Transformative Innovation for International Development—Part One: Smart Cities
The Project on Prosperity and Development cordially invites you to:
Transformative Innovation for International Development
Part One: Smart Cities
Featuring Keynote Remarks by:
Researcher and Project Lead
MIT SENSEable City Lab
Followed by an Expert Presentation and Panel Discussion including:
Dr. Naohiro Kitano
JICA Research Institute
International Relations Lead
Uber Technologies Inc.
Vice President and General Manager
Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc.
Daniel F. Runde
William A Schreyer Chair in Global Analysis
Director, Project on Prosperity and Development, CSIS
This event will launch a new joint report on transformative innovation for international development by CSIS and the Japan International Cooperation Agency Research Institute (JICA-RI). The report examines the potential for specific approaches to lead to transformative innovation and high-yield economic growth in developing countries. One chapter of the report focuses on smart cities, coming from the viewpoint that managing urban growth will be one of the most critical challenges of the coming century. Smart city technologies can promote growth that is sustainable, energy efficient, and environmentally conscious. These technologies are an important tool for transforming urbanization from a challenge into a global social dividend, and the report considers the specific case of Jakarta – both how technologies there are providing for better services delivery and the capacity in local government needed to enable this.
Speakers will consider the potential for smart cities approaches to lead to economic growth and sustainable development in highly urbanizing contexts around the world.
This event is made possible by the JICA Research Institute’s generous support for and cooperation with the Project on Prosperity and Development.