The Special Edition of the APCS will be held completely online, focusing on urban development in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, such as serious urban problems caused by the pandemic and delays in achieving the SDGs. With this new online format of the Summit, we aim to expand the network of the APCS by encouraging the participation of a wider variety of stakeholders than ever before, including city leaders, international organizations, and private companies with expert knowledge.
While the format of this conference may be different from previous ones, it will be held as a Special Edition of the APCS considering the unprecedented circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Tuesday, 26 and Wednesday, 27 October 2021


The Potential of Cities in the Face of Crises


*The programme is tentative and there is a possibility that it may change.
*Time is indicated in Japan Standard Time (JST: UTC+9)


Theme of Parallel Session

Theme 1 New Trends in Urban Policy Development Responding to the New Normal

Theme 2 Innovation for Improving Citizens’ Living Condition to Leave No One Left Behind

Theme 3 Toward Achieving a Carbon Neutral Society

Theme 4 Sustainable Tourism in the New Era


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