The U.S.-ASEAN Smart Cities Partnership (USASCP) is working with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and our embassies in the region to increase resiliency of local health care infrastructure as part of the U.S.-ASEAN Health Futures initiative. An initial grant will go to Cambodia for medical records digitization in three ASCN cities.
This project will address the transportation priorities of participating ASEAN smart cities by identifying compelling solutions to urban transportation challenges being implemented by U.S. cities and using their techniques, experiences, and lessons learned to guide ASEAN partners towards implementing similarly effectively solutions within their own cities.
Translating Cutting Edge Research Projects to ASEAN Smart Cities. This program supports research that integrates social and technical dimensions, through support for scientists and engineers across a range of disciplines, in order to ensure their innovations shape cities and communities in the most productive and effective means possible.
A webinar dialogue on Realizing Smart Cities was jointly hosted by the ASEAN Smart Cities Network and Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA). Dr. Venkatachalam Anbumozhi, Senior Economist and the Principle Investigator of the ERIA study on Realizing Smart Cities, explained the drivers of Smart Cities, and provided an update on the research findings to date and ways to launch smart cities in ASEAN and beyond.
The rapid transition of Indonesia from a rural to an urban economy has served as one of the benchmarks for the tremendous growth potential of the country, while at the same time emphasizing the many challenges it needs to face. Read Full Article From The Jakarta Post
Currently one third of ASEAN’s population live in medium-sized cities (home to between 200,000 and 2 million people) but they contribute about two thirds of its gross domestic product. By 2025, it is predicted that the population living in medium-sized cities will double, making them the main engine for the region’s economic growth. If not…
ASEAN and the United States discussed a range of collaborative initiatives to further strengthen their strategic partnership during a meeting at the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta. The 10th Meeting of the ASEAN-U.S. Joint Cooperation Committee noted that the ASEAN-U.S. relations continued to follow an upward trajectory since its elevation to a strategic level in 2015. The meeting…