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Therefore, Cities would like to highlight the uniqueness of the Asia Pacific area. The conference theme will be discussed (but not limited) under the following streams/tracks:

  1. The inherited city: urban heritage landscape: the conflict between the preservation of the character of existing historic town and change;
  2. Urban renewal and regeneration: seeking effective urban regeneration strategies to respond to contemporary quality-of-life issues;
  3. Sustainable tourism: creative initiatives in the upgrading of public spaces in and around informal and heritage neighbourhoods in cities bring new avenues for sustainable tourism;
  4. Novel and smart approaches to enhancing urban infrastructure: implementation, as well as investment in and retrofitting of infrastructure to keep up with the demands of the contemporary city.; energy and 4.0 issues??
  5. Environmental sustainability and adaptations to climate change: urban-rural integration to provide nature-based solutions, eco-based services and food production. Most cities in the Asia-Pacific region already has urban agriculture as an ingrained component of local cultural practices. Micro, low-tech, and nature-based approaches are becoming increasingly important due to lower costs in leveraging ecosystem services to protect cities against resource depletion and extreme weather. Several disaster events across Asia-Pacific illustrate the need for cities in the Asia-Pacific region to build resilience in the face of natural disasters, social upheavals, and economic downturns.




Department of Urban and Regional Planning (DURP)