Smart cities using data-driven technology to innovate and manage city resources are a key to sustainable development in both the United States and ASEAN. The inaugural USASCP event was held in Washington, D.C. in July with representatives of the 26 pilot cities in the ASEAN Smart Cities Network exchanging views with public and private sector smart city experts and exploring U.S. commercial solutions to smart city challenges. The initial U.S. commitment to this partnership is $10 million.