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…

Green Buildings Innovation Program

The Green Buildings Innovation Program is open for nominations. This program aims to advance smart, sustainable city collaboration and to discuss green building standards, industry practices, and innovation in ASEAN. Nomination forms can be found here: https://go.gov.sg/gbp2022

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…

U.S.-ASEAN Smart Cities Partnership Grantee Concludes Successful Hospital Digitization Project

The $98,750 grant from EAP/MLA enabled local NGO First Womentech Asia to launch hospital management software in 20 private hospitals and clinics in Cambodia’s three Smart Cities (Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, and Battambang).  The program trained over 800 health professionals and digitized more than 100,000 health records.  The Ambassador and Health Ministry Secretary of State…

Cybersecurity Networking Event in Ho Chi Minh City

On March 24th, 2022, under the U.S.-ASEAN Smart Cities Partnership, the U.S. Commercial Service in Vietnam organized a cybersecurity networking event. 11 U.S. suppliers of cybersecurity hardware, software, and services participated in the event. Participants included privates sector representatives from Dell, Ernst & Young, KPMG, and others. Approximately 15 representatives from local government organizations and…