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Special Training Course on Sustainable Urbanization for Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA)
17 Jun 2013 - 28 Jun 2013Upon the request of the Strategy and Evaluation Development of Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), UNCRD conducted a special training course from 17 to 28 June in Nagoya, Japan. This course was specifically designed for the needs of BMA, taking into account the current condition in Bangkok. The training course was offered to 10 mid- and senior-level policy and planning analysts of Strategy and Evaluation Department of BMA, with all the cost born by the requesting entity.
Aichi and Gifu
Aichi and Gifu
ObjectivesThe main objective of the course was to provide participants with prerequisite knowledge and skills in formulating, implementing, evaluation, and monitoring an integrated set of urban development policies and measures required to build a green economy in the context of sustainable urban development.
Course ContentsIn consideration of the emerging issues and problems facing Bangkok, the Special Training Course on Sustainable Urbanization for BMA will examine integrated approaches to meet the challenge of the green economy and unprecedented urbanization. The curriculum comprised of essential elements for promoting sustainable urban development, including greening the urban economy, environmentally sustainable transport (EST), 3Rs, disaster risk reduction, local resource assessment and utilization for sustainable livelihood.
The BMA policy and planning analysts visited Nagoya City Government to learn and discuss with officials about the Basic Environment Plan as well as flood control measures of the city. The curriculum also included field study visits to Toyota City, which is developing a smart city together with the private sector, notably Toyota Motor Corporation; Gifu City for a collaborative approach between the community and the City Government for disaster risk reduction; and Gujo City for an example of community-led initiative for the improvement of living environment utilizing local resources; and a local retail company for its efforts with consumers and recycling manufacturers to create a recycling-oriented society.