ASCN a collection of good practices
Advanced technologies including information and communication technology (ICT) which are being developed in the recent years bring about changes to urban structure, urban role and human values.
They hold the potential to greatly contribute to solving various urban issues and thereby realizing a sustainable city. For that reason, efforts and initiatives on Smart City which utilize advanced technologies are currently progressing worldwide to derive solutions on urban issues.
In ASEAN, a powerful platform that promotes the development of Smart City - the ASEAN Smart Cities Network (ASCN) - was established in 2018. Japan, in the meantime, is also making various efforts in the realization of Smart City. The cooperation between ASEAN and Japan will likely allow more effective implementation of Smart City initiatives.
Japan has been developing sustainable cities by introducing new technologies and systems in conjunction with the effective use of the conventional ones to tackle urban social issues that continuously change over time. By sharing such experiences and technologies which Japan has acquired, we trust that Japan can provide support in developing Smart Cities which ASEAN seeks for.
The Urban Renaissance Agency (UR), which serves as the organizer of this high-level meeting, has played an especially unique role in the urban development of Japan, including large-scale development projects in the suburban area and redevelopment projects for city center revitalization. By making use of our experience and knowhow, we are confident that UR can also provide valuable support to ASEAN countries in delivering Smart City development.
Good Practicies of Smart City
Current Status and Initiatives of 26 ASCN Cities
Towards the Building of Smart City
Projects for building Smart City are being initiated in the ASCN cities. Towards the realization of an ambitious vision to develop a smart, sustainable and vibrant society, steady progress is being made through the initiatives of pilot cities and their go vernments.
Japan is prepared to support for such initiatives in the ASCN cities. Beside the intr oduction of new technologies, in order to solve urban issues, various factors such as strong leadership, partnership between the government, business operators and citizens, and cr eative use of legislative systems are also indispensable. We trust that this book, which sho ws how Japan has resolved urban issues in the past and the kinds of initiativ es being made in the w orld, will serve as a reference and inform the approaches to be taken by ASCN.
By sharing our knowledge on practices of the highest standard, we can move forward and unlock the boundless possibilities. The further s trengthening of collaboration between the ASCN cities and their partners shall ensure the success of ASCN.