Worldwide Smart Cities Spending $124bn, Singapore Top Investor

Global spending on smart city initiatives will total $124 billion in 2020 at an increase of 18.9% year over year. IDC has also predicted that Singapore will remain the top investor in smart cities initiatives followed by Tokyo, New York City and London. Read Full Article From Iotnews

ASEAN and Russia to Boost Cooperation on Smart Cities by 2025

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Russia have a chance at boosting cooperation in the next five years with a focus on cybersecurity, counterterrorism and smart cities among other areas, Indonesian Ambassador to Russia Mohamad Wahid Supriyadi said in an interview with Sputnik. Read Full Article From UrduPoint

Indonesian Smart Cities Delegation Participates in DistribuTech

The U.S. Foreign Commercial Service (FCS) from Embassy Jakarta, working with U.S. Consulate Offices in Medan and Surabaya, accompanied a delegation of Indonesian public and private sector representatives to DistribuTech in San Antonio, Texas January 27-31. Read More About DistribuTech

Thailand Leading the Way for Smart Cities in ASEAN

During the 2019 ASEAN Summit, Thailand introduced the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) initiative to transform three Thai provinces into smart cities, which has turned out to be a success. With the aim to create a centre for trade, investment, regional transportation, and a strategic gateway to Asia, Thailand is confident that it would promote a seamless ASEAN.…

Smart City Model for Solving Social Problems in Malaysia

NTT Group to launch Asia's first Smart City PoC with Cyberview and Allo As part of the Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications' FY 2019 project "Research on Smart City Model for Solving Social Problems in Malaysia", based on the smart city initiatives which has been started with the City of Las Vegas, United…

NIST Associate Director Delivers Keynote Remarks at CSIS

NIST Associate Director Dr. Sokwoo Rhee delivered the keynote remarks at the CSIS event Cities of Tomorrow: Safety, Smarts, and Surveillance. CSIS convened a diverse panel of experts to distinguish between leading smart city models and discuss how their technologies, including in the areas of public safety and surveillance, are impacting the power of citizens, governments, and…

USASCP Speaks at Japan-Hosted Event on Smart Cities

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Marc Knapper and NIST Senior Executive Dr. Chris Greer delivered keynote speeches to an audience of over 180 at Japan's Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) event "Smart City Partnership: Japan-U.S." The discussion panels included participation from USASCP Program Manager Norm Capistrano and USTDA Senior Advisor Jeff Phillips on the government panel while Dr. Elisabeth Smela, University of…

JICA Seeks to Turn Phnom Penh and Towns into Smart Cities

Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) representatives have sought support from Siem Reap's Apsara National Authority (ANA) to transform the ancient capital into a smart city. The call was made in February last year after the government approved three cities to join the ASEAN Smart Cities Network (ASCN) with assistance from the Japanese government. The three…

First Two U.S.-ASEAN WiSE “Twinnings” Announced

The Water Smart Engagements (WiSE) program will be composed of four exchanges for each of the three city pairs, two from each ASEAN city and two from each U.S. city. The first two U.S.-ASEAN WiSE city pairs will be Ho Chi Minh City and San Francisco, and Phuket and Milwaukee. Read More About WiSE

Australia, the U.S. and the Race for ASEAN’s Infrastructure

Both providing infrastructure investments, sometimes in direct competition Although not clearly visible, competition between the United States and Australia in infrastructure cooperation in ASEAN exists. This can be seen from one form of infrastructure cooperation that focuses on the same goal: the development of ASEAN smart cities. As outlined above, the United States and ASEAN…

TCTP Workshop on Smart Cities

The Singapore-U.S. Third Country Training Program (TCTP) hosted a Smart Cities workshop on December 2-6, 2019 in Singapore. This five-day course aimed to deliver a comprehensive and interactive training on planning, financing, procurement, standardization, cybersecurity risk, and related topics that are fundamental to the success of smart city development in Southeast Asia.  Furthermore, the workshop demonstrated the…