KSA Pilot Project Summary: Knowledge Sharing on Urban Green Growth in Dynamic Asia


The KSA supported a series of knowledge sharing events on urban green growth in dynamic Asia, organised within the framework of a Knowledge Sharing Platform launched at the Paris Policy Forum on Urban Green Growth in Dynamic Asia in June 2014. The Platform aims to promote continuous policy dialogue and peer learning between the Asian case study cities of the project Urban Green Growth in Dynamic Asia, other Asian and OECD cities, national governments, subnational networks and development partners in the region, with the twin objective of improving the quality and impact of the OECD’s analysis on green growth in Asian cities.


Specifically, the Platform is comprised of:

  • The five case study Asian cities – i.e. Bangkok, Iskandar Malaysia, Bandung, Hai Phong, and Cebu;
  • Asian national governments such as the Indonesian Ministry of National Development Planning and the Vietnamese Ministry of Construction;
  • Key City Networks in Asia such as the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), the International Council for Local Environment Initiatives (ICLEI) and CITYNET (The Regional Network of Local Authorities for the Management of Human Settlements);
  • Development partners (GIZ, AFD, JICA, USAID, the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank, UNDP, UN-HABITAT, UNEP, IADB); and
  • Other international organisations with expertise on urban green growth (the Global Green Growth Institute, IGES, ISET, CDIA).


The first local knowledge sharing workshop was held in Bangkok in August 2014 on the theme of urban green growth and climate change resilience.This was followed by the Japan-OECD Forum on Urban Development and Green Growth in Tokyo on 14-16 October 2014 where participants discussed the role of effective use of knowledge sharing in facilitating action for urban green growth. The second local knowledge sharing workshop was held in Iskandar, Malaysia, on 5-6 November 2014 where the platform members discussed spatial development strategies for dealing with rapid urbanisation. The third local knowledge sharing workshop was held in Bandung, Indonesia, on 6-7 May 2015 around the topic of smart cities and green growth. The fourth local knowledge sharing workshop was organised in Hai Phong, Vietnam, on 25-27 June 2015, and focused on green growth in port cities. The fifth and the final local knowledge sharing workshop was held in Cebu, Philippines, on 9-10 December 2015 where stakeholders discussed green growth through the particular prism of land-use, water and metropolitan governance challenges. Organising a series of these peer learning events (including site visits) has facilitated the building of trust among participants and has allowed a more open exchange of ideas.


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