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…

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…

Site Visit to DC Water for ASEAN Embassies, Japan and Republic of Korea

Smart Cities Site Visit to DC Water for ASEAN Embassies, Japan and Republic of Korea.

RFP – Smart Cities Business Innovation Fund

The U.S. ASEAN Smart Cities Partnership invites proposals for funding a sustainable net-zero/low carbon solution to address a documented urban challenge.

U.S. Consulate General Delegation to the Mekong River Delta Province of An Giang

The delegation met in-person with key government officials from An Giang province to discuss how the U.S. government agencies and Smart Cities companies can support the preparation and implementation of An Giang Province’s Smart Cities projects.

U.S.-Singapore Partnership for Growth and Innovation (PGI)

Joint U.S.-Singapore activities under the Partnership (PGI), include four pillars: digital economy, clean energy and environmental technology, advanced manufacturing, and healthcare. PGI activities will address shared policy priorities, such as standards and supply chain resilience, and leverage regional networks such as the Southeast Asia Manufacturing Alliance.

US-ASEAN Smart Cities Partnership supports YSEALI Smart Cities Regional Workshop

The Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative is the U.S. government’s signature program to engage with emerging leaders in Southeast Asia. YSEALI seeks to build the leadership capabilities of youth in the region, strengthen ties between the United States and Southeast Asia, and nurture a community of leaders who work across borders to solve shared issues.