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USASCP – Earth Day 2022

The Earth Day 2022 theme is “invest in our planet”. Our implementing partners are working hard behind the scenes year-round on projects that invest in our planet through sustainable building, efficient transportation, investment in a circular economy, among many other efforts. We’d like to take some time to highlight the ongoing projects that a few…

Singapore Shoe Waste Recycling Ecosystem

Leading materials science company Dow and national sports agency Sport Singapore partner to establish a permanent waste collection ecosystem to support a circular economy in Singapore. Through this initiative, used shoes are collected to create sports infrastructure including jogging tracks, fitness corners, and playgrounds. The rubber soles of the shoes are ground into rubber granules…

U.S.-ASEAN Smart Cities Partnership Grantee Concludes Successful Hospital Digitization Project

The $98,750 grant from EAP/MLA enabled local NGO First Womentech Asia to launch hospital management software in 20 private hospitals and clinics in Cambodia’s three Smart Cities (Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, and Battambang).  The program trained over 800 health professionals and digitized more than 100,000 health records.  The Ambassador and Health Ministry Secretary of State…
May 17, 2022 – May 21, 2022

9th AfriCities Summit

Kisumu, Kenya.
The 9th AfriCities Summit will be held in Kisumu, Kenya. The purpose of this summit will be to discuss the role of intermediary cities of Africa in the implementation of Agenda 2030 of the United Nations and the African Union Agenda 2064. Please find more information about the Summit here.
May 30, 2022 – June 3, 2022

Urban Future 22

Helsingborg, Sweden
Urban Future 22 will take place in Helsingborg, Sweden. Over 2,000 urban shapers, leaders, entrepreneurs, sustainable cities, media professionals, and talent will gather to discuss urban transformation. More information about Urban Future 22 can be found here.
June 2, 2022 – June 5, 2022

Stockholm+50 & World Environment Day

Stockholm+50 will commemorate the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment and celebrate 50 years of global environmental action. The theme of this meeting will be “Stockholm+50: a healthy planet for the prosperity of all – our responsibility, our opportunity”. Details about the meeting can be found here.

The U.S.-ASEAN Smart Cities Partnership seeks to meet the varied challenges of rapid urbanization and help improve the lives of people in the region through collaboration.

The U.S.-ASEAN Smart Cities Partnership (USASCP) is a collaboration between the U.S. public and private sectors with the 26 pilot cities of the ASEAN Smart Cities Network (ASCN). Programs and activities are developed to promote engagement in smart sustainable city solutions and to advance the digital and circular economies in ASEAN cities, share best practices between U.S. cities and their ASEAN counterparts, and strengthen regional cybersecurity at the sub-national level.

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Integrated Urban Services

Systems integration project to educate stakeholders on circular economy approaches to enhance resource recovery and reuse and on opportunities to develop integrated models of basic urban services and food provision.