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…

U.S. Students Research ASEAN Smart Cities

Wilbur Wright College students discussed the benefits and challenges of smart city technology with the USASCP on January 29. The discussion was the start of a mentoring relationship under the Diplomacy Lab, a State Department public-private partnership. Read More About Diplomacy Lab

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…

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…

What Lies Ahead of Indonesia’s 100 Smart Cities Movement?

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

NSF Issues DCL to Support USASCP-Aligned Research

Through this Dear Colleague Letter (DCL), the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) together with the Department of State's Bureau of East Asia and Pacific Affairs wishes to notify the U.S. community of its intention to support the following high-impact research-transition funding requests aligned with the U.S.-ASEAN Smart…

ASCN: Thinking Beyond Ceremonial Paradiplomacy

Can ASEAN support the growth of "smart" cities? On November 3, ASEAN conducted its 35th summit in Bangkok, Thailand. One notable point was the acknowledgment of the ASEAN Smart City Network Action Plan. The action plan is the next step of the ASEAN Smart City Network (ASCN), where the ASEAN member states have previously agreed on the 32nd…

Can China Outsmart U.S. in Race to Build Smart Cities in SE Asia?

Both committed to regional partnerships but U.S. is struggling to make its mark A year ago, U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence announced that the United States would support a Southeast Asian plan to transform the region's rapidly growing cities into hi-tech hubs. The move would "spur renewed American investment in the region's digital infrastructure", Pence said at the…