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Study to Advance Sustainable Urbanisation in ASEAN

Status: Completed.

With the increasing pace of urbanisation comes the immediate need for cities in ASEAN to provide adequate urban infrastructure.  This need is reflected in the Master Plan for ASEAN Connectivity (MPAC) 2025, which aims to advance sustainable urbanisation and scale up the sharing of smart urbanisation models across cities in the ASEAN Member States (AMS). Given the various efforts and available expertise already existing in ASEAN, it is important for all stakeholders to have a common understanding, consolidate experiences and exchange “know-how” on developing cities in a liveable and sustainable way.

This project undertook scoping of cooperation for sustainable urbanisation in ASEAN, to identify prioritised areas of work related to sustainable urbanisation that can quickly yield an agreed regional outcome.  It took stock of various initiatives, and share results and lessons learned from relevant past and current regional, national and sub-national initiatives. It defined a roadmap describing time-specific targeted actions or activities and initial indicators of sustainable urbanisation performance as a baseline for future measurement.

The result of this project is the ASEAN Sustainable Urbanisation Strategy which was launched at the 33rd ASEAN Summit in Singapore.  It can also be downloaded from the ASEAN Connectivity website.

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