Promoting sustainable, resilient, and inclusive solutions to advance urban quality of life in Southeast Asian Nations.

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Cities Summit of the Americas

April 26-28, 2023 – Denver, Colorado: The Cities Summit will promote regional cooperation, convening subnational leaders from across the entire Western Hemisphere with diverse and inclusive representatives of government, civil society, business, academia, youth, culture and the arts, and indigenous and underrepresented groups. City and community leaders will meet throughout the week of April 24,…

Green Buildings Innovation Program – University Partnership

New!  USASCP is funding the University of North Carolina – Charlotte (UNCC) to partner with ASEAN universities in Vietnam, Thailand, and Indonesia to train a new generation of architects, urban planners, engineers and construction managers on best practices and technological innovations in the building sector.  The Green Buildings Innovation program will help reduce greenhouse gasses;…

Interview with Mayor Pomanto of Makassar, Indonesia

The Mayor of Makassar, Indonesia, Mohammad Ramdhan Pomanto (also known as Danny Pomanto) and his team, visited Washington D.C. on July 24th, 2022. The U.S. National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of State’s U.S.-ASEAN Smart Cities Partnership jointly support pilot activities integrating new technologies, research, and industry to bring research and innovation to life…

World Cities Summit – Singapore July 31- August 3

As Southeast Asian cities continue to encounter challenges associated with rapid urbanization, climate change, and economic challenges, increasing opportunities to become smarter, more sustainable cities, rely on working in partnership with local and national governments, multi-sector stakeholders, international partners and the private sector.    On July 31, 2022, at the Singapore World Cities Summit, the U.S.-ASEAN…

USASCP – Earth Day 2022

The Earth Day 2022 theme is “invest in our planet”. Our implementing partners are working hard behind the scenes year-round on projects that invest in our planet through sustainable building, efficient transportation, investment in a circular economy, among many other efforts. We’d like to take some time to highlight the ongoing projects that a few…

Singapore Shoe Waste Recycling Ecosystem

Leading materials science company Dow and national sports agency Sport Singapore partner to establish a permanent waste collection ecosystem to support a circular economy in Singapore. Through this initiative, used shoes are collected to create sports infrastructure including jogging tracks, fitness corners, and playgrounds. The rubber soles of the shoes are ground into rubber granules…

The U.S.-ASEAN Smart Cities Partnership seeks to meet the varied challenges of rapid urbanization and help improve the lives of people in the region through collaboration.

The U.S.-ASEAN Smart Cities Partnership (USASCP) is a collaboration between the U.S. public and private sectors with the 26 pilot cities of the ASEAN Smart Cities Network (ASCN). Programs and activities are developed to promote engagement in smart sustainable city solutions and to advance the digital and circular economies in ASEAN cities, share best practices between U.S. cities and their ASEAN counterparts, and strengthen regional cybersecurity at the sub-national level.

Recent Program
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Integrated Urban Services

Systems integration project to educate stakeholders on circular economy approaches to enhance resource recovery and reuse and on opportunities to develop integrated models of basic urban services and food provision.