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 value of using globally accepted standards for infrastructure, ICT equipment, and enabling products like sensors to minimize risk and accelerate ASEAN smart city development as well as equipped participants with new critical thinking tools for addressing the complex smart cities challenges they face.