The 3rd Spatial Planning Platform (SPP)Online Meeting

3 February 202115:00-18:30 (JST) Zoom Meeting

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

Rapid and unplanned urbanization is a issue in a number of countries which has highlighted the increasing need for spatial/territorial planning to achieve more balanced territorial development between different regions and between urban and rural areas as well as to enable sustainable urban development in rapidly growing cities and regions. To meet growing demands and enhance knowledge and experience sharing among countries and cities, the Spatial Planning Platform (SPP) was established jointly by the Government of Japan and UN-Habitat in 2018 to serve as a platform enabling a broad range of governments and stakeholders to share experiences, best practices and knowledge related to the spatial planning and its implementation. The platform also aims to enhance networking of stakeholders and peer to per learning process. Since its inception, the SPP members have met annually, the first in Fukuoka, Japan in July 2018 and Abu Dhabi in UAE in February 2020.

The 3rd SPP meeting will be held on 3 February via Zoom and will address issues related to “Spatial Planning and COVID-19 Crisis”, “The Roles of Spatial Planning in solving current crisis” and “Spatial Planning and Businesses”. It is aimed to enhance sharing of experiences and good practices in dealing with multiple challenges in the aftermath of COVID-19 socio-economic crisis and guiding Build Back Better and Greener through spatial planning tools and interventions at various territorial levels. Participants will have a chance to deep dive in those issues through discussions among countries and cities, UN, World Bank, donor agencies and the private sector.

Interpretation

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

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

Preliminary Agenda

15:00~15:10
Opening remarks
  • Mr. Jun Nakahara
    Director-General, National Spatial Planning and Regional Policy Bureau, MLIT, Japan
  • Ms. Maimunah Mohd Sharif
    Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, UN Habitat
15:10~16:10

Session 1: Spatial planning and the COVID-19 crisis

COVID-19 and the accompanying health response measures, such as lockdowns and social-distancing have impacted people's mobility, economic development, social services and spatial policies. As the effects of the crisis differ across countries and regions, depending on their key industries, population density and poverty levels, long-term policymaking in response to regional impacts is a prerequisite. This session aims to discuss how spatial and regional policy will change following COVID-19 and to establish the role of spatial plans to ensure that “nobody is left behind” in society and within communities.

<Key Questions>
  • What are the main impacts of the COVID-19 crisis in your country? Who have been affected primarily? Do you expect the impact to differ between cities and rural areas in your country?
  • How will your country mitigate the impact of COVID-19? Have you developed recovery strategies?
  • What spatial policy changes do you expect following the COVID-19 crisis?
  • What do you think the role of spatial plans will be after the crisis?
<Moderator>
<Panelists (TBD)>
16:10~17:10

Session 2: The role of spatial planning in solving current issues

Spatial and regional plans are crucial for the use, development and conservation of national land. Across SPP countries, a variety of national and regional plans have been formulated and implemented, depending on their natural and socio-economic conditions. Yet, climate change, rapid population growth, urban concentration and the COVID-19 crisis have dramatically changed the basic conditions required to formulate spatial plans. Therefore, it is important for SPP countries and international organizations to share the progression of spatial plans and the challenges they face.

<Key Questions>
  • What are the main spatial/regional challenges (urbanization, planning, housing, environment, etc.) that you face in your country and what possible solutions can be applied?
  • What spatial/regional plans have you developed in your country?
  • What challenges do you face in formulating and implementing spatial plans?
<Moderator>
  • Ms. Arisa Osawa
    Director for National Spatial Planning and Coordination, MLIT, Japan
<Panelists (TBD)>
17:10~17:20
Closing Session
  • Ms. Lydia Ogden and Ms. Marion Reinosa
    Interns, UN-Habitat
  • Mr. Yasuo Tanabe
    Deputy Director-General, National Spatial Planning and Regional Policy Bureau
17:20~17:30
Break
17:30~18:30

Session 3: Spatial planning and business

Based on the discussion in Sessions 1 and 2, presentations and proposals will be made by Japanese infrastructure companies to demonstrate how they can contribute to solving spatial/regional issues with the use of their technologies and financial strategies. Participants will also have the opportunity to join one-to-one business consultations with companies, using Zoom breakout room.

<Key Questions>
  • How can “Quality Infrastructure” assist in overcoming the spatial/regional challenges that SPP countries face?
  • What is required to ensure that the formulation and implementation of spatial plans is more effective?
<Quality infrastructure Companies to participate in the breakout room>
Challenge Co.,Ltd
more info
  • Business Industry

    Manufacturing

  • Representative technology / products

    EQ guard

  • Technology / Products content

    EQguard has a sensor inside. When earthquake occurs,it detects the initial small vibration and issue alarm immediately before big shaking starts. So,people can evacuate sfely. It can be used as a shutdown system at elevators,chamical plants,trains etc.EQgurad can work as a satnd alone and also construct a regional alarm system by making network.

