Joint U.S.-Singapore activities under the Partnership (PGI), include four pillars: digital economy, clean energy and environmental technology, advanced manufacturing, and healthcare. PGI activities will address shared policy priorities, such as standards and supply chain resilience, and leverage regional networks such as the Southeast Asia Manufacturing Alliance.
The United States and Singapore are enduring strategic partners, and we share a strong tradition of working together to promote peace, stability, and prosperity in Southeast Asia and beyond. The United States and Singapore commit to expand our efforts promoting smart, sustainable cities through the ASEAN Smart Cities Network (ASCN) and the U.S.-ASEAN Smart Cities Partnership.
The U.S.-ASEAN Smart Cities Partnership (USASCP) collaborated with the O’Neil School for Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University and 18 graduate students to share smart cities programming, urban tools and practices for improved urban sustainability.
The U.S. Foreign Commercial Service (FCS) from Embassy Jakarta, working with U.S. Consulate Offices in Medan and Surabaya, accompanied a delegation of Indonesian public and private sector representatives to DistribuTech in San Antonio, Texas January 27-31. Read More About DistribuTech
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…
USAID has dedicated an additional $441 million to expand partnerships with governments, civil society, and the private sector in countries in the Indo-Pacific region in support of activities in energy, infrastructure, digital connectivity, trade, and other economic activities.
ERIA, in collaboration with Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Srinidhorn International Institute of Technology (SIIT), and Chiang Mai Municipality, organized a two-day workshop on ‘Realising Smart Cities’ on 23 and 24 July in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The workshop examined how cities can develop smart city programmes including the costs versus benefits. Read Full ERIA Article
Participants at the 32nd U.S.-ASEAN Dialogue welcomed economic initiatives such as the U.S.-ASEAN Smart Cities Partnership and U.S.-ASEAN Connect, as well as U.S. programs under the Indo-Pacific Strategy on infrastructure, energy security, and digital commerce and cybersecurity. They recognized the importance of continued cooperation on a wide range of cyber- and digital economy-related issues.
ASEAN and the United States discussed a range of collaborative initiatives to further strengthen their strategic partnership during a meeting at the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta. The 10th Meeting of the ASEAN-U.S. Joint Cooperation Committee noted that the ASEAN-U.S. relations continued to follow an upward trajectory since its elevation to a strategic level in 2015. The meeting…
Vietnam is making great efforts to build smart cities based on its internal and external advantages. Ta Thi Thanh Huong, urban green growth specialist from the Global Green Growth Institute in Vietnam, writes about the challenges and opportunities that come with developing this type of city. Read Full Article From Vietnam Investment Review
Strategically, the U.S.-ASEAN Smart Cities Partnership reaffirms U.S. commitment to the region at a time of uncertainty. Since the U.S. withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), ASEAN leaders have held doubt regarding U.S. engagement in and with the region. The Smart Cities Partnership assuages this doubt, and complements the recently announced $113 million investment pledge in technology,…