Singapore-U.S. Third Country Programme: Workshop on Smart Cities

This Workshop is sponsored by the Government of Singapore and the Government of the United States of America under the Singapore-U.S. Third Country Training Programme (SG-US TCTP). Through the course, participants will understand the application of guiding principles in smart sustainable urban development and management based on Singapore and U.S.’ experiences and the integration of technological and biophilic solutions in developing smart and sustainable cities.

Participants will acquire practical policy application tips through networking and action planning sessions with practitioner and exposure to case studies from Singapore and United States.

Programme Overview

The course will feature thematic sessions led by multi-disciplinary experts addressing key issues of smart cities, and will include, site visits, ‘deep dive’ scenario planning exercises, interactive workshops, and networking sessions with public as well as private sector solution providers. This course consists of 2 segments: Segment 1: Webinars & Segment 2: Study visit to Singapore.

Topics includes:

  • Smart Cities Framework
  • Integrated Master Planning & Development
  • Greening and Biodiversity
  • Water Management
  • Public Health
  • Housing
  • Infrastructure Financing

This course will be conducted from 3 to 14 October 2022.

  • Segment 1 will be conducted from 3 to 7 October 2022, in Singapore.
  • Segment 2 will be conducted from 10 to 14 October 2022, in the US.

Participants must attend both segments. [Note: The two segments are consecutive. Participants will fly from Singapore on 8 October 2022 and arrive in the US on 9 October 2022.]

Eligibility Criteria

Invited countries are Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

This workshop is for:

  • Mid- to senior officials from cities in ASEAN and have influence in shaping policy in various urban domains.
  • Officials who serve at the municipal, state, or national levels and holding responsibilities related to sustainable urban development, essential urban services, e.g.: water, health, food, waste, energy, transport, etc. and smart cities management.
  • [Note: These include but are not limited to, urban planners, water/transportation engineers, ecosystems/parks managers, technologists, public health directors, educators, sociologists, policy makers, financial management experts, solid waste directors.]

Applicants should be:

  • Nominated by their government
  • Proficient in written and spoken English
  • Fully vaccinated with WHO EUL COVID-19 vaccines
  • In good health
  • Prepared to participate actively in the programme

Programme Fee

This course is sponsored by the Government of Singapore and the Government of the United States of America.

These expenses include:

  • Course fees, including lecture fees, administrative fees, and course materials.
  • Accommodation for the entire duration of the course.
  • Transportation to the training venue and site visits during the course.
  • COVID-19 insurance for each participant for the entire duration of the course.


Please email grace_lau@mnd.gov.sg for enquiries.