Smart Cities in Southeast Asia and Pandemic Responses

by Dianna Garzon The use of smart technology has been discussed in recent years for the purpose of establishing or furthering urbanization throughout the world. However, given the present-day circumstances with COVID-19, the application and research towards smart technology is best when coupled with furthering healthcare. Through the effective and innovative application of smart technology in…

Smart Cities – General Introduction and Recommendations

by Hayley Lunsford and Margarita Nunez Many cities across the globe are in the process of becoming “smart”, but many average people are unaware of what that really means. Not only are they unaware of what it means, but they are unaware of the both positive and negative effects it will have on them in everyday life. In…

United States Government Infrastructure Export Tools

By the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration This toolkit identifies federal government tools to support American companies as they compete for infrastructure projects abroad, including where they can be applied along the project life cycle.  Foreign governments and U.S. companies should use this as a general guide to learn how the U.S. government…

Toolkit for Energy and Infrastructure Projects in the Indo-Pacific Region

By METI, Trade and Economic Cooperation Bureau, Trade Promotion Division This Toolkit is designed to support Japanese companies working with U.S. companies in the energy and/or infrastructure sector in the Indo-Pacific region, and to summarize support tools which can be applicable in accordance with phase and purpose of projects. Read the Full Toolkit for Energy…

Smart Cities for All Inclusive Innovation Playbook

By Smart Cities for All The Smart Cities for All global initiative is working to eliminate the digital divide for persons with disabilities and older persons in cities and urban environments worldwide. The objective of this Inclusive Innovation Playbook is to help cities, their partners, and stakeholders define inclusion as part of the technology innovation process…

U.S.-ASEAN Smart Cities Partnership

The U.S.-ASEAN Smart Cities Partnership (USASCP) seeks to harness the expertise of the U.S. public and private sectors to collaborate with member cities in the ASEAN Smart Cities Network(ASCN) to meet the varied challenges of rapid urbanization and help improve the lives of people of the region. Read the Full U.S.-ASEAN Smart Cities Partnership 1…

Key Performance Indicators on Smart Sustainable Cities

By the International Telecommunication Union A discussion on why key performance indicators (KPIs) are important for smart cities. Download KPI Report

Smart Cities: A Toolkit for Leaders

By Knowledge@Wharton, University of Pennsylvania Mayors and other leaders often have to prioritize among the various needs of the community in light of budget constraints. The key is to strategically pick the projects that will bring the most impact to a city and result in the most good. Read the Full Smart Cities Toolkit

ASEAN Smart Cities Network by the Centre for Liveable Cities

The 10-member Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) has a population of more than 630 million, with a combined Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita of US$4,034 in 2016. By 2016, ASEAN had grown to become the sixth largest economy in the world. With such rapid urbanisation, ASEAN’s cities are increasingly confronting challenges. This…

The ASEAN Smart Cities Network, a Guide for Partners

The ASEAN Smart Cities Network, a Guide for Partners, is a four page infographic discussing how ASEAN can adopt technological and digital solutions to overcome the challenges of rapid urbanisation. Read the ASEAN Smart Cities Network, a Guide for Partners

USASCP Concept Note for U.S.-ASEAN Smart Cities Partnership

USASCP Concept Note outlined the United States’ proposal to establish a U.S.-ASEAN Smart Cities Partnership. If welcomed, we would expect Vice President Pence to announce our partnership in November at the U.S.-ASEAN Summit. Read the Full USASCP Concept Note

East Asia Summit Leader’s Statement on ASEAN Smart Cities

Challenges are arising from rapid urbanisation, and the importance of collaboration among the EAS participating countries to address the associated challenges is recognized. The ASCN’s primary goal is improving the lives of ASEAN citizens, using technology and digital infrastructure as enablers. Read the Full East Asia Summit Leader's Statement
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