Global Cooperation Institute for Sustainable Cities (GCI)
September 7th, 2016: IACSC General Assembly and Symposium at Universiti Sains Malaysia in Penang, Malaysia.
September 2016: GCI's Urban Planning Unit held a study tour receiving a lecturer and students from Khwopa Engineering College, Nepal
September 6th, 2015: IACSC General Assembly and Symposium at Yokohama City University
The symposium was held at the Yokohama Port Opening Memorial Hall and successfully presented the achievements of the Academic Consortium to more than 300 members of the audience that attended.
September 5th, 2014: IACSC General Assembly and Symposium at Vietnam National University
July 2014: Participated in ISAP 2014
September 4th, 2013: IACSC General Assembly and Symposium at the University of the Philippines
July 2013: Participated in ISAP 2013
September 3rd, 2012: IACSC Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand
June 2012: Organized the International Symposium on Urban Planning
Paying attention to the new trend of urban planning in Asian cities, the urban planning unit organized the international symposium in Yokohama. Various practices in Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and Japan were reported. The possibility of revitalizing urban centers based on their histories and cultures was also discussed.
September 2nd, 2011: Attended the 2nd IACSC Meeting in Penang, Malaysia
July 2011: Conclusion of MOU with IGES
June 20th-21st, 2011: Environment Workshop in Beijing, China
The Environment Unit hosted a workshop in Beijing in collaboration with the WB, Chinese Academy of Social Science and Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. The network between universities, institutions and the World Bank was reaffirmed.
April 2011: The GCI was established
February 2011: YCU team visited Penang, Malaysia
February 2011: Urban Week Presenation
October 21st, 2010: The Consortium signed MOU with WB
On the occasion of ECO2 Conference co-hosted by the World Bank and JICA, the conclusion of MoU between the World Bank and YCU was announced. Participants of the conference expressed an expectation of fruitful cooperation of the WB and YCU.
August 9th, 2010: The 1st General Assembly
Yokohama City University hosted the 1st General Assembly of the International Academic Consortium on its campus on. The structure of the Consortium and its road map as well as its charter were discussed. Universiti Sains Malaysia volunteered to host the 2011 general meeting. YCU was designated to the Secretariat.
August 8th, 2010: Academic Consortium Symposium
International Symposium of Academic Consortium was taken place in Pacifico Yokohama. YCU faculties as well as a student team also participated and made presentations in the symposium on "Towards Collaboration for Sustainable Cities."
July 2010: ECO2 workshop in Sri Lanka hosted by World Bank
YCU team participated in the meeting to understand and materialize the Eco2 program in activities of Academic Consortium as its main agenda. The team further participated in the meeting with related organization to build a network for further cooperation.
*ECO2(Ecological Cities as Economic Cities)
One of the projects of the World Bank. It aims to achieve sustainable cities with prosperous economy under consideration for ecology.
September 2009: CITYNET Session
Yokohama City University participated in the CITYNET 2009 in Yokohama. YCU organized a sub-session on the topic of “Cities and Universities - Towards collaboration for sustainable cities". Through a serious discussion, a committee was formed and the Academic Consortium was practically established.