ASEAN Smart Cities Network

Book Cover of ASEAN Smart Cities Network, depicting a map of all the cities in the ASCN

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The advent of the Fourth Industrial Revolutions has enabled ASEAN, home to some of the fastest growing cities in the world, to exploit smart solutions to manage some of the challenges that have emerged owing to rapid urbanization.

The ASEAN Smart Cities Network is a collaborative platform where ASEAN cities can learn from one another’s experiences in adopting smart technology, identify solutions and, more importantly, engage industry and global partners as all work towards the common goal of making urban development sustainable and their cities liveable.

This publication provides insights into ASEAN’s vision of a smart city, as articulated in the ASEAN Smart Cities Framework endorsed by the 10 ASEAN member states. It highlights some of the smart city action plans that have been formulated by the 26 pioneer cities in the network and, in some cases, already translated in the tangible projects for the benefit of generations to come.

“The ASEAN Smart Cities Network provides the sort of open platform needed to drive the smart city agenda. Cities find it quite useful, especially as Singapore has been able to draw in several first rate partners. Different cities are at different levels of developments and “smartness” and ASEAN’s diversity is well suited for such a network that allows for cities to learn from one another.”

- Taimur Khilji, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)