  • Country / city name to promote the products

    Egypt-Cairo, Ghana-Accra, Morocco-Labato, Vietnam-Danan, Philippines-Davao, Indonesia-Aceh, Yogyakarta, Padang, Bali

GIKEN LTD.
more info
  • Business Industry

    Manufacturing

  • Representative technology / products

    Silent Piler

  • Technology / Products content

    Piling machine that installs piles without making noise nor vibration by pressing piles with static force. Moreover, the machine runs on installed piles so that temporary platforms are no longer needed. Therefore, space-saving work can be executed and the work can be completed in the shortest possible period of time.

  • Country / city name to promote the products

    All of countries and regions in Asia and Africa

FUMIN Co., Ltd.
more info
  • Business Industry

    Manufacturing

  • Representative technology / products

    FUMIN coating

  • Technology / Products content

    The FUMIN coating is a patented technology that forms an even clear film of conductive metal oxide on a glass surface by a spray gun. This film absorbs and shuts off infrared ray and UV ray.
    In hot summer, it prevents the room temperature from rising because it absorbs and shuts off infrared ray (solar heat) from outside.
    In the case at Japanese national museum, the electricity cost for AC was reduced and it was able to recoup the application cost only in 3 and a half years.

  • Country / city name to promote the products

    Tropical countries and cities

SAKAI HEAVY INDUSTRIES,LTD.
more info
  • Business Industry

    Manufacturing

  • Representative technology / products

    Road stabilizer

  • Technology / Products content

    Utilize road stabilizers to transfer road maintenance technology to foreign road managers and builders to improve road networks.

  • Country / city name to promote the products

    All Asian and African countries

Tokyo Rope International Inc.
more info
  • Business Industry

    Manufacturing

  • Representative technology / products

    Wire rope and Wire business

  • Technology / Products content

    Tokyo Rope is the leading company in the wire rope industry (wire rope and wire business). Taking advantage of these state of the art cable technologies, Tokyo Rope has been enjoying its reputation for many varieties of cable related business fields, especially cable systems for long span bridges and rock fall prevention/snow damage prevention products.

  • Country / city name to promote the products

    Vietnam, Indonesia, Taiwan, Korea, Pakistan, Nepal, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mauritius, Saudi Arabia

TOYO KENSETSU KOHKI CO., LTD.
more info
  • Business Industry

    Manufacturing

  • Representative technology / products

    Labor-saving machinery,Rebar fabrication

  • Technology / Products content

    Rebar fabrication is essential for reinforced concrete structure for building and civil engineering. TOYO's rebar processing machine has the experience of more than 70 years and holds more than 80% of Japanese market share. Our labor-saving machinery and the know-how of factory rebar fabrication will solve the problems of shortage of workers and lack of construction site workspaces which arise from rapid economic growth and construction rush.

  • Country / city name to promote the products

    All Asian and African countries

①Atomix Co., Ltd.
②Mitsui Bussan Chemicals Co., Ltd.
more info
  • Business Industry

    Manufacturing

  • Representative technology / products

    Road Marking Paint/RMP

  • Technology / Products content

    We would like to introduce Japanese Road Marking Paint/RMP which can keep the white color for over 6months. We also modify the RMP for your country condition.

  • Country / city name to promote the products

    All participating countries

Nihon Suido Consultants Co., Ltd.
more info
  • Business Industry

    consulting

  • Representative technology / products

    Real-time Flood Forecasting System

  • Technology / Products content

    The Real-time Flood Forecasting System for Storm Water Management is one of the innovative Smart technology which can lead to the effective storm water management in urban area. The system enables a weather and flood forecasting in a real-time through the weather radar, the IoT based water level monitoring and the data-driven flood analysis. The system can inform and announce a flood risk in advance to related authorities and then lead to an effective and prompt implementation for flood prevention.

  • Country / city name to promote the products

    ASEAN countries (e.g. Indonesia, Cambodia, Myanmar, Malaysia, Thailand), Africa

Index Consulting, Inc.
more info
  • Business Industry

    consulting

  • Representative technology / products

    project management in the construction industry

  • Technology / Products content

    As a pioneer of project management in the construction industry in Japan, we are promoting projects in various areas including renewable energy, social infrastructure, medical welfare and education. We also work closely with our clients in different phases, from strategic planning at an early phase to optimization of facility management at an O&M phase.
    Our projects include Japan's first toll road concession, establishment of the community-based integrated care system etc.

