On September 11th, 2018, the 9th International Academic Consortium for Sustainable Cities (IACSC) International Symposium/General Assembly and, as an event related to it, the 2nd Climate Change International Workshop were held at University of the Philippines Manila. “Equity and Health in Urban Environments in the Era of Sustainable Development” being a theme, active discussions took place on how sustainable cities should be in each of the three units: Environment, Urban Planning, and Public Health.
The 10th IACSC International Symposium/General Assembly is planned to be held at Hasanuddin University in Indonesia next academic year, and it continues to be taken into education and research activities.
55 students studying “Environment”, “Urban Planning”, or “Public Health” at Yokohama City University participated in the IACSC student interaction activities. Through international student workshops and field works, they interacted with students abroad from University of the Philippines and other universities in the IACSC, mainly in Asia.
In “Urban Planning” unit, a student workshop had been held in Incheon National University in Korea before the IACSC International Symposium/General Assembly. Under the theme of “Place Making and City's Future: City Branding, Regional Identity, and Sustainable Future”, students studying urban planning at YCU participated and interacted with students from Korea and Thailand through active discussions.
Led by the faculty of “Public Health” unit, 19 nursing students participated the international field work in Iloilo city, and had an opportunity to understand the current situation on health problems and issues in the Philippines. They also hosted workshops and presentation sessions with students participating in SUDP and interacted with students from the IACSC member universities.
SUDP (Sustainable Urban Development Program) in 2018 was co-hosted by Yokohama City University and University of the Philippines. From Japan, students from University of Niigata Prefecture participated, and from abroad, students from University of the Philippines, Vietnam National University, and Universiti Sains Malaysia participated. In total, nearly 60 participants learned and discussed on environmental issues from the perspective of sustainable urban planning.