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USASCP Support Enables Plastics Recycling Company Growth

Ms. Viengvilay Phimmasone, co-founder and director of Patihoub, stands with three employees and USASCP Program Manager Ms. Helen Santiago Fink, at the Patihoub factory. The walls enclosing the factory are made of Patihoub’s primary product, recycled plastic boards. USASCP Program Manager, Helen Santiago Fink, visited Patihoub, a plastics recycling company, in Luang Prabang, Lao PDR.…

USASCP Scopes Nature-Based Solution Pilot Site in Vientiane

The U.S. delegation and the Vientiane City Office for Management and Service had a working session to review the proposed pilot project. USASCP Program Manager, Helen Santiago Fink, joined staff and partners from the Water Smart Engagement (WiSE) program to survey and scope the proposed site for a nature-based trickling filter system in Vientiane, Lao…

USASCP Visit to 5RTECH and Da Nang Hi-Tech Park

The USASCP team met with representatives from the Da Nang Hi Tech Park and the Da Nang Hi Tech Park incubator program. Two members from the EAP/MLA Foreign Assistance team visited the Da Nang Hi Tech Park and 5RTECH, one of the six recipients of the 2022 Business Innovation Fund in Da Nang, Vietnam. The…

USASCP Support Enables Plastics Recycling Company Growth

Ms. Viengvilay Phimmasone, co-founder and director of Patihoub, stands with three employees and USASCP Program Manager Ms. Helen Santiago Fink, at the Patihoub factory. The walls enclosing the factory are made of Patihoub’s primary product, recycled plastic boards. USASCP Program Manager, Helen Santiago Fink, visited Patihoub, a plastics recycling company, in Luang Prabang, Lao PDR.…
June 2, 2024 – June 4, 2024

WCS 2024 Liveable and Sustainable Cities: Rejuvenate, Reinvent, Reimagine

The biennial World Cities Summit (WCS) is a global platform for government leaders and industry experts to address liveable and sustainable city challenges, share integrated urban solutions and forge new partnerships. Since 2008, WCS has seen the participation of over 250 cities from around the world, represented by leaders from government, business, international organisations and…
June 18, 2024 – June 22, 2024

Singapore International Water Week

Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956
At Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) 2024, we will bring together thought leaders, experts and practitioners to share best practices, co-create innovative water, flood management and coastal protection solutions, and foster new partnerships to tackle urban water and climate challenges.

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.

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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.