  • Country / city name to promote the products

    All ASEAN and African countries (we have on-going projects in Vietnam, Philippines and Ghana)

Asia Air Survey Co., Ltd.
more info
  • Business Industry

    Survey

  • Representative technology / products

    Laser survey, Land use maps etc

  • Technology / Products content

    ・Laser survey
    ・Land use maps
    ・3D City Model
    ・Integrated GIS for DX of administrative work
    ・Evaluation of disaster risk

  • Country / city name to promote the products

    Myanmar, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Nepal, Philippines, Senegal, Vietnam

ITOCHU Corporation
more info
  • Business Industry

    trading

  • Representative technology / products

    「Winch」Mini-Grid Systems
    「Denba」electrical field creating equipment

  • Technology / Products content

    「Winch」
    Mini-Grid Systems, pre-fabricated in specialized facility, are durable and enable to provide reasonable clean energy to the Off-Grid community, together with supplemental service, like WiFi, Cold Storage and etc., as well as financial solution
    「Denba」
    DENBA is an equipment that creates “electrical field”. It is use for mainly keeping foods' freshness by resonating and activating water molecule in the foods.

  • Country / city name to promote the products

    All countries and regions with non-electrified areas in Africa
    Countries interested in the development of cold chains and infrastructure

Fujita Corporation
more info
  • Business Industry

    Construction

  • Representative technology / products

    Experiences and technologies for High Quality infrastructure

  • Technology / Products content

    Experiences and technologies for High Quality infrastructure

  • Country / city name to promote the products

    Africa area, Kenya, East Asia, Bangladesh, Myanmer

Internet Initiative Japan Inc.
more info
  • Business Industry

    Information Technology

  • Representative technology / products

    Eco Modular Data Center, Cloud Services, Disaster Information Casting System

  • Technology / Products content

    ICT Infrastructure, such as Eco Modular Data Center, Cloud Services, and Disaster Information Casting System

  • Country / city name to promote the products

    ASEAN members, other Asian Countries such as Nepal, Middle East and Africa

Kyosan Electric Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
more info
  • Business Industry

    Manufacturing

  • Representative technology / products

    Smart signaling system

  • Technology / Products content

    Our Smart signaling system is able to minimize the delay time on the real time basis by communicating with adjacent signaling controllers and vehicle detectors even without central control. The system was successfully implemented not only in Japan, but also in Russia, India, China and other countries in the world.

  • Country / city name to promote the products

    All Asian and African countries

Hitachi Zosen Corporation
more info
  • Business Industry

    Manufacturing

  • Representative technology / products

    Waste to Energy (WtE) system

  • Technology / Products content

    Waste to Energy (WtE) is a system that treats waste hygienically & compactly and generate electricity as a by-product. In recent years, attention has been increasing as a sustainable waste treatment method for urbanization.

  • Country / city name to promote the products

    Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Mongolia, Mauritius, Fiji

Nippon Koei Co., Ltd.
more info
  • Business Industry

    consulting

  • Representative technology / products

    consulting services for resilient urban development and financing

  • Technology / Products content

    Nippon Koei, associating with Surbana Jurong, offers consulting services for resilient urban development and financing including climate change adaptation: analysis of climate change, risk assessment, formulation of resiliency plan, formulation of public-private partnership scheme for project implementation, etc.

  • Country / city name to promote the products

    Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka

Nishi Nippon Railroad Co., Ltd.
more info
  • Business Industry

    Transportation industry

  • Representative technology / products

    Contribution to regional development through leveraging synergy

  • Technology / Products content

    Role of a private railroad company in Japan: Contribution to regional development through leveraging synergy between public transport network and urban development projects

  • Country / city name to promote the products

    Cities under heavy pressure of urbanization

METAWATER Co., Ltd.
more info
  • Business Industry

    Manufacturing

  • Representative technology / products

    Mobile water purification system using ceramic membrane loaded onto a truck

  • Technology / Products content

    Mobile water purification system using ceramic membrane loaded onto a truck. It enables filtration of high turbidity raw water available in the event of disaster. No chemical to prevent deterioration in quality is required while storing ceramic membranes in a long period of time. Operation has no problem at places where there is no power source available, because a generator stands by in a truck.

Japan International Cooperation Agency
more info
  • Business Industry

    Government agency

  • Technology / Products content

    JICA is willing to support on sptial planning and its implementation with our technical and financial cooperation scheme.

  • Country / city name to promote the products

    Limited to developing counties
    URL (https://www.jica.go.jp/english/countries/)

World Bank
more info
  • Business Industry

    Financial industry

  • Technology / Products content

    The World Bank Group works in every major area of development. We provide a wide array of financial products and technical assistance, and we help countries share and apply innovative knowledge and solutions to the challenges they face.

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