Participatory conference on Yangon’s future: “Let’s draft a green Yangon!”

“Let’s draft a green Yangon !”, first participatory conference to be held in Yangon City Hall since decades, was organised by Green Lotus, Gaihahita and YCDC on Friday 30 January 2015.


More than 150 people attended speeches about several topics, among which Yangon’s mayor His Excellency U Hla Myint, and Yangon Heritage Trust chairman, Thant Myint U, followed by two panel discussions around city resilience to climate change and Yangon’s masterplanning.

The afternoon gathered the participants from ministries, civil society and foreign companies around maps of the Kyauktada township, where they launched discussions on waste management, energy, building and heritage, gender, transport … to spot issues and discuss solutions. Cartoonists divided on each workshop illustrated the debates and made the restitutions clear and enjoyable for the entire audience.

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Download the speakers’s presentation below:

Urban Resilience in Myanmar – Dr. Kyaw Thu, United Nations Human Settlement Programme

Resilience, Climate Adaptation and Cross-Sectoral Partnership-building in London – Juliette Daniels, Climate UK and London Climate Change

Citizens in changing cities – Bruno Rebelle, Transitions

The Economics of Low Carbon Cities : Exploring the Opportunities for and Limits of Green Growth – Sarah Colenbrander, University of Leeds, UK

Yangon’s master plan: What will Yangon look like in 2030? – Dr. Toe Aung, Yangon City Development Committee

Masterplanning in Paris Region: The Schéma Directeur de la région Ile-de-France – Jean-Marc Brûlé, Green Lotus NGO


Watch a reportage from MITV below: