What is SPP?

Recently unplanned development and rapid urban growth is a major issue in a number of countries which has highlighted the need for spatial/territorial planning. The Spatial Planning Platform (SPP) was established by the government of Japan and the UN Habitat in 2018 as a platform, enabling a variety of stakeholders to share experiences and knowledge relating to the formulation and implementation of improved spatial plans. This platform also aims to create a network of stakeholders and to support the formulation and implementation of more effective spatial plans.

Background and Objective

The SPP is a mechanism for realizing the basic principles of the New Urban Agenda (hereinafter referred to as NUA), through the promotion of national spatial planning which is an international collaborative initiative. The first meeting was held in 2018 with the participation of several governments, regions, and relevant organizations, and it has been held annually since then. In this 4th meeting, the academic community, local governments, and the private sectors will be invited to deepen the discussion in response to the new historical context, and to demonstrate Japan's global contribution in national land policy in general.

The main theme of the conference is “Towards achieving the SDGs and realising the NUA through the formation of smart regions and resilient society”, with focusing on “Creating sustainable urban life through smart regions” (Theme 1) and “Resilient Society through Disaster Risk Reduction” (Theme 2).

It will also serve as a preparatory meeting for a side event (or networking event) at WUF11 to be held in Katowice, Poland in June 2022.

Interpretation

English/Japanese interpretation will be available on the Zoom platform.

Note: The meeting will be recorded for the Secretariat's purposes only.

Registration

We invite you to register in advance for the meeting via the following link:

Registration is here

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email. Note that only registered participants will receive the access details (web link) to join the meeting.

Preliminary Agenda

Towards achieving the SDGs and realising the NUA through the formation of smart regions and resilient society

16:00 -

Opening session

Opening remarks

Mr. Ichiro Aoyagi
Director-General, National Spatial Planning and Regional Policy Bureau, MLIT, Japan
Ms. Maimunah Mohd Sharif
Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, UN-Habitat

Keynote speech

Mr. Atsushi Koresawa
Regional Representative, UN-Habitat Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

16:30 -

Main session

Theme 1Creating sustainable urban life through smart regions

This session will present the role that smart regions can play in achieving the SDGs and to realize NUA in the post-Corona era by couple of speakers who give talks related to smart regions, and will also introduce advanced examples and case studies.
The moderator of the theme 1 will ask questions to deepen the discussion and explore developments leading to WUF11.
In the last of the session, shott movies about Japanese technologies to solve urban challenges in other countries will be presented as tools to achieve the SDGs.

Presentation and discussion

< Moderator >

Dr. Fumihiko Seta
Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering, University of Tokyo

< Panelists >

Mr. Ryoichiro Orii
Executive Director of Development Cooperation Department, International Affairs Bureau, City of Yokohama
Co-creating Smart City ~Yokohama Partnership of Resources and Technologies (Y-PORT Project)~
Mr. Yoji Kawamura
Senior Consultant, RECS International. Inc
Application of Alternative socio-economy model and appropriate technologies in National Comprehensive Development Plan in Mongolia
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Lutz Gaspers
Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences
Smart2Charge: Smart grid enabled BEV charging infrastructure for rural areas

Introduction of “Smart City related advanced technologies”

Theme 2Resilient Society through Disaster Risk Reduction

Lectures on Resilient Society through Disaster Risk Reduction towards the realization of the NUA, especially in line with the targets of SDG Goal 11: “Create a city where people can continue to live” and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, will be given by three speakers. In addition, this second session will present the role of spatial planning with advanced examples and case studies.
The moderator of the theme 2 will ask questions to deepen the discussion and explore developments leading to WUF11.
In the last of the session, shott movies about Japanese technologies to solve urban challenges in other countries will be presented as tools to achieve the SDGs.

Presentation and discussion

< Moderator >

Mr. Masaaki Nakagawa
Executive Director, Asian Disaster Reduction Center

< Panelists >

Dr. Satoru Nishikawa
Professor, Disaster Mitigation Research Center, Nagoya University
Identification of Risks to enable Preventive Investment - the Japanese Experience -
Mr. Ryouichi Hashiura
Senior Director, Disaster-Resilient and Environmentally-Friendly City Promotion Office, City of Sendai
Bosai & Beyond: Building Disaster Resilient Cities
Mr. Ferdinand Alamo Tamulto
Chief, Policy Development and Planning Section Office of Civil Defense - CAR, Department of National Defense of the Philippines
Post-Disaster Land Use and Spatial Development Challenges: The Case of Itogon, Benguet in Northern Philippines

Introduction of “Advanced Technologies for Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilient Society”

18:50 -

Closing Sessions

General overview

Dr. Fumihiko Seta
Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering, University of Tokyo
Mr. Masaaki Nakagawa
Executive Director, Asian Disaster Reduction Center

Closing remarks

Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism

19:05 -

Interaction Salons

The “Interaction Salon” from 19:05 to 19:30 will be an opportunity for anyone who has questions about Sessions, etc., or who would like to participate in a peer-to-peer exchange, to freely exchange opinions.