

THE “Culture 21 Actions” toolkit providing guidance for cities aiming to evaluate, design and implement cultural policies contributing to sustainable development was adopted at the first UCLG’s Culture Summit, held in Bilbao, Spain on 18-20 March 2015 under the title “Culture and Sustainable Cities.” “Culture 21 Actions” builds on the work of the Agenda 21 …

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Integrated Resource Recovery Centre: the First Project on Solid Waste Management with UNESCAP

UCLG ASPAC and UNESCAP recently visited Jambi City and Malang Regency to follow up the result of the baseline survey on establishing the Integrated Resource Recovery Centre (IRRCs) and developing city-wide solid waste strategies that are pro-poor, low-carbon and financially viable of four potential locations in Indonesia. Based on the result, Jambi City and Malang …

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Porto Alegre Welcomes the Executive Bureau Members of UCLG

PORTO  Alegre hosted more than 200 representatives of local and regional governments from over 35 countries in the UCLG Executive Bureau meetings, which took place from 10-12 June 2015. The meetings focused on the Post-2015 development programme, the New Urban Agenda of Habitat III and the Financing for Sustainable Development as well as the new international …

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India 2nd Cities Summit

THE 2nd South Asian Cities Summit 2015, held in New Delhi on 22-23 May, was a high profile gathering of Ministers, Mayors, Commissioners, CEOs, senior local government officials from South Asian countries and cities, as well as various institutions working  in  the  area  of  Smart  and Sustainable  Cities  in  the sub-region. On the first day of …

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Road-show to Embassies ahead of ASEAN Mayors Forum in Makassar on September 2015

AN international event will take place in the provincial capital of Makassar in South Sulawesi next 9-11 September 2015: ASEAN Mayors Forum (AMF).  This event will be co-hosted by Makassar City Government and United Cities and Local Governments Asia-Pacific (UCLG ASPAC). To socialize this international event, a road-show to embassies of ASEAN nations in Jakarta …

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Newsletter Vol. 22 Edition October 2014 – April 2015

It is more than exciting to announce that we are back with our newsletter again, this time for the November 2014 April 2015 edition. It always very nice to get to see the innovative thinking of cities and local government in finding initiatives to outdo themselves and make their voices heard in the international stage.

Vice Mayor of Seoul City Government Met DKI Jakarta Governor

ON Friday 5 June 2015, came to Jakarta and paid a courtesy visit to DKI Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja “Ahok” Purnama in the Jakarta City Hall. Before meeting with Jakarta Governor Ahok, he briefly met UCLG ASPAC’s Secretary General in the City Hall. Speaking with Secretary General, Jong-seok Im expressed his compliments that UCLG ASPAC …

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