The 9th Asian-Pacific City Summit

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Duration of the Conference

  • September 30-October 1, 2010

Host City

  • Vladivostok, Russia

Main Theme

  • Sustainable development of Asia Pacific cities: New urban policies under the global economic crisis

Subsession Themes

  • 1. Strategic approach for economic growth
    • economic revitalization through cross-border exchanges
    • economic revitalization by city promotion
    • development of new industries, etc.
  • 2. New city development strategies
    • urban planning, urban development
    • formation of urban landscape
    • environmental conservation and sustainable city
    • creation of city attractions through cultural and artistic activities, etc.

Keynote Speeches

    • Prof. Tagir Khuziyatov
    • Head, Department of World Economy
    • Fellow, APEC Study Center, Far Eastern National University, Vladivostok, Russia
    • Senior Fellow, Center for International Maritime Research, Nevelskoy Marine State University, Vladivostok, Russia


Thursday, September 30, 2010Morning
    • Opening Ceremony
    • Keynote Speeches
    • Sub-Session1
    • Sub-Session2
    • Concluding Speech
    • Adoption of Joint Declaration
    • Joint Press Release
    • Closing Ceremony
    • Reception
Friday, October 1, 2010Morning
    • City Tour
    • City Tour
    • Dinner


    Hyundai Hotel, Vladivostok Russia


  • 13 Cities from 6 Countries and Regions

Representative of Participating Cities

  • Bangkok / Chairman of Advisers to Governor of Bangkok   / Vallop Suwandee
  • Busan / Secretary General, Busan Foundation for International Activitiees / Kim Dong-wook  
  • Dalian / Deputy Mayor / Cao Aihua
  • Gwangyang / Mayor / Sung-Woong Lee
  • Hong Kong / District Planning Officer of Planning Department / YUE Chi Kin, Eric
  • Ipoh / Senior Engineer of Infrastructure / Zuraina Binti Kamarul Ariff
  • Kagoshima / Mayor /  Hiroyuki Mori
  • Kitakyushu / Executive Director, International Affairs Dept. / Yoshihiro Takahara
  • Kumamoto / Senior Director, Planning and Information Department / Jun Sakamoto
  • Miyazaki / Mayor / Tadashi Tojiki
  • Pohang / Deputy Mayor / Yun Jung Yong
  • Fukuoka / Deputy Mayor / Hiroyuki Takada
  • Vladivostok / Mayor / Igor Pushkaryov

Language Used

  • 5 Languages (English, Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Russian)

Joint Declaration : Vladivostok Declaration

Representatives of 13 cities from six countries, including our new member city, Gwangyang City, South Korea, gathered in Vladivostok City to attend the 9th Asian-Pacific City Summit on September 30, 2010.

We are currently in an era of intercity competition. With the rapid expansion of globalization, people, goods, funds, and information are swiftly travelling around the globe, and it has come to note that one of the goals of urban policy is to become a city where the four aforementioned matters congregate.

Simultaneously, it is also currently an era of intercity partnerships and cooperation. In order to maintain and enhance city vitality while adapting to the rapidly evolving social environments, cities are required to collect and analyze information on international current affairs, and to approach these issues with a combination of knowledge and experiences from different perspectives. One of such effective measures is intercity partnerships and cooperation.

The main topic of this Asian-Pacific City Summit was Sustainable Development of Asian Pacific Cities: New Urban Policies under the Global Economic Crisis, whereas the sub-sessions focused on Efforts for Economic Development and New Urban Development. We acquired information on one another’s city policies, and deliberated on the possibility of intercity partnerships and cooperation.

As a result, we confirmed that for sustainable development of the Asian-Pacific region, demonstration of leadership by the member cities in guiding these regions forward, as well as intimate and practical intercity partnerships and cooperation are indispensable hereafter for cities in the Asian-Pacific region.

For further collaborative development of our cities in the Asian-Pacific region, we hereby declare the following items as the Vladivostok Declaration:

  • 1. In order to create a new vitality for the Asian-Pacific region, we will enhance sustainable and intimate intercity partnerships and cooperation beyond our current circumstances, by creating more opportunities for sharing of knowledge and experiences, and developing various implementations for and establishing a framework for this mutual learning.
  • 2. We are determined to elevate the international status of the Asian-Pacific region in order to raise the competitiveness of our cities. We will work together to actively promote our potential and possibility to the rest of the world.
  • 3. We will hold the 9th Working Level Conference in Kagoshima City, Japan, in 2011, and the 10th Asian-Pacific City Summit in Pohang City, South Korea, in 2012.
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  • The 9th Asian-Pacific City Summit Agenda

    Item 1: Admission of Gwangyang City, South Korea to APCS.

    Item 2: Kagoshima City, Japan, as the host city of the 9th Working-Level Conference in 2011.

    Item 3: Pohang City, South Korea, as the host city of the 10th Mayors' Summit in 2012.

    Item 4: Host city for the 11th Mayors' Summit in 2013. Kumamoto City has already expressed its candidacy as the host city; however, applications from other cities will be received until December 2010, and the host city will be decided by March 2011 through deliberation in writing.