Jefferson Science Fellow Lectures on Smart Cities and Technology

Jefferson Science Fellow (JSF) Dr. Elizabeth Smela presented a lecture, "Smart Cities and Their Technologies: An introduction to smart cities and the technologies needed to implement them," to department employees and guests. Held at the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine, Dr. Smela's lecture explained some of the key technologies that need to be employed in order to…

ASEAN’s Smart Cities Need Smart Parking

Boston Consulting Group's 2017 report titled, "Unlocking Cities," revealed that Vietnamese spend the most time looking for parking spaces. It took city dwellers in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh an average of 45 minutes and 31 minutes, respectively, to find a parking space for their cars. The study also found that Filipinos and Thais spend…

Who Will Pay for ASEAN’s Smart Cities?

At the ASEAN Smart Cities Network Roundtable Meeting in Bangkok in June, Thailand's Digital Economy and Society Minister Pichet Durongkaveroj called for more public-private partnerships and said his country plans to attract non-ASEAN countries for partnerships and investments in smart city infrastructure as part of the ASCN. Among the countries mentioned were Japan, South Korea and China – all…

USASCP Holds Listening Session at ASCN Annual Conference

The USASCP invited officials from the 26 ASCN pilot cities to speak about their smart city work and needs. The event was held at the Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprason Hotel on the afternoon of August 21, the day before the opening of the ASCN Annual Meeting and ASCN Conference & Exhibition held at the nearby GMM Live…

Southeast Asia open to Huawei over 5G

Southeast Asian countries eyeing the promise of 5G connectivity to boost economic development are sticking to Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei among others.  "It becomes necessary for Southeast Asian countries to explore the possibilities offered by 5G for the next generation," said Farlina Said, noting 5G can be conducive for ASEAN to build the Smart Cities Network,…

ASEAN and Korean Youth Cooperate on Smart Cities

More efficient waste and traffic management systems are among the best practices that ASEAN can adopt from Korea. The two areas were among the fields in which policy recommendations were proposed at the recently concluded 2019 ASEAN-Korea Youth Network Workshop which gathered 80 university students from 13 countries for 10 days of lectures, site visits, cultural exchange…

Enhancing the Readiness of ASEAN Smart Cities

ERIA, in collaboration with Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Srinidhorn International Institute of Technology (SIIT), and Chiang Mai Municipality, organized a two-day workshop on ‘Realising Smart Cities’ on 23 and 24 July in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The workshop examined how cities can develop smart city programmes including the costs versus benefits. Read Full ERIA Article

USASCP Hosts U.S. Study Tour for ASCN

Thirty officials from each of cities in the ASEAN Smart City Network (ASCN) visited the United States to participate in a series of smart city related events. Participants learned about global best practices, met with U.S. government and private sector experts, and visited U.S. cities that have successfully implemented smart city solutions. Data gathered during…

ASCN Representatives Attend Smart Cities Expo

ASCN representatives attended the Global City Teams Challenge Smart and Secure Cities and Communities Challenge (GCTC/SC3) Expo, which featured U.S. mayors and other smart city innovators in keynote addresses and topic-specific parallel sessions. Read More About GTCT Expo

USASCP Launches with Smart Cities Symposium for ASCN

The U.S.-ASEAN Smart City Partnership (USASCP) kicked off July 9 with a welcome at the State Department for 30 representatives from the pilot cities of the ASEAN Smart City Network (ASCN). Assistant Secretary of State David Stilwell gave opening remarks, followed by Joy Sinay of the ASEAN Secretariat and Dr. Passakon Prathombutr from Thailand's Digital Economy Promotion Agency.…

President Deepens Economic Cooperation with ROK, i.e. USASCP

President Donald Trump and President Moon Jae-in took steps to deepen security, economic, scientific, health, and cultural cooperation in the region. The United States and the Republic of Korea share goals on encouraging an open and innovative environment for a thriving regional digital economy. For example, the United States promotes an open, interoperable, reliable, and secure Internet, encourages private…