From 4-11 March, 20 students from 18 universities in the Asia-Pacific region spent one week in Japan to take part the Young Researchers’ School (YRS), under this year’s theme of ‘Sustainable Urban Development for the World’s Megacities’.
Held in Kanagawa, Japan, not far from the world’s largest megacity of Tokyo, the YRS provided graduate students with the opportunity to engage with issues related to sustainable urban development in the context of planning and policy making within megacities. As the world becomes more urbanised, cities –in particular megacities– have a key role to play in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The programme consisted of a series of lectures, delivered by both local and international experts in the field on a range of topics including urban transportation systems, waste management, urban water security, urban climate change mitigation and adaptation, urban disaster risk reduction and urban metabolism.
YRS is an annual event organized by the ProSPER.Net initiative of the UNU-IAS Education for Sustainable Development programme.
For more details about the 2018 YRS, please click